The installation of high-performance air filters that can capture smaller particles has been completed in 32 buildings as students, faculty and staff return to Cal Poly Pomona for the fall semester.
The upgraded filters and the deployment of air scrubbers provide added layers of protection against the airborne transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
High-performance MERV 13 filters have been installed by Facilities Planning & Management in:
- Building 1
- Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture (Building 2)
- Science Laboratory (Building 3)
- Biotechnology Building (Building 4)
- College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (Building 5)
- College of Education and Integrative Studies (Building 6)
- College of Environmental Design (Building 7)
- College of Science (Building 8)
- College of Engineering (Building 9)
- Art Department and Engineering Annex (Building 13)
- University Library (Building 15)
- Engineering Laboratories (Building 17)
- Music Building (Building 24)
- Drama Department/Theatre (Building 25)
- Darlene May Gymnasium (Building 41)
- Kellogg Arena (Building 43)
- Agricultural Engineering (Building 45)
- Student Health Center (Building 46)
- The Collins College of Hospitality Management (Buildings 79, 79A, 79B and 80)
- Interim Design Center (Building 89)
- Laboratory Facility (Building 92)
- CLA (Building 98)
- Police and Parking Services (Building 109)
- Student Services Building (Building 121)
- College of Business Administration (Buildings 162, 163 and 164)
- Center for Regenerative Studies (Building 209)
- AGRIscapes/Farm Store (Building 211).
In buildings with HVAC systems that cannot accommodate MERV 13 filters, approximately 200 air cleaners and air scrubbers have been deployed (See guidelines on deployment of air scrubbers).
Upgrades to HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems are being prioritized based on projected enrollment and staffing in buildings for the fall semester. Buildings with the highest projected enrollment, staffing and academic activities with higher respiratory risks will be the first to receive HVAC upgrades.