The College has a supply of N95 masks and will be distributing them to campus employees while supplies last.
Faculty and staff who are interested in using N95 respirators can pick them up in the Mail Room on the ground floor of the Haggerty Administration Building, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. One bag of five N95s will be distributed per person, per visit.
Please bring your SUNY New Paltz campus ID card when you come for the N95s. Faculty and staff may pick up at the employee window – there is no need to wait in the student pickup line.
The N95s can be reused so long as they are not being worn during medical procedures. After each daily wear, each respirator should be rotated to allow three to four days between usages.
Proper storage of N95s can extend their durability. Allow them to dry in a clean, climate-controlled area, out of direct sunlight. Once dry, place them in a clean, breathable container such as a paper bag until the next use.
N95s should not be washed between uses, as doing so could damage the filter media. If an N95 becomes damaged, dirty, or difficult to breathe through, it should be discarded.