University offices will re-open on Monday, June 15, with limited staffing in place to assist campus visitors. This is part of Illinois State University’s Redbird Return Plan, a phased approach to bringing staff and faculty back to campus in advance of the fall semester. Campus buildings will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Face coverings are required, consistent with state directives, for employees and visitors in all common indoor areas, defined as any space where more than one individual may be at a time (hallways, restrooms, breakrooms, dining facilities, retail establishments, elevators, stairwells, office reception, etc.). Face coverings are also required in outdoor spaces when social distancing cannot be performed.
The Return to Work Toolkit provides more information on workplace health and safety, cleaning procedures, shared spaces, signage, and other guidance for employees and supervisors. Updates are planned as additional information is made available.
Facilities Management is providing University departments with supplies to help with the return to work process this summer. Departmental kits contain disinfecting wipes, individual 2-ounce hand sanitizers, larger departmental hand sanitizer containers, a package of disposable face coverings (intended for guests in need), and examples of health education signage for posting in office areas.
Mail Services will resume regular mail delivery to campus offices beginning June 15.
With the re-opening of University facilities to the public, staff, and faculty no longer need to contact University Police to report their presence in campus buildings and offices.
The Redbird Return Plan was developed to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, the safety and security of faculty, staff and students. Under the plan, many employees will continue to work remotely during June. July and August will see a greater number of faculty and staff returning for on-campus work, provided that those returns are consistent with the State’s progression through the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan as well as guidance from state and local public health officials. Departmental leadership will communicate specific staffing needs and office operations with employees.