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Working on Campus

Drake University’s policies and protocols regarding COVID-19 are focused on the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the public with whom we interact. This guide is intended to assist employees with their safe return to campus.

Drake has returned to normal operations. Minimizing the risk of COVID-19 infections remains a shared responsibility on campus and within the community.

Although Drake is taking appropriate steps in accordance with current guidelines, the risk of contracting COVID-19 cannot be 100% eliminated. The best line of defense is to get vaccinated. If you have not yet done so, Drake strongly encourages all employees to get vaccinated. Submitting proof of vaccination is also encouraged so the University can make accurate and informed decisions about safe campus operations. Employees should submit documentation using this secure, mobile friendly, and easy to use form.

The University continues to track and follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Iowa Department of Public Health, and Polk County Health. Even at this stage of the pandemic, knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, as will our policies and plans.

Employees who have concerns about returning to their work location due to a medical condition or those who wish to request a related ADA Reasonable Accommodation should contact HR at drakehr@drake.edu.

Workplace Expectations and Policies

All employees are expected to fully comply with Drake polices, protocols, and guidelines.

Working on Campus

Return to Normal Operations
Drake has returned to regular operations. Managers retain the discretionary authority to assess whether remote work arrangements may make sense for their departments. You can read more about this topic here.

Working in Office Environments
Masks are not required on Drake's campus at this time. All faculty and staff—along with students, vendors, and visitors—are permitted to continue wearing face coverings at their discretion. There may be certain circumstances where a face covering remains required if it is part of a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Individuals impacted by such an accommodation will be informed of this requirements. Consequently, employees should continue to have face coverings available, should one be needed. 

Laboratory Work
Specific criteria have been developed for faculty and staff working in laboratory environments. Contact Environmental Health and Safety for more details specific to your lab space.

Maintaining Clean Workspaces
Hand sanitizer dispensers are located at every major entrance to campus buildings.

Facilities has provided sanitizing wipes for use in all computer labs and at copier stations, as well as disinfectant and paper towels in common areas of each building.

Building managers may reorder supplied products through the work order system under the “COVID-19 Supplies tab.