Obtaining Returning to Yale Kits

Last Updated July 30, 2021

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

While supplies last, Yale will provide a Returning to Yale kit to individuals who have not yet received one. Kits contain one reusable cloth mask, one box of 50 3-ply disposable masks, one 8-ounce bottle of Purell, and disinfectant wipes for personal use. For details, see  What to Expect When You are Approved to Return to Campus

How to Order Kits and Supplies

Departments are advised to request a small supply of masks and other items for personal workspaces to provide to staff, as needed. Orders can be placed via the  Yale Printing and Publishing Services website and are typically delivered the next day.  This site also allows for the ordering of Returning to Yale Kits (while supplies last, for individuals who have not previously received them) and replenishment of items within the kits. 


How to Obtain

All Communities (Kits and replenishment orders

Your  Lead Administrator  or their designee will order kits for anyone newly returning to campus. Lead Administrators or their designees will also place PPE replenishment orders via the  Yale Printing and Publishing Services website.

Faculty and Instructors

Alternative face coverings exist for in-person instruction and are available. Contact  ehs@yale.edu  to discuss options and test samples.


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

Returning to Yale Kit Pickup Location

Your Lead Administrator or their designee will order the necessary kits and supplies as previously described. However, there may be times when a newly returning individual will be instructed to pick up their own kit. While supplies last, 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 have not already obtained a kit. When picking up a kit, individuals must: 

  • Follow Health and Safety Requirements, as outlined on Yale’s COVID-19 website
  • 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  ppe.support@yale.edu  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. These masks can be ordered via the Yale Printing and Publishing Services website. Email ehs@yale.edu for more information.

Lead Administrators and Disinfectant Wipes

Lead Administrators are responsible for  supporting the provision of  disinfectant wipes in areas not covered by Facilities such as copy rooms, conference rooms, kitchenettes, etc. These can be ordered via the  Yale Printing and Publishing Services website. 

To ensure availability, the University has made select cleaning supplies available via  the  Yale Printing and Publishing Services website.

PPE for Researchers and Clinicians

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.
  • Researchers and clinicians requiring additional PPE specific to their research program, such as disposable gloves, disposable isolation gowns, etc., may now procure select PPE supplies through a SciQuest hosted catalog named “COVID-19 Stockroom at Yale University.” This catalog focuses specifically on critical specialty PPE items including face shields, ASTM surgical masks Level 1 and Level 2, disposable gloves, and disposable isolation gowns. You will need a valid charging (COA) account to purchase these supplies through the COVID-19 Stockroom at Yale University.