Individuals will be expected to maintain a 6-foot (or such other distance established by public health protocols) separation as much as possible. However, given that the number of people and degree of movement in these spaces will make constant social distancing difficult, masks will be required in common areas such as lobbies, restrooms, corridors, and elevators for all who can medically wear basic masks.
Individuals should rely on opening push doors with wrists or forearms, and pull doors with a paper towel or cloth, and should always practice hand washing and use of hand sanitizers to reduce their risk of spreading the virus. (Note: recent CDC guidance indicates that surface transmission is not a primary means of spread).
Elevator occupancy limits will be set by the university based on the characteristics of each elevator and consistent with then-available public health guidelines, with maximum occupancy indicated on or near each elevator.
There will be signs on or near each elevator showing the maximum occupancy. Lobby managers in IIT Tower and Conviser Law Center will assist during periods of high traffic. However, we all will need to take responsibility for complying with the maximum elevator capacity. Any issues can be reported to public safety or your building manager.
Yes. Under current public health guidance, masks will be required on elevators until we enter Restore Illinois Phase 5 (Normalcy).
Yes. We are increasing cleaning of these items. We will follow CDC, state, and city guidance on cleaning frequency.
The university has been using these chemicals for the past number of months and intends to continue to do so.
The current custodial staffing levels planned for the fall 2020 semester are expected to be sufficient to meet the needs of the campus, however, we will monitor workload as the academic year proceeds and decide on additional staffing, if needed.
Yes, it is our current intention to make a reasonable amount of cleaning products available.
Public space is intended to have a broad meaning. It is meant to capture any space where others may be present. A public space includes, but is not limited to, any lobby area, classroom, hallway, restroom, conference room, kitchenette, or sidewalk or outdoor space in which it is not possible to maintain at least six feet of distance from others. It does not include one’s personal residence or private office.