Facilities Resources During COVID-19

Highlights of Our Preparations

Building readiness checklist, highlighting the preparations Facilities and Operations made to get the campus ready

We're completing an extensive building readiness checklist to prepare for reoccupancy

A large blue sign that reads "stay healthy" in front of the IAB doors that have smaller blue signs posted on the glass that say enter here

4,500 signs have been posted in academic buildings

A man wearing blue gloves installing a flushometer on top of a urinal

1,855 flushometers have been installed

Two men holding new HVAC filters, attempting to install them

1,076 HVAC filters replaced or upgraded

A restroom sink with a touchless faucet, two black soap dispensers, and a sign stating how to wash hands

724 touchless faucets have been installed

A Purell hand sanitizer dispenser installed on a granite wall

247 hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed

Columbia Health COVID-19 Helpline

Columbia Health has a team of nurses and health educators available to answer general questions from Columbia students, faculty, and staff on COVID-19, and provide guidance on testing, contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine.

Call 212-854-9355 for questions about COVID-19, available Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Working With Us

We are here to serve you. For urgent, emergency service requests, continue to call the Facilities Services Center, 24/7/365, at 212-854-2222. Routine, non-COVID-19 related maintenance requests can be submitted via the online portal at https://servicerequest.cuf.columbia.edu. For COVID-19 related requests (signage, furniture, and other related changes) your request should first be discussed with your School or Department’s facilities manager, who will review your request and submit on your behalf. Please consult your building's Client Services representative for additional assistance and guidance.  

Please keep in mind it may take us a little longer than usual to respond to a non-urgent request, as we are updating our team rotations and staggering shift hours to accommodate physical distancing best practices. 

To obtain face masks, cleaning supplies, sanitizing wipes and other cleaning products, please visit the Central Purchasing website at https://www.finance.columbia.edu/news/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe-purchasing.   

Reporting a Violation to Safety Protocols

If you observe non-adherence to safety protocols, e.g., wearing a mask, large gatherings, etc., you may submit a report at https://covid19.columbia.edu/report-a-violation.