Health and Cleaning Supplies

Mason has centralized the purchase of safety supplies and equipment. Environmental Health and Safety will provide certain items to your unit and department.

hand sanitizer and mask
Hand sanitizer is easily accessible to the Mason community.

Centralized purchasing helps us ensure product standardization, favorable pricing, availability, and safety standards. Academic units and departments are prohibited from ordering these specific items:

  • Plastic barriers.
  • Disposable or reusable face coverings.
  • Hand sanitizer and sanitizer dispensers.
  • Disinfectant wipes.
  • Non-latex disposable gloves for public health use.

Mason does not require centralization of all personal protective equipment (PPE) purchases. If you bought certain items (disposable lab coats, gloves) prior to the pandemic, you can still buy them.

Specialized items should not be ordered unless part of existing medical/research related activities. They include:

  • N95 or other medical grade masks
  • Air purification systems

Certain items are prohibited and should not be ordered under any circumstances:

  • Latex gloves
  • KN95 masks

The Procurement of Critical Supplies Working Group is working with campus stakeholders and vendors to identify product specifications and availability.

If you have questions related to safety, contact Environmental Health and Safety.

Other purchasing-related questions should be directed to Fiscal Services.