Will UWM be providing N95 and other higher-grade disposable masks on campus?

May 20, 2022

Yes. N95 respirator masks and surgical-style masks will be available to pick up on campuses.

UWM is strongly recommending that students and employees wear N95 respirator-style masks or disposable surgical-style masks while on campus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing the most protective mask available and making sure it fits well. See this CDC webpage for all the details of masks and respirators.

Look for stations distributing N95 respirators in larger, busier buildings on all campuses, including the Golda Meir Library, Engelmann Hall (Human Resources Main Desk), Klotsche Center, Zilber School of Public Health, School of Continuing Education, School of Freshwater Sciences and in the main offices at the branch campuses.

Students will be given five N95 respirators at a time. Faculty/staff will receive 10 respirators at a time, to help make sure students and employees have them in classrooms and offices. UWM recommends that the N95 respirators are worn just one day and then deposited in the trash.

Surgical-style masks (blue) will be available at mask stations in each building on all campuses. These also are disposable, one-day masks. They are not recyclable; please place in trash receptacles.

In addition, campus units that need masks can order them by completing this form or emailing uwm-supplyreq@uwm.edu. Several types of masks are available.

See also: Tips on getting the best protection from your N95