COVID-19: Our Response

The health, safety, and well-being of our entire campus community—students, faculty, staff, and visitors—is our top priority.

University leaders from across campus meet daily to discuss the evolving pandemic and address emerging issues and concerns. In addition, personnel from Drake’s Environmental Health and Safety department are in regular communication with local and state health officials and have been monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

#DrakeTogether Commitments

The campus community stands united in our #DrakeTogether Commitments:

  • Mandatory Masks: Everyone is required to wear a mask or face covering while in campus buildings. Face coverings are no longer required outdoors on Drake's campus.
  • Social Distancing Protocols: Social distancing is no longer required on campus.
  • Self-monitoring and Reporting: Students, faculty, and staff are expected to report any confirmed exposure or positive test result of COVID-19.
  • Enhanced Sanitation and Disinfection: Our facilities team is regularly sanitizing high traffic areas and often-touched objects with products that meet the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Students, faculty, and staff are expected to use hand sanitizer stations and sanitize surfaces after use.