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Guiding Principles

  • Minimize risks to ensure the safety and well-being of the Drexel community, including the faculty, staff, and students who make up our research workforce as well as research subjects who participate in these activities

  • Utilize an evidence-based risk management and mitigation approach to the COVID-19 challenge

  • Follow timelines based on public health guidance, and best practice informed by ongoing experience at Drexel and other academic research institutions  

  • Encourage agility is required given the considerable uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic; rapid return to more restrictive activity is possible and should be anticipated and planned for based on need

  • Establish new and improved best practices that instill an enhanced culture of individual accountability and safety that also comply with public health guidelines

  • Communicate clearly and regularly regarding expectations, guidance and decision-making processes as they change over time