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Campus restricted facility access

The following measures are in place for faculty, staff, and students who continue to have a need to access facilities and to make every effort to ensure a healthy and safe environment. All employees should be working remotely unless they have been identified as onsite essential. A list of onsite essential staff and building spaces used will be shared with the Illinois State University Police Department by supervisors on a regular basis per Human Resources.  

Building Service Workers and other staff are diligently working to keep spaces clean, but they cannot do so without your help. In addition, we must maintain the security of our facilities. Therefore, the following access procedures are in place until further notice.  

Essential Employee Building Access Procedures: 

Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Essential employees who have an assigned building key or card access: 

  • Notify your supervisor of intent to enter the building during the restricted access period and share the list of rooms/spaces used to ensure proper cleaning can take place. 
  • Make sure the building and all spaces used are re-secured after keying in. 
  • Essential employees who do NOT have an assigned building key or card access: 
  • Contact your on-site supervisor to allow entry into the building. 
  • If an on-site supervisor is not present to allow entry, contact the University Police non-emergency number at (309) 438-8631.
  • Must present a valid Faculty-Staff ID Card. 
  • UPD or other staff will only open exterior doors, not specific rooms or spaces. 

5 p.m. Friday–7 a.m. Monday
Essential employees who have an assigned building key or card access: 

  • Notify your supervisor of intent to enter the building during the restricted access period and share the list of rooms/spaces used to ensure proper cleaning can take place.
  • Contact the University Police non-emergency number at (309) 438-8631 upon arrival and departure. 
  • Make sure the building and all spaces used are re-secured after keying in. 
  • Essential employees who do NOT have an assigned building key or card access: 
  • Prior authorization from supervisor must be granted and forwarded to the University Police (per the HR email). 
  • If an on-site supervisor is not present to allow entry, contact the University Police non-emergency number at (309) 438-8631. 
  • Must present a valid Faculty-Staff ID Card. 
  • UPD or other staff will only open exterior doors, not specific rooms or spaces. 

Non-essential Employee Building Access:
If your position is not listed as essential and you need access to facilities for a short period of time (e.g., to pick up work-related items), you should contact your supervisor for approval, and that approval and the building space used should be forwarded to isupolice@ilstu.edu. The above procedures then apply. 

Vendors, students, and members of the public building access:
Vendors and other members of the public should have a scheduled appointment with the appropriate University department prior to entering any University facility. 

  • With supervisor approval, faculty-staff members may allow essential vendors, students, or other members of the public into the facility for essential business purposes.  
  • UPD will not open ANY building doors for vendors, students, or the general public. 

Residential housing is available to students who have been approved to remain on campus due to extenuating circumstances. Access to Watterson Dining Commons will continue for on-campus students, students with off-campus meal plans, and essential staff who remain on campus. In addition, Student Health Services and the pharmacy remain open on a limited basis. For more information, students should call the appointment line at 309-438-2778, the nurse consult line at 309-438-7676, or the pharmacy at 309-438-8713, Monday- Friday, 8:15 a.m.4:15 p.m.  

Illinois State is taking these measures to continue serving the campus community while taking decisive steps to promote health, safety, and security during this extraordinary circumstance. If during this time, you have concerns about working alone in a facility, you are encouraged to download the Safe Redbirds App and use the Work Alone feature. Redbird Safe Walks continue to be available as needed.  If you have any further questions about facility access, please email isupolice@ilstu.edu.