UNLV Supplies and Assistance

The following resources are available to facilitate resumption of on-campus operations. All of these services are centrally funded by the university.

COVID-19 Supplies

What UNLV is providing:

  • Five (5) KN95 masks per employee within a seven day period
  • Two (2) cloth face coverings to all employees
  • One personal size hand sanitizer to all employees
  • Installation of hand sanitizer dispensers in buildings across campus
  • Sanitation kits to departments for cleaning personal work spaces 

Department representatives must submit an order through the Business Affairs Administration Portal to receive these items. Step by step portal instructions are available online. Delivery Services will coordinate curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

Information about KN95 Masks

Wearing a KN95 Mask

  • Wash or sanitize your hands immediately before and after putting your KN95 on and immediately before and after taking it off.
  • Unfold your mask and flatten the metal nose clip.
  • Place the mask over your face, with the bottom below your chin and the nosepiece facing up.
  • Place the straps of the mask over each of your ears.
  • Adjust the metal nose clip using fingers from both hands to mold the clip to the shape of your nose.
  • Adjust fit as necessary to reduce air flow around the mask.
  • Significant facial hair (more than 3-days growth) adversely affects the ability of the KN95 to form a tight seal around your face and thus reduces the KN95’s effectiveness at protecting you from COVID-19. Therefore, parts of your face that come in contact with the KN95 should be free of significant facial hair.
  • If you wear glasses and find fogging to be a nuisance, wash the lenses with soapy water and shake off the excess before putting on your mask (wipe off nose piece to minimize skin irritation).

Replace KN95 masks when they:

  • Are soiled
  • No longer cover the nose and mouth
  • Are stretched out or have damaged ties or straps
  • Cannot stay on the face
  • Have holes or tears in the fabric

KN95 masks may be disposed in the trash.

Additionally, UNLV is:

  • Enhancing cleaning: disinfection of touchpoints in high traffic areas
  • Using of EPA-approved disinfectants that are effective against COVID-19
  • Implementing industry COVID-19 best practices for air filtration and HVAC systems

Moving Services

Departments that removed and / or stored furniture to create socially distanced workspaces may contact Moving Services for assistance with moving those items back into their areas. The cost of this service will be centrally funded by the university. Contact Moving Services to request this service.

Signs and Messages

Integrated Marketing & Branding has created UNLV approved COVID-19 signage available for order. Signage will be centrally purchased by the university for departments. To order, please contact Integrated Graphics Services (IGS) at igs@unlv.edu.

Post signs in highly visible locations (e.g., building entrances, restrooms, dining areas) that promote everyday protective measures and describe how to stop the spread of germs, (such as by properly washing hands and properly wearing a cloth face covering).

Risk Assessment

Ensure that your social distanced workplace is up to code and workplace layouts do not block fire & life safety devices

Protective Screens, Partitions, and Guides

  • For assistance in reviewing workspace layout designs or installing physical barriers, please engage Planning & Construction or Facilities Management. If you are on campus or have access to the network through VPN, you can place a work order through the iService Desk. If you are working remotely, please call 702-895-HELP (4357), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Be aware of Fire & Life Safety devices affixed to walls or ceilings when installing physical barriers. These devices cannot be blocked or disrupted.
    • P&C will coordinate with Risk Management (RMS) if you use them for workspace modification. 
    • If not using P&C, please contact RMS with questions.
  • Follow these guidelines for cleaning and maintaining Plexiglas partitions and barriers:
    • Cleaning: Ecolab Peroxide Multi-surface Cleaner and Disinfectant is our campus-wide disinfectant and safe to use daily on plexiglas. This cleaner is provided in the centrally funded COVID-19 department cleaning kits. Wipe the cleaner with a soft cotton or microfiber towel.
    • Polishing: Brillianize Plexiglas Polish is recommended for weekly or monthly use. Brillianize is available for purchase online.
    • Do Not Use the Following:
      • Cleaning products that contain isopropyl or butyl alcohol, and other solvent-based products - these would likely fog the plexiglas.
      • Paper towels, scrub pads, or any other type of abrasive material - these will scratch the plexiglas

Cleaning Protocols

During reduced campus operations, Facilities Management continued cleaning and sanitation activities.

  • UNLV’s Facilities Management staff entered every academic and administrative building on campus daily to conduct routine cleaning and maintenance according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards using EPA-approved disinfectants against COVID-19.  
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanical systems have continued to operate, and building water systems are being flushed to prevent the proliferation of bacteria in water in closed systems.
  • Facilities Management upgraded air filters in all HVAC systems on campus to MERV-13 and replaced filters in select, large air handlers to MERV-14.

  • 700 hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in academic and administrative buildings.
  • Drinking fountains and bottle-filling stations within campus buildings are disinfected daily. Avoid touching your container to any of the components.

Employee Responsibilities

  • Clean and disinfect personal workspaces.
  • Clean and disinfect personal technology devices (computers, keyboards, projectors, etc.).
  • Clean and disinfect office equipment (copiers, printers, etc.).
  • Clean and disinfect touch points on golf carts before and after use.

UNLV will centrally provide cleaning kits to departments. Please order through the UNLV Business Affairs portal.

Food Services

Food Service

  • Provide grab-and-go options for meals.
  • Use disposable food service items (e.g., utensils, dishes).
  • If disposable items are not feasible or desirable, wear gloves to handle all non-disposable food service items, and wash with dish soap and hot water or in a dishwasher.
    • Individuals should wash their hands after removing their gloves and / or after handling food service items.
  • If food is offered at any event, have pre-packaged boxes or bags for each attendee instead of a buffet or family-style meal.
  • Avoid sharing food and utensils.

Eating on Campus

  • Observe occupancy limits and avoid gathering in break rooms.
  • Wipe down the table and chair you used once you are done.
  • Do not use common break room food and beverage items (e.g., shared coffee pots, shared water pitchers, etc.).

Consideration for Units that Interact with Visitors and External/Internal Customers During COVID-19

UNLV’s community includes visitors, vendors, or contractors who visit our campuses to engage in university affairs. To protect UNLV students, faculty, and staff, UNLV has created guidelines for visitors interacting with UNLV employees. Vice presidents, deans, chairs, directors, managers, and supervisors must adhere to the following guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  


  • Develop a communication strategy for reaching visitors and customers in advance to explain the actions UNLV and your area are taking to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, and their role in supporting the university’s efforts.
  • Develop and implement or modify ways to communicate changes in expectations for visitors and customers.
  • Create signage to post expectations to visitors and customers.  Remember to use different languages, if necessary.
  • Update your communication plan as necessary to ensure that visitors and customers receive new and important changes in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Identify the quickest and easiest means of communication to deliver urgent messages (e.g., text, emails, etc.).

Minimize the Spread

  • Provide protective coverings for high-touch surfaces (e.g., touchscreens, keypads, etc.) for easier cleaning.
  • Provide the necessary equipment/gear to limit direct contact with high-touch surfaces (e.g., single-use tools).
  • Discourage handshaking – Encourage the use of other non-contact methods of greeting.
  • Ensure visitors and customers are able to wash their hands when needed. If soap and water are not readily available, have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer available. 
  • Provide tissues and no-touch disposal receptacles.
  • Maintain adequate supplies.