We’ve been working hard to support Columbia University Irving Medical Center's day-to-day operations so our clinicians, researchers, faculty, and students can continue to do their best work during these unprecedented times. Below are the building-specific enhancements and changes we’ve implemented. You also may learn about our general facilities-related enhancements.
Our changes and enhancements reflect newly issued standards and industry best practices outlined by agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
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Updated as of August 16, 2021
Hand Sanitizers Installed
Automatic/Touchless Restroom Devices Installed*
AHUs Reconfigured or Air Filters Enhanced^
|50 Haven Avenue (residential & administrative)||12||88+||6 Recirculating AHUs upgraded to MERV 13+ filtration|
|50 Haven Athletic Center||11||16||8 Recirculating AHUs upgraded to MERV 13+ filtration|
|60 Haven Avenue/Tower 1
(residential & administrative)
|35||82+||11 Recirculating AHUs upgraded to MERV 13+ filtration|
|100 Haven Avenue/Tower 2 (residential & administrative)||31||16+||5 Recirculating AHUs upgraded to MERV 13+ filtration|
|100 Haven Avenue/Tower 3 (residential & administrative)||31||3+||3 Recirculating AHUs upgraded to MERV 13+ filtration|
|154 Haven Avenue (residential & administrative)||10||36+||5 Recirculating AHUs upgraded to MERV 13+ filtration|
|390 Fort Washington Avenue (residential)||8||9+||1 Recirculating AHU upgraded to MERV 13+ filtration|
|Allan Rosenfield Building||35||260||9|
|Georgian Building (residential & administrative)||7||68+||N/A; all window units|
|Hammer Health Sciences Center||22||211||3; 1 Recirculating AHU upgraded to MERV 13+ filtration|
|Irving Cancer Research Center||14||100||3|
|Lasker Biomedical Research Center||8||73||2|
|Presbyterian Hospital Building**||6||112||12|
|Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center||16||N/A||5; 2 Recirculating AHUs upgraded to MERV13+ filtration|
|Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion||12||100||1|
|School of Nursing||N/A||40||4|
|Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons||18||126||6|
|William Black Building||20||180||4|
* Restroom devices include touchless paper towel dispensers and/or automatic plumbing fixtures.
** Enhancements to University-managed spaces within NewYork-Presbyterian buildings.
+ Touchless restroom devices included will be installed in public restrooms.
^ Laboratory ventilation systems continue to operate as designed.