Illinois Tech students are required to wear face coverings at all times and to maintain social distancing (six feet between individuals) when in public, which includes in traditional classrooms, instructional laboratories, and similar settings. Students who feel ill or are experiencing symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, fatigue or a higher than normal temperature are expected to stay at home. If you start to feel ill after leaving your home, you should immediately return there.

Instructors have the right to ask those who are not complying with these requirements to leave class in the interest of everyone. In the event that a student refuses to comply with instructor directions regarding face coverings and/or social distancing, the instructor has the right to cancel class. A student who refuses to comply with these requirements will be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students for possible disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct.

Additionally, as a reminder, following other simple practices such as frequent and thorough hand washing using soap and water for 20 seconds, wiping down desks and seats using disinfecting cleaning materials when possible, not sharing personal items such as pens and cell phones, and avoiding crowded hallways and other enclosed spaces are advised in and out of the classroom.

Visit for details on Illinois Tech’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Students are also welcome to call 312.567.5810 between 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. CST for university-related information regarding COVID-19.

For information from government authorities, please visit or, email, or call 312.746.4835.

COVID Health Protocols - Maintain Social Distance - Wash Your Hands Often - Wear A Face Covering - Stay At Home If You Have Symptoms - infographic