Illustration of someone wearing a face mask
  • All students, employees, and visitors must wear a face covering at all times while on campus, indoors or outdoors, unless a specific exception applies. The university will provide a cloth face covering to students and employees; however, individuals may also wear their own cloth face coverings.
  • Face coverings may vary (e.g., masks or neck gaiters are acceptable). At minimum, face coverings should:
    • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
    • Be secured (e.g., with ties or ear loops)
    • Cover the nose and mouth
    • Allow for breathing without restriction
    • Have the ability to be laundered without damage or change to shape
  • Exception - face coverings do not need to be worn while in a single-occupancy office or on-campus residence (if applicable) with a closed door, or while eating or drinking.
  • Face coverings and masks are designed to help contain the wearer's respiratory emissions, and are critical to minimizing risks to others near you. Physical distancing must also be maintained even while wearing face coverings.
  • Cloth face coverings must only be worn for one day at a time, and must be properly laundered before use again.

For more information on face coverings, please refer to the following resources:

Additional Worksite-Specific Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

  • PPE includes but is not limited to gloves, gowns/aprons, goggles or face shields, medical-grade surgical masks and respirators. PPE does not guarantee total protection and must be used in combination with precautionary measures such as hand hygiene to be most effective. PPE used improperly (such as when taking off PPE) can provide a false sense of protection and potentially lead to self-contamination, particularly when not combined with other hygiene measures.
  • Additionally, pursuant to a hazard assessment when requested by management, agree to use other PPE as indicated for the specific role. PPE will be made available by the university.

The following matrix may help determine which PPE is right for you:

High Exposure Risk

Those with high potential for exposure to known or suspected sources of COVID-19 patients. For example, close contact (less than 6 ft) for more than 10 minutes.

Recommended for Student Health Services personnel; first responders; DPS Officers who may have physical contact with these individuals; those entering isolation/ quarantined housing units.

Cloth Face CoveringDisposable GlovesFace ShieldDisposable GownN95 Respirator
 

Note: Additional PPE may be required depending on hazards of the job tasks (e.g., goggles are required when handling hazardous chemicals)

Medium Exposure Risk

Those requiring frequent and/or close contact (less than 6 ft) for more than 10 minutes with people who may be infected (but NOT known or suspected COVID-19 patients) and in which there is no way to re-engineer their work space (e.g., high-population density work environments).

Recommended for public facing departments such as DPS, shuttle drivers, kitchen and dining employees.

Cloth Face CoveringDisposable GlovesFace ShieldDisposable GownN95 Respirator
   

Note: Additional PPE may be required depending on hazards of the job tasks (e.g., goggles are required when handling hazardous chemicals)

Low Exposure Risk

Those not requiring contact with people known to be, or suspected of being, infected, nor have frequent close contact (less than 6 ft) with co-workers and the general public.

Recommended for outdoor shared spaces, indoor spaces, alone in an office or laboratory.

Cloth Face CoveringDisposable GlovesFace ShieldDisposable GownN95 Respirator
       

Note: Additional PPE may be required depending on hazards of the job tasks (e.g., goggles are required when handling hazardous chemicals)

Standard Operating Procedures: Central Purchasing of PPE and COVID Related Supplies

Historically, PPE has been procured by individual departments. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption in the PPE supply chain and many unvetted, non-traditional vendors have entered the marketplace. In order to maintain due diligence on vendor selection and to ensure appropriate PPE inventory to facilitate a safe and smooth return to campus, a centralized program has been implemented.

  • Step 1: Approval
    • Unit Leaders are required to submit a Workspace Assessment. This may be resubmitted over time as additional employees return to campus. In the Workspace Assessment, unit leaders will be asked a series of questions, including anticipated PPE needs.
    • EHS and Public Safety Emergency Management will review all Workspace Assessments and will validate or correct PPE needs based on reported work to be conducted on campus. 
  • Step 2: Ordering
    • The COVID Central Purchasing Team will order and provide an email confirmation of expected arrival.
  • Step 3: Distribution
    • When your order is ready, it will be delivered to your department.
    • You will receive an email confirmation when your order has been delivered.

PPE Items Available

  • N95 Masks, Face Shields, and Gloves
    • Recommended for individuals with high potential for exposure to known or suspected sources of COVID-19 patients
    • LMU Main User: Student Health Services
  • Surgical Mask, Face Shield, and Gloves
    • Recommended for individuals that require frequent and/or close contact (less than six feet) for 10 minutes or longer with people who may be infected (not known or suspected) and which there is no way to re-engineer their work space
    • LMU Main User: Student Health Services, Department of Public Safety, Athletics, and Facilities Management

Non-PPE Items Available

  • Cloth Face Covers
    • Recommend for individuals when don't require contact with people known to be infected or suspected and who can stay six feet away from co-workers and the general public.
    • Required for all LMU Community members and approved visitors.

All LMU faculty and staff will receive two cloth masks when they return to campus.

Other Items

  • Cleaning Supplies: Facilities Management has placed sanitizing wipe stations throughout the LMU campus.
  • Hand Sanitizer: Facilities Management has placed hand sanitizing stations at all building entrances and throughout each building.