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Monday, July 6, 2020

Today's Message

Posted: Monday, July 6, 2020

Ordering PPE and Other COVID-19-Related Items: Prior Consultation Is Required

As interest in acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) for the fall semester increases across campus, please help us ensure that spending controls as required by SUNY System Administration and described in New York State Division of Budget Bulletin B-1223 are met, such purchases are needed, and materials are acquired in a coordinated manner. (PPE, equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards, includes items such as face masks and gloves.)

All requests for COVID-19-related purchases, including signage, must be submitted to Jeffrey Hammer, director of environmental health and safety (EH&S), for approval before purchase. This includes purchases that will be made with a Procurement Card.

Departmental PPE concerns and requests should be included by supervisors in all return-to-work plans. EH&S will review these concerns and respond to supervisors.

Please note these measures already in place across campus:

  • Each Buffalo State employee returning to the workplace will be provided with two reusable cloth masks.
  • Disinfectant cleaner, spray bottles, and paper towels are available to all offices through Custodial Services.
  • Hand sanitizer units have been strategically placed throughout campus in all buildings.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Submitted by: Lisa H. Krieger
Also appeared:
Thursday, July 9, 2020