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 both the level and frequency of cleaning. These measures include:
- More frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day (e.g., bathrooms, door handles, light switches, computer lab keyboards/mice, elevator buttons, water fountains, etc.)
- Additional daily cleaning of residence hall common areas and community bathrooms
- Implementing special cleaning requirements for labs
- Placing hand sanitizer stations at all building entrances and elevator lobbies
To support comprehensive cleaning, classrooms and public spaces will be stocked with CDC-recommended sanitizers. Students, faculty and professional staff are encouraged to sanitize their respective spaces between classes, in addition to Facilities’ increased cleaning of all campus spaces.
Residence Halls & On-Campus Housing
Facilities and Student Life are implementing modifications to residence halls in accordance with CDC guidelines, including limiting occupancy of communal spaces such as kitchens and laundry areas and/or increasing the sanitation measures in those spaces. In addition, a specified percentage of furnishings from student gathering spaces in residence halls, student centers and other communal areas may be removed.
HVAC & Air Ventilation
Facilities is adjusting ventilation systems in all buildings to improve air filtration and circulation, including routine cleaning, updating and optimizing HVAC systems. These procedures ensure that HVAC systems are filtering out airborne pathogens. Where possible, air filters with a finer mesh are being installed to support additional filtration. Facilities is also identifying any areas in older buildings that may be considered for restricted use due to an inability to provide adequate and safe ventilation.
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