Face Coverings Distribution Schedule

September 3, 2021

UC Berkeley continues to take critical steps to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the campus community. Please refer to the face coverings distribution schedule below.

General InstructionsGuidance for Instructors | Guidance for Students

Distribution schedule:





10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hazardous Materials Facility
See location on map.



9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hazardous Materials Facility
See location on map.


Employees: obtaining face coverings for yourself

  • Bring your Cal 1 card with you to pick up your two face coverings.
  • No matter where you work, you can go to the Hazardous Materials Facility to pick up your face coverings.
  • No appointment necessary.

Employees: obtaining face coverings for multiple people

  • To pick up masks for someone else, make sure to bring that person’s Cal 1 card and wash their card before and after.
  • Supervisors may pick up cloth face coverings for their team from the Hazardous Materials Facility by emailing a list of names and ID numbers ahead of time to ppe@berkeley.edu.


  • Instructors may pick up a box of masks for students that may show up without a proper face covering.
  • Instructors may pick up a reusable face shield with drape while supplies last.
    • Face shields with drapes are an approved alternative to face covering for teaching, and are not recommended for staff. Please note that a cloth face covering provides more COVID-19 protection than a face shield with drape. 
    • Departments or instructors may also purchase face shields with drapes on their own. Visit the following website to request a quote and inquire about discounts for educational institutions or large purchases.
    • UPDATE (as of 8/26/21): There currently are no face shields available. The campus  anticipates another shipment of face shields will arrive between September 3 - September 8.