EH&S COVID-19 Resources

Resource Requests

EH&S is currently distributing a variety of supplies to support a safe return to on-campus work. Available items include: face coverings, gloves, disinfectant, and hand sanitizer. Request can be submitted through the Resource Request Form. Please attempt to consolidate requests into a single submission by research group, building, or department as appropriate. All requests are evaluated by EH&S staff before pickup will be scheduled. Supplies can be retrieved from the Thimann loading dock or the EH&S Hazardous Waste Facility.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required by the County of Santa Cruz Public Health Division. Coverings can be made of cloth, fabric or permeable materials, without holes, that covers only the nose and mouth and surrounding areas of the lower face. Coverings should not include any kind of one-way exhalation valve. The campus community must wear face coverings when interacting in person, moving through public spaces and common areas (bathrooms, waiting rooms, hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities), in spaces where food is prepared and distributed, and in any room or enclosed area where others are present.


  • 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