University Health and Safety Mask Support Program

The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) recommends that employees wear better quality masks to reduce the likelihood of transmitting and contracting COVID-19. This program is designed to help you choose a high-quality mask and provide instructions on its use and care to minimize transmission of respiratory diseases. This program is available for all faculty, staff, and students within the University Community. 

Requirements for Wearing a High-Quality Mask

If you choose to voluntarily wear an N95 masks, such as the N95s recommended below, you must complete the Voluntary Use Respiratory Protection Training. Fit testing is not required for voluntary use, nor is a fitting consultation.

Getting Help Choosing a High-Quality Mask

If you want help choosing a high quality mask, you can review our online course to learn more about the masks recommended by UHS and available through U Market. If you would like to set up an in-person appointment with University Health and Safety’s (UHS) Mask Support Program using the following procedure:

  1. Make an appointment or attend open hours according to your local program (see below)

  2. Complete the Voluntary Use Respiratory Protection Training prior to arrival at your appointment.  

  3. At your appointment, you will receive a form identifying the chosen mask type and instructions for proper fit, use, and care. Provide the form to your department contact who should order this product for you like any other work/office supply.

  4. Students completing this course will be allowed a one time pick up of five 3M N-95 respirators and two AirPop masks from the U of M bookstore on the east bank. There may be a delay of two to three business days between training completion and an update of the list. 
    --> Students coming in to pick up their orders will need their UCard and should be directed to the Scholarship and Text desk within the CMU Bookstore for assistance 
    --> Students not on the list can email uhs@umn.edu or call 612-626-6002. Our admin staff will be able to refer their questions to UHS technical staff.

Campus  Location Day/Time To Schedule an Appointment
Crookston-Eagle Mask Room Call for location  By appointment Contact Kim Jenkins at 218-281-8300 or jenk0004@crk.umn.edu
Duluth- Bulldog Mask Room Darland 25 By appointment Contact Laura Lott at 218-726-6917 or llott@d.umn.edu
Morris-Cougar Mask Room Room 2, Camden Hall By appointment Contact Amanda Hyett at 320-589-6106 or hyetta@morris.umn.edu
Rochester Email for location By appointment Contact umrhr@r.umn.edu
Twin Cities-Gopher Mask Room Boynton W37 (map and directions) Thursday 9-11AM or by appointment Email uhs@umn.edu

Note: Some of the options we can provide are N95 models that cannot be used by health care workers and are for voluntary use only, we do not provide OSHA N95 fit-testing. 

For departments looking to order masks in bulk, please work with U Market to make those purchases.