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. If you have questions about facilities safety or concerns about your specific work space/classroom, we are happy to work with you. Please speak to your Building Manager and/or Dept. Manager to express your specific concerns.
Departmental concerns should be brought to the attention of EHRS so that spaces of concern can be verified/evaluated as needed.
HVAC & Air Ventilation
Facilities has assessed ventilation systems in Drexel buildings. 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.
For more information on Facilities planning and campus buildings, please visit Facilities COVID-19 Operations.
Drexel maintains, cleans, and disinfects facilities in accordance with CDC guidelines. We use a hospital-grade disinfectant when disinfecting buildings at least daily, giving special attention to high-traffic areas. We are also using electrostatic sprayers in some areas when needed or appropriate. Facilities staff are fully compliant with PPE at all times.
For both faculty and staff offices/workspace, housekeeping will provide full cleaning and disinfecting weekly. Individuals are also asked to wipe their personal desk and workspace with an alcohol disinfectant, giving special attention to electronic devices such as keyboards and telephone.
Masks are required (regardless of your vaccination status) on all public transit including on Drexel shuttles.
For information on the Drexel shuttle bus service, please visit the Shuttle Services web page.
Drexel is working with SEPTA/NJT/PATCO/AMTRAK to ensure that students and employees who use those services have access to safe public transportation options to travel to and from campus. For the latest SEPTA updates, please visit the SEPTA website.
For information about parking, visit the Parking Services webpage.
Working in Leased Properties
Additional sanitation provisions have been made in our leased buildings, as monitored by the Drexel Real Estate and Facilities. Housekeeping is following CDC guidelines, including high-touch surfaces and common areas. Signage similar to what is installed on-campus has been installed in these spaces. For HVAC systems, enhanced filtration has been installed and the amount of outside air has been increased.
For faculty and staff returning to offices, labs, and other facilities, following Drexel’s health and safety procedures is of paramount importance. If there is any discrepancy between Drexel’s general procedures and guidelines provided by the company managing your building, follow the strictest rule for maximum safety.
Updated September 17, 2021