As part of research reactivation and our commitment to adhere to public health guidelines, Yale will continue to provide disposable surgical face masks to laboratory researchers at least through December 2020. While recognizing that health care workers remain the highest priority, we are working closely with our partners in Yale Purchasing and monitoring critical supply chains to secure enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to meet the additional needs of campus researchers in specialty research environments.
Non-Laboratory, Office-Based Researchers
Everyone is required to wear a face mask while on campus and maintain 6 ft of physical separation. All people authorized to return to campus during Phase 2 and 3 of Yale’s research reactivation will receive a Return to Yale Cloth Mask Kit that contains three reusable cloth masks, hand sanitizer, surface disinfecting wipes, a lanyard, and an ID badge holder. Cloth masks are appropriate for most on-campus environments, but not laboratory research environments. To authorize office-based research, you are required to be registered through Workday or Integrator and follow posted guidance. Your dean will convey if a registration in Integrator is required for office work.
Laboratory-Based Researchers not Involving in-person Human Subjects Work
If your work is laboratory-based and you have not yet received authorization to return to campus as part of Phase 1 or 2 reactivation, the faculty principal investigator for your laboratory needs to apply for authorization through EHS Integrator. Upon authorization to return to campus, investigators will receive an initial allotment of university-supplied face masks, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer for your research group. To replenish any of the standard PPE supplies you received in your ‘Return to Yale Kits’, please order directly through the YPPS return to Yale site. These items will continue to be supplied free of charge.
In addition, Yale has centrally procured PPE supplies in bulk that have been difficult to procure by individual labs, departments or units during these unprecedented times. Researchers and clinicians requiring additional PPE specific to their research program, such as disposable gloves, disposable isolation gowns, etc., may procure select PPE supplies through a newly established SciQuest hosted catalog named “COVID-19 Stockroom at Yale University.” This catalog focuses specifically on critical specialty PPE items including face shields, ASTM surgical masks Level 1 and Level 2, disposable gloves, and disposable isolation gowns. You will need a valid charging (COA) account to purchase these supplies through the COVID-19 Stockroom at Yale University.
Please note that if you are part of a Yale Medicine operated clinic or other provider-based settings in the New Haven area administering direct medical care to patients, then you should continue to use existing PPE procurement pathways via Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital for your needs.
All supplies available in the COVID-19 Stockroom at Yale University catalog have been pre-purchased and are stored at Yale. Orders are fulfilled through the Research Stockroom (School of Medicine Research Stockroom or the Kline Research Stockroom) and will arrive by delivery to the address specified in the requisition.
We strongly encourage you to make use of the COVID-19 Stockroom at Yale University resource as it will help the University monitor the supplies of our most critical research needs, purchase critical supplies in bulk, and ensure that PPE supplies remain available through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact Yale Purchasing if you have any questions or concerns regarding the availability of PPE and other research supplies.