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Our message on COVID-19
We are committed to your comfort and safety
We are constantly working to keep you safe while you’re on the move. That’s why we’re focused on expanding our understanding of COVID-19 and its risks.
We have commissioned an independent study of elevator airflow, how it affects the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among passengers, and how to mitigate those risks with science-based safety protocols.
The study will build on our efforts to advance industry safety protocols and help customers make more informed, science-based decisions about how to keep tenants safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our elevator airflow study will be completed in the coming weeks. We will also continue to build on our knowledge in this important area while expanding our portfolio of solutions. Check back for updates.
The science behind elevator
Leading the research is Dr. Qingyan (Yan) Chen, the James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, who is widely recognized for his research into how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases through indoor air systems.
Advanced technology for today and tomorrow
As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, Otis continues to innovate new products and safety features for our customers and passengers.
A message from our President & CEO
Together, we’re facing real challenges and disruptions to our daily lives. Businesses have been forced to close, activities cancelled, events postponed and travel restricted – all while our public officials, health care professionals and first responders work to contain and eradicate this pandemic to keep us safe. Around the world, people are standing still.
And yet – we are moving. Stay safe.
COVID-19 safety tips
There is nothing more important to Otis than the health and safety of our customers, employees and the riding public.
When using an elevator or lift, remember to follow WHO recommended hygiene and social distancing practices.
Our New Workplace
We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for our 69,000 colleagues – the members of the Otis family around the world. As we adjust to new ways of working during the global health crisis, we remain steadfast in this commitment.
This video is a heartfelt thanks to our Otis team.