Campus Accessibility and Protocols

  • Frequent campus cleaning will be conducted by the College’s facilities team, including classrooms and high touch surfaces. Training on COVID-19 protocols has been provided to the Housekeeping staff.
  • Cleaning supplies will be in each learning space and faculty and students should help clean their spaces. Most classes are scheduled in blocks to allow time for facilities to clean learning spaces between use.

  • Portable hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout campus facilities including at key locations (coffee/breakrooms, copier/printer stations). Students and employees are encouraged to carry their own hand sanitizer for personal use, and/or wash hands frequently.

Per the CDC guidelines, we have:

Increased the introduction of outdoor air by:
  • Opening outdoor air dampers beyond minimum settings, as high as 100%, reducing or eliminating HVAC air recirculation.
  • Keeping HVAC systems running longer

Ensure ventilation systems operate properly and provide acceptable indoor air quality.
  • Rebalancing or adjusting HVAC systems to increase total airflow to occupied spaces when possible.
  • Disabling demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) controls that reduce air supply based on occupancy or temperature during occupied hours.

Improved central air filtration by:
  • Increasing air filtration to the MERV-13 or as high as possible without significantly reducing design airflow.
  • Make sure air filters are properly sized and within their recommended service life.
  • Inspecting filter housing and racks to ensure appropriate filter fit and minimizing air that flows around, instead of through, the filter.
  • Ensuring restroom exhaust fans are functional and operating at full capacity when the building is occupied.
  • Increasing overall ventilation in occupied buildings.

Access and occupancy guidelines

All entrances are accessible on both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses.

  • The Des Plaines campus cafeteria is open Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m and Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Skokie cafeteria is expected to open Monday, Sept. 19.
  • Food may be also be purchased from the vending machines or campus bookstores. 

  • Bottle-water filling stations are available to use and are encouraged.
  • Water fountains are also available.