Distribution of reusable face coverings to employees

To help ensure compliance with current campus public health guidance, UW–Madison is providing all employees with three reusable cloth face coverings to wear as they return to campus. In addition, student employees in public-facing roles will be provided with one reusable cloth face covering for their work on campus—in addition to the two they receive in their student safety kit. The purchase of face coverings is being centrally funded, so they are free of charge for departments and employees.

Distribution of the face coverings for lab and office use is being managed through the CALS-specific PPE procurement and distribution process (follow instructions for “Lab and Office PPE”). Reusable face masks appear in the Smart Restart catalog as “Ad Madison 4-ply fabric face mask.”

Face coverings, face shields, and other materials for instructors teaching in-person courses have already been ordered in coordination with school/college associate deans and are being shipped to school/college pick-up locations. Academic Affairs Associate Dean Karen Wassarman will work with departments to arrange pick-up of supplies; departments will distribute to their instructors.

Units that still have questions should contact Shop@UW Customer Service at