Acquisition and Distribution of Returning to Yale Kits

Yale has established a plan to ensure that all students, faculty, researchers, and staff are equipped with the necessary masks/face coverings, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant wipes as they return on campus. 

Returning to Yale Kit Contents

Yale will provide a Returning to Yale kit containing three reusable cloth masks, one 8-ounce bottle of Purell, and disinfectant wipes for your personal use. For details, see What to Expect When You are Approved to Return to Campus page. Researchers will receive everything in the standard Kit, including an additional 50 disposable masks.

Returning to Yale Kit Distribution Plan

Lead Administrators (LAs) should order PPE items in bulk using the Yale’s Printing and Publishing PPE order site. This site allows for the ordering of PPE replenishment items as well as Returning to Yale kits (only for those who have not previoulsy received them).


How to Obtain

All Communities (Reorders)

Unless otherwise instructed by your Lead Administrator, you should retrieve your kit from a depot location. Orders may be placed via the Yale Printing and Publishing Services website.


Unless otherwise instructed by your Lead Administrator, you should retrieve your it from a depot location. Orders may be placed via the Yale Printing and Publishing Services website.

Faculty and Instructors

Alternative face coverings exist for in-person instruction and will be available in early September. Contact to discuss options and test samples. 

Graduate and Professional Students

On Campus: Distributed by Graduate Housing staff and placed in student rooms before arrival.

Off Campus: Unless you’ve been provided other kit distribution information from your School’s Lead Administrator, retrieve your kit from a depot location—there is no need to order in advance. (Lead Administrators at some schools may wish to pick up kits on behalf of their units; orders can be placed via the Yale Printing and Publishing Services website.)


Newly Approved: Order your own supplies via the Yale Printing and Publishing Services website.

Previously Approved: All orders will be managed by your department (and fulfilled by early August).


Distributed by residential college staff and placed in student rooms before arrival.

Returning to Yale Kit Pickup Location

Individual Returning to Yale kits may be picked up Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Yale Printing and Publishing Services, 344 Winchester Ave., New Haven, loading docks 1 and 2 (access via Argyle Street). These kits are only for people who have not previously returned to campus and obtained a kit.

  • Wear a face covering and practice social distancing
  • Bring and scan their Yale ID to obtain a kit (ID Scan will track receipt of kits per person)
  • Pick up their own kit only
  • Honor the one kit per person restriction

You can also contact if there is a special need or a delay in receiving your supplies or if you have other questions/concerns regarding the supply kits.

Clear Face Masks

Clear face masks are available to people who interact with individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing. Early September the masks can be ordered via the Yale Printing and Publishing Services website. Email for more information.

Lead Administrators and Disinfectant Wipes

The Office of Facilities has developed a reopening plan for university buildings, which includes a summary of customer/occupant responsibilities. Lead Administrators will also be responsible for ordering supplies.

PPE for Researchers and Clinicians

Effective September 3rd , researchers and clinicians can order PPE via a Workday requisition.

  • Cost Center Requisitioners will use the Workday Create Requisition task to generate their orders. The standard Workday approval process will apply.
  • A hosted catalog with the supplier name “COVID-19 STOCKROOM AT YALE UNIVERSITY” contains these products. To search the catalog, use the quick link on the SciQuest home page or use product search with this supplier name.