Expectations of Faculty and Staff while on Campus

Social Distancing and Hygiene Practices per CDC guidelines

Members of the President’s Council will work with Department Directors and Department Chairs to ensure that established social distancing and hygiene practices (listed below) are maintained by faculty and staff.

  • Faculty and staff should limit close personal contact and maintain a minimum 6-foot distance apart.
  • Faculty and staff in individual offices should consider working with office doors shut.
  • Faculty and staff should engage in frequent hand washing, the use of hand sanitizer, and sanitizing of surfaces regularly:
    • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as feasible.
    • Use hand sanitizer after interactions with people or objects, if soap and water are not readily available.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes into the sleeve or elbow, not hands.
    • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces (buttons, door handles, counters, workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, etc.) regularly. Physical Plant will provide disinfecting wipes, or sprays for computer labs, classrooms, and public spaces for individuals to clean surfaces regularly.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Refrain from shaking hands.
  • Faculty and staff are now required to wear a mask or cloth face-covering that covers his or her mouth and nose at all times.
  • Faculty and staff should avoid using other employees’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible. If necessary, clean and disinfect them before and after use.
  • Faculty and staff should limit the number of people at gatherings, ensuring that Illinois law is followed. Examples include:
    • When in-person meetings are necessary, no more than the number of people defined in Illinois law by the Governor’s order should be present, and physical distancing should be in place.
    • Video conferencing and conference calls can be used instead of in-person meetings.
    • No events, meetings, or gatherings will be approved that include more than what Illinois law defines.
    • Please note that the multi-person limit on gatherings includes other personnel that may be present in that space.
  • Faculty and staff should remain mindful of physical distancing in small spaces including elevators, hallways, stairwells, and restrooms.
  • Faculty and staff should eat in a location that allows for appropriate physical distancing (e.g. outdoors, in an enclosed or private space, in an office with the door closed, etc.).

Note: All visitors to campus, including contractors, vendors, guest speakers, etc., will be expected to follow these guidelines