PPE & Cleaning Information

Ensuring the health and safety of the campus community is everyone's responsibility. As we return to life and work on Bucknell's campus, it's important that faculty and staff follow key health and safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Information about important personal safety changes and how to order personal protective equipment can be found below.

Ordering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

In order to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) efficiently, each department/office has been assigned a point of contact who will order supplies for their department/office weekly (on Thursdays) through Bucknell Facilities. In most cases this will be your department's administrative assistant. Ask someone in your department if you are unsure of your department's point of contact.

Contact this person to order the following supplies:

  • Masks: disposable, clear and KN-95
  • Hand sanitizer (4 oz. bottles)
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Face shields
  • Chalkboard erasers
  • Chalk
  • Whiteboard markers
  • Whiteboard erasers

Orders submitted by noon on Thursday of each week will be delivered no later than the early part of the following week by the building custodian.

All employees have also been provided with a washable cloth mask. Branded cloth masks can also be ordered through the Print, Publications & Mail online storefront (login required). 

Requests should reflect the fact that orders will be filled weekly; please do not stockpile supplies. PPE requests will be funded centrally and not charged to departments.

Cleaning Supplies

Classrooms and community areas will be stocked with spray bottles of disinfectant and paper towels. You may contact Facilities to request cleaning supplies for shared spaces. Facilities does not accept orders for disinfecting wipes. Common areas are also supplied with hand sanitizer dispensers.

How to Order Other Supplies

Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols

Bucknell Facilities will operate in accordance with the increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols recommended by the CDC, using EPA-approved products that are effective against the COVID-19 virus. Throughout the pandemic, Facilities has monitored and adopted CDC recommendations.