EH&S COVID-19 Additional Resources

Resource Requests

Face coverings are the primary tool for preventing the spread of COVID. Other items like gloves, sanitizer, disinfectant, and air purifiers may be valuable in certain situations. Details are provided below.

COVID Resource Information

Air Purifiers

Shared multi-occupant offices, public facing spaces, and high density areas may benefit from an air purifier. Purifiers are not appropriate for private single occupant offices and have limited impact in large volume spaces. Purifiers have been placed in instructional spaces where appropriate.

Please note all building ventilation systems have been optimized to allow for the maximum amount of outdoor air mechanically possible, air exchanges are also operating at the capacity of their design. Building ventilation system air filters have been upgraded to MERV 13 throughout campus. Due to the implementation of these controls, air purifiers are NOT a required COVID mitigation measure for multi-occupancy and conference spaces.

Two models of HEPA air purifiers have been distributed around campus during the COVID pandemic:



  • Cleaning - The removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Does not inherently kill germs, but may remove them.
  • Disinfecting - The use of chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or physically remove germs.

It is important to select appropriate disinfecting solutions. When possible, use an EPA listed disinfectant

Two example disinfectants used on campus.  Both are EPA listed disinfectants.

EcoLab Hydrogen Peroxide Surface Disinfectant Spray

This disinfectant is an activated hydrogen peroxide solution produced by EcoLab and certified by the Environmental Protection Agency for use against SARS-CoV-2. Guidance on the use of this surface disinfectant and the safety data sheet can be found here: Peroxide Multi-surface Cleaner and Disinfectant.


Steridol Wipes

Steridol wipes use a quaternary ammonium salt solution to disinfect surfaces.  It is effective against many viruses and bacteria.  



Hand Sanitizer

Ethyl alcohol (ethanol) based hand sanitizer is effective at killing microbes that may be living on the hands and are effective against SARS-CoV-2.

Automatic Hand Sanitizer Stations

Touchless sanitizer stations are available and are supported by campus Custodial Services. To request installation, maintenance, or refilling please submit a work order to Custodial Services


Nitrile Gloves

Glove supply is no longer significantly impacted. Gloves can be obtained from PPDO Shop Stores or The Physical and Biological Sciences receiving group at Thimann Labs, FOAPAL is required.