1. Cleaning
  2. Ventilation
  3. Tunnels

Facilities Management and Planning (FMP) is currently preparing Carleton’s buildings and grounds to be ready before the phased return of faculty, staff and students. FMP is coordinating their activities with the prioritized schedule for return.


FMP has cleaning protocols in place for buildings, classrooms, common spaces and study spaces. Additional resources are being secured as required to ensure compliance with public health cleaning guidelines.


Across campus, all main air handling systems have been fitted with high efficiency (MERV 13) filters in all buildings except for the ARISE Building. ARISE currently has MERV 11 filters and is scheduled to undergo an upgrade to MERV 13 filters in June 2021.

All main air handling systems are providing pre- and post-occupancy flushes of ventilation air at least 2 hours before occupancy and 2 hours after occupancy. The systems are monitored daily by FMP Building Operations staff.

FMP has engaged a third-party consultation to verify and recommission ventilation systems. They are also reviewing advanced air cleaning techniques and are also recommissioning all humidification systems.


The Carleton Tunnels will remain restricted to authorized individuals only and those with approval to use the tunnels for accessibility purposes. Access requests should be submitted to covidinfo@carleton.ca.