Facilities, Cleaning and Sanitation
Drexel will continue to follow CDC and OSHA guidelines to ensure that all spaces on campus are as safe as possible, increasing cleaning of all high-touch, common surfaces throughout our campuses. Cleaning initiatives include (but are not limited to) the following:
- More frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day (bathrooms, door handles, light switches, elevator buttons, handrails, etc.)
- Daily cleaning of residence hall common areas and community bathrooms
- Placing hand sanitizer stations at all building entrances and elevator lobbies
If you have questions about facilities safety or concerns about your specific work space/classroom, we are happy to work with you. Please contact Dan Severino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To support comprehensive cleaning, classrooms and public spaces will be stocked with CDC-approved disinfectant wipes. Students, faculty and professional staff are encouraged to sanitize their respective spaces between classes, in addition to Facilities’ increased cleaning of all campus spaces.
Drexel has added signage about public health protocols, maximum occupancy, and where to sit/stand in specific areas, including classrooms, stairways, and bathrooms. For public health reasons, it's important that you heed this signage. If you have questions about signage, or if you are a Drexel employee who needs additional signage for a classroom/workspace, please contact Jon Chase at email@example.com.
HVAC & Air Ventilation
Facilities has assessed ventilation systems in all buildings. Where possible, operations have been adjusted to improve air filtration and circulation, including routine cleaning, updating and optimizing of HVAC systems. Air filters with a finer mesh have also been installed where possible to support additional filtration. All facilities follow ASHRAE 62.1 Standards for ventilation and indoor air quality. Facilities has identified some areas in older buildings that may need supplemental treatment in the form of stand-alone air purifiers. In extreme cases some areas may be restricted from use.
For more information on Facilities planning and campus buildings, please visit Facilities COVID-19 Operations.
The following protocols will be in place to reduce the risk to our Drexel bus service riders and drivers:
- Capacity for the buses will be markedly reduced; please do not utilize this service unless you are authorized to be reporting for work or research on campus.
- Masks will be required to enter any Drexel transit vehicle.
- Riders are required to maintain social distancing while entering buses and to sit in designated seating to maintain safety thresholds. Riders must enter from the front of the vehicle and take the first available seat starting from the rear of the bus.
- A hand sanitizer dispenser will be provided on each bus.
- Each bus put into service will be disinfected twice per day.
For more information on campus bus service, please visit Facilities' Bus Service Schedules.
Drexel researchers are also working with SEPTA to help ensure that public transportation in Philadelphia is as COVID-safe as possible.
Updated January 20, 2021