Safer Return at Cal Poly Pomona

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Safeguarding the Campus Community 


Whether you come to campus to work, study or play, the university has face coverings, gloves, hand sanitizers and equipment to help protect you from COVID-19. The safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff is paramount.  

Wall-mounted dispensers contain face masks and gloves for people who need them and are located near the entrances of buildings. Classrooms and teaching spaces will also have supplies of sanitizer wipes and cleaning materials that can be used before and after in-person courses. Hand sanitizer stations have been placed near the entrances to all buildings.

PPE supply hubs have been stationed across the campus help keep divisions and departments stocked. Designees use assigned codes to access hubs and retrieve face masks, gloves and disinfect wipes when supplies in divisions and departments run low. Each hub serves several nearby buildings.  


PPE Supply Hubs on Campus

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supply hubs at 21 locations across the campus are operational. The supply hubs contain items such as face masks, gloves and disinfectant wipes. More than 150 designees from departments and divisions will be able to access the hubs using a personalized passcode.

PPE Supply Hub Stations

  • Building 1
  • Science Laboratory (Building 3)
  • College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (Building 5)
  • College of Environmental Design (Building 7)
  • College of Education and Integrative Studies (Building 6)
  • College of Engineering (Building 9)
  • University Library (Building 15)
  • Engineering Laboratories (Building 17)
  • Agricultural Unit (Building 30)
  • Bronco Student Center (Building 35)
  • Bronco Recreation Intramural Complex (Building 42)
  • Kellogg Arena (Building 43)
  • Residential Suites (Building 54)
  • Bronco Bookstore (Building 66)
  • The Collins College of Hospitality Management (Building 79B)
  • Facilities Management (Building 81)
  • CLA Classrooms (Building 98C)
  • Police and Parking Services (Building 109)
  • Student Services Building (Building 121)
  • College of Business Administration (Building 163)
  • University Village (Building 200)

Map of PPE Supply Hubs

Access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  

How can students, faculty and staff access PPE?

Basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including disposable masks and gloves, are available in wall-mounted dispensers near the main entrances to buildings. Department PPE designees can access PPE hubs for supplies. For specialized PPE such as face shields, contact department PPE designees, who will place an order through the COVID-19 Resource Request Form

Who is my department’s PPE designee?

Visit the Safer Return PPE webpage to find department PPE designees.  Contact PPE designees to order larger quantities of standard and specialized PPE. Designees will order PPE using the online order form or access supplies from PPE hubs located across the campus.

The Safer Return website states that supplies will be provided to classrooms and teaching spaces. Is this through the divisional liaison or will items be supplied directly?

Safer Return Student Health Ambassadors will refill PPE in classrooms and lobby dispensers. PPE hubs are restocked weekly by the campus vendor, Cintas. Additionally, a Safer Return Task Force divisional liaison will coordinate with departments to order PPE supplies or access PPE hubs. Divisional liaisons are listed on the Safe Return PPE webpage.

How do we access PPE after 5 p.m. for urgent, unplanned needs? 

Generally, orders should be placed in advance, either through the PPE hub designee or online. For urgent requests, contact the University Police Department at (909) 869-3070. 

How do departments request specialized PPE such as face shields with drapes? 

Specialized PPE (including face shields and covers for musical instruments) can be requested by PPE designees or department heads using the COVID-19 Resource Request form. In order to minimize situations when there is an immediate need and supplies are not readily available, each department is urged to stock up on specialized PPE that is likely to be needed. The quantity of specialized PPE to have on hand is determined by each department. Distribution Services plans to maintain a central stock of all PPE items, including specialized items, to be filled upon request via the Emergency Management order process

PPE Cabinet Designee Information

If you do not see your department listed on the PPE Cabinet Designee List please reach out to your divisional space liaison. To view the document authentication is required.

View Department Designee List

Academic Affairs: Andrew Naranjo, email:
Administrative Affairs: Jason Rodriguez, email:
Foundation: Steve Whippie, email:
Information Technology: Jorge Lomeli, email:
President's Office: Francine Ramirez, email:
Student Affairs/ASI: Megan Stang, email:
University Advancement: Diana Saldana, email: