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COVID 19 Resources


Coalition Program Partners






The Coalition has canvassed the market to find reliable PPE sources with large domestic inventories and reasonable prices. We have compiled a Coalition PPE Sourcing Guide that is now available for your use which includes sources you may not have come across elsewhere.

Please note that these are NOT vetted Coalition Partner Vendors. Please exercise your standard transaction security procedures per your school’s policies.

There is contact information for each vendor should you have questions or want to place an order. Vendors will have item descriptions and details in addition to what is shown in the guide.

The guide will be updated with new items and sources as they come to our attention. Please check back often. We hope this guide helps as you work to secure the items you need for a safe and successful fall semester.


In the ever changing world of COVID-19 Tests, there are three types of tests that have emerged:

  • rapid antibody tests (finger prick): typically less than $21 per test, results in less than 15 minutes
  • rapid antigen tests (nose, throat or sputum); typically less than $21 per test, results in less than 30 minutes
  • lab confirmed molecular tests (nose, throat or saliva); typically greater than $100, results in 24-72 hours

Employing a testing strategy that comprises 1) a fast and economical option to screen large volumes of people and that identifies asymptomatic persons, followed by 2) a targeted number of confirmation RT-PCR tests yields a competent and implementable testing solution to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more and order tests, visit:

COVID 19 Testing Products



Four Technologies That Will Get Us Back To Work Safely
(recorded webinar)

With the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine possibly months away, campuses continue to search for a way to get back to a semblance of normalcy in a safe and responsible manner. In this webinar, HRP and its partners will introduce several technologies that can lower the risk of virus transmission, and bridge the gap until the arrival of an effective vaccine and/or herd immunity is realized.

Learn how rapid test kits, air filtration, surface protectants, ultraviolet light, and thermal imaging technologies will lead the way in our endeavor to get back to our daily routine. Many of the items that will be featured in the webinar are available for immediate purchase. See the Coalition PPE Sourcing Guide for details and ordering information.

Panel Participants:

Elysian Medical Distribution, Inc. | COVID-19 Test Kits (Antigen and PCR)

OBP Air Systems | Air Filtration

BCI Integrated Solutions | Thermal Screening Products

Goldshield Technologies | Long-Active Surface Protectants

Puro Lighting | UV Disinfection Lighting

Moderator: Shaun Malin, Regional Manager |HRP Associates, Inc



Do-It-Yourself Coronavirus Environmental Test Kits
An Easy Way to Monitor Your Buildings with Turn-Key Lab Support


Coronavirus Environmental Test Kit Uses:

Detection: Perform unobtrusive biosurveillance for COVID-19 exposure within facilities
Monitoring: Monitor efficacy of disinfection and decontamination efforts
Clearance: Support building occupancy clearance with risk assessment
Assurance: Reassure a Coronavirus management program is in place


Click HERE for full details and contact information for questions and quotes


E&I Introduces PPE Marketplace!

You can now place pre-orders quickly and easily for a variety of PPE products including masks, gloves, gowns, face shields, hand wipes, sanitizer, and more. 

These products are available through competitively solicited or negotiated contracts available from existing and new E&I suppliers. Simply submit your product request and E&I will take care of identifying a supplier to meet your needs and facilitating a purchase order. No need for you to contact multiple suppliers to find what you’re looking for – we’ll do all the legwork so you don’t have to! 


Click HERE to get started



Nine Mile Health is extremely excited to partner with E&I to help bring sanitization and PPE supplies to its members across the country. We specialize in FDA-grade sanitizers, wipes, dispensers, antibacterial soaps, and PPE. Many of our products are manufactured in the U.S. for rapid turnaround and we have a dedicated sourcing team available to help meet your needs. We deliver only the highest quality products and are committed to delighting our customers.

If you are interested in purchasing products from Nine Mile Health click here to fill out the Letter of Participation if you have not already done so. Once the LOP has been submitted, a member of Nine Mile Heath will contact you with specific login information to access E&I member-exclusive pricing. 

Example pricing includes:

  • 75% Alcohol Wipes (800 count roll): $28.75/roll
  • Wall Mounted Wipe Dispenser (suitable for 800 count rolls): $45.99/unit
  • 75% Alcohol Wipes (10 count packets): $0.99/packet
  • Premium 70% Alcohol Gel Sanitizer (1 gallon): $19.99/gallon
  • 80% Alcohol Light Gel Sanitizer (1 gallon): $17.99/gallon

Contact Information:
Order via email by contacting
Order via phone by calling 833-665-3300

Nine Mile Health Sales
Peighton Crawford



E&I is committed to keeping you updated on COVID-related news and resources from E&I, our suppliers, and your fellow members. We continue to update our dedicated  COVID-19 resource site  on a daily basis. Check back often to see the latest news from our suppliers.

As always, we are here to help. Please feel free to contact your  Member Relations Representative for additional information.



The Fall 2020 Semester and COVID 19
Do’s, Don’ts, Reputational Risks and the Legal Environment


The Coalition, HRP, and Womble Bond Dickenson recently presented a webinar that focused on:

  • Developing and implementing preparedness and response plans for Fall 2020
  • Litigation and reputational risks
  • The latest CDC guidance
  • Best practices to support a safe and healthy campus community

Watch the recorded webinar HERE.


Access the printable Covid 19 posters from the CDC HERE.



As a Coalition program partner, AffinityLTC  wants to share our cyber solution for continuing our voluntary benefit offering to your institution during this pandemic and beyond, if needed. Our response to the COVID-19 outbreak will allow for a virtual enrollment package that will offer the same rich benefits, easy fact finding and shopping, and a simplified online enrollment process that can all be done easily from the convenience of your employees’  (and their family members) homes and computers.

Unlike your other employer benefits, which may require face to face meetings, group meetings, hands-on assistance from the carrier for the reviews, and benefit changes/additions requiring your human resource department’s participation to enroll, our program was able to pivot to a virtual open enrollment program.  We can market, educate and enroll extended family members and employees from A to Z with no face to face meetings required.  In addition, our customer service approach has been, and will continue to be, available online, by phone or by email 24/7 and year-round to all HR staff, your employees and their family members. 

Contact Amy Ewbank at AffinityLTC for more information: or (717) 737-3060 x301





Covid 19 Compliance


Infectious Disease Screening Solutions


Monitoring Solutions for Students and Employees Returning to Campus





**In response to the Covid 19 crisis, Fastenal is working harder than ever with suppliers to keep the cleaning and safely supplies you need available. For fastest service, they recommend:

  • Know exactly what you want when ordering
  • Have a PO ready
  • Request only 4 weeks of product

Fastenal also recommends creating a Cleaning Plan  that includes specifics on frequency and intensity of cleaning and disinfecting to help keep the risk of infection low as students, faculty, and staff return to campus. Let stake holders know you are committed to keeping students and employees safe.


CDC Guidelines for Cleaning and Disinfecting Facilities

Learn What FASTENAL is Doing To Keep You Safe




Information & Policy Changes


As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to evolve, UnitedHealthcareStudentResources has responded with several policy changes to ensure that members continue to receive top-notch care. In addition to waiving many costs and exclusions associated with the virus, we have added new support services to help students stay mentally and physically healthy. 

For detailed timelines and information about these changes, review the Summary of Covid 19 Dates by Program and the Covid 19 Provider Billing Guidance .

If you have any questions or concerns about the above information, please contact your partners at First Risk Advisors - (267) 880-2300.



COVID-19 is placing your Accounts Payable Department practices to the Test


Accounts Payable (AP) transactional oversight, compliance, and quality assurance has never been as critical. COVID-19’s “forced decentralization” has companies severely struggling to process and monitor AP transactions.


To make matters worse, opportunistic fraudsters are taking full advantage of the pandemic’s disruption, increasingly trying to exploit confusions as colleges and universities transition to remote operations. More than ever before, higher ed institutions require careful oversight of their payments while issuing clear compliance guidelines to staff in order to avoid falling victim to tricks such as phishing attacks.


FISCAL has a special offer for Coalition Members –


Forensic Payables Analysis


At NO-COST and minimal time investment, we will provide your finance team with:

  • A detailed independent forensic analysis of your historical vendor spend
  • Identification of immediate cost savings from vendor trends
  • Identification of your highest-risk vendors and payments
  • Red flags for areas of poor control and non-compliance
  • A dashboard of actionable insights to support your vendor portfolio
  • Notifications of unexpected changes to your vendor details, and incorrect vendor data
  • Priorities for P2P process improvement, performance and controls

Contact FISCAL’s US Education Practice Lead to get started.

Rich McCombs | 312.545.3243 |




IMA's Covid 19 Alert Center


Find up to the minute information about how to protect your organization and employees.

  • Legislative and Compliance Alerts
  • FFCRA Guidance
  • CARES Act
  • Business Interruption Loss
  • Review of Force Majure Clauses
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Best Practices for Facilities Shutdowns
  • Overviews of insurance coverages available
  • Weekly Webinars - Covid 19 Updates and Q&A
  • Return to Work Resources



COVID 19 Policy Adaptations



The Coalition, in partnership with Pan-American Life Insurance Company (PALIC),  have created cost-saving initiatives that address your intercollegiate sports exposure, offered exclusively through Borden Perlman Sports:

The coverage and discounted rates are unique to Coalition member institutions.

  • “Pay as you Play” Feature: Deferred cost and more certainty regarding canceled or truncated participation
  • First payment due 30 days after students return to campus
  • Tech Credit: Reducing cost for injury-tracking systems and providing claims-handling synergies
  • Availability of multiple-year guaranteed cost programs 
  • Transparent fees, no hidden costs
  • Coalition schools receive:
    • Post Critical Incident Counseling Benefit 
    • Concussion Benefit 
    • Return of Remains Benefit

With 30 years’ experience in this very specialized market, Borden Perlman Sports is uniquely positioned as the exclusive distribution partner for this initiative.

Contact Kelly Myers, Vice President/Founder, BPSports


Make Payments from Anywhere with Paymerang

 **In response to the Covid 19 crisis, Paymerang is working to reduce its usual 30-day implementation timeline to as little as 7 days where possible.**


Paymerang CARES

stand-alone solution for securely delivering federal CARES Act payments to students via eCheck

Paymerang's Epayment Solution Supports Business Continuity


Student Refund Automation


How Paymerang ePayments Support Business Continuity for Accounts Payable

(45 minute recorded webinar)


93% of clients said implementation was easier than expected

10 hours or less of client time to implement

"With the pandemic and the need for our office to work remotely, Paymerang has become a necessity for us. We would not be able to operate remotely without it! " - Melissa Woodin, Controller, Hotchkiss School

"Implementation is easy, straightforward, and the system is very simple and user friendly." - Shelly Lammon, Controller, St. Mary's School, April 2020

"Paymerang has been a vital part of our organization's business continuity strategy in the wake of COVID 19. Our team was up and running in no time, and now we can make payments from anywhere." - Brian Haylor, CFO, Continuing Healthcare Solutions, April 2020

"Paymerang worked diligently with us to get us up and running in less than 72 hours in case we had to be out of the office due to mandatory quarantines. We can now run our AP and pay our vendors from anywhere!" - Megan Jurick, Director of Finance, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, March 2020

"Don't let time commitment hold you back as the process is simple and you will have fantastic guidance through the process." -Robin Opperman, Finance Office Director, Pine Crest Preparatory School, April 2020