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Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Ordering and distribution of COVID-related PPE and cleaning materials will be centralized for non-hospital units to avoid internal bidding wars and other supply chain disruptions which could affect hospital and other operations negatively. The Medical Center has a separate standard process for stocking and ordering PPE supplies. Environmental Services will continue to provide and replenish hand sanitizer in building entryways and common areas.

Availability to faculty, staff, students

Masks will be made available to all students and employees.

Requirements for PPE

Procedural or cloth face masks are required in all common areas (hallways, restrooms, break areas). Face masks must be worn in indoor public spaces any time there is more than one person in a given space, including times of brief interaction between co-workers or friends, and anytime another person is within six feet. Masks must be worn outdoors when 6-foot separation is not feasible. Employees working alone do not need to wear a mask.

Encouragement of flu vaccine

The University of Rochester will continue to encourage all faculty, staff, and students to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Health care providers are required to participate in the annual flu vaccination compliance program.

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