Health, Safety, and Risk Management 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. 

If you want help choosing a high quality mask, you can learn more about the masks recommended by HSRM and available through U Market in the table below. If you would like to set up an in-person appointment with Health, Safety, and Risk Management's (HSRM) 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.

Consultation Appointments

Consultation Appointments
Campus  Location Day/Time To Schedule an Appointment
Crookston-Email for location Email for location By appointment Contact Kim Jenkins at 218-281-8300 or [email protected]
Duluth- Bulldog Mask Room Darland 13 By appointment Contact Laura Lott at 218-726-6917 or [email protected]
Morris-Cougar Mask Room Room 2, Camden Hall By appointment Contact Amanda Hyett-Ringgenberg at 320-589-6106 or [email protected]
Rochester Email for location By appointment Contact [email protected]
Twin Cities-Gopher Mask Room Boynton W37 (map and directions) By appointment Email [email protected]


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.

Recommended Masks and Ordering Information

Recommended Mask Options
Mask Name Ordering Information Usage Instructions
3M 9205 This comfortable respirator is available from U Market (CX40398- 9205+ sold as EACH and CX10006- 9205+ sold as CASE (440 masks/case)). It is recommended that departments order 5 to 7 masks per person to allow them to have a one-month supply, assuming the use of the five-day rotation method. Respirators come in lots of 20, 240, and 440. Cost is roughly $1 per respirator. 

Tips for using a 3M™ Flat-Fold Filtering Facepiece Respirator 9210+

Air Pop SE The Air Pop SE can be washed and reused at least 10 times. It can be ordered through the Air Pop website in adult and child sizes. It can also be ordered in bulk from U Market or in lots of 4. If ordered in bulk, the price ranges from $4.50 to $7.99 per mask.  Air Pop washing instructions