Will UWM provide personal protective equipment (PPE)? If so, how do I get it?

June 23, 2020

Yes. The university is purchasing personal protective equipment at a central level that will be distributed to any campus department that needs it for essential operations. This program is intended to supplement regular procurement by campus departments by serving as a reserve supply when items are difficult to obtain through regular vendors.

PPE and other supplies being purchased at a central level include:

  • Disposable exam gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Face shields
  • Disposable procedure “surgical” masks
  • Disposable gowns
  • Respiratory protection (including disposable filtering facepieces, such as those for N95 masks)
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cloth face coverings/masks
  • Disposable disinfectant wipes
  • Disinfectant spray bottles
  • Physical barriers (plexiglass)
  • Social distancing floor markers

If needed, employees can request items through the UWM PPE request form.