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DePaul's priority is to maintain privacy and respect the dignity of all people during this challenging time.
Please give serious consideration to the necessity of visiting campus. If it is necessary for you to visit campus, DePaul’s buildings will operate in controlled access mode, requiring an ID card swipe or sign in for entry. Access will be available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
During the academic quarter, you will not be required to sign in. However, a sign-in may be reinstated in the event that Chicago moves back to Phase II or Phase III of the reopening plan, prompting the suspension of most on-site activity.
DePaul intends to maintain access to all, or a significant percentage of, common area spaces, with reduced capacities. As with all common areas, the department or academic area responsible for that space must ensure everyone is complying with physical distancing requirements.
Only stairwells that do not pose an undue security or personal safety risk will be open while others may be limited only during regular business hours for additional security.
Directional and spacing indicators, like those installed in grocery stores, have been proven largely ineffective. Health authorities also determined that as long as occupants are wearing face coverings, it is safe to pass or be next to another person in the hallways and stairwells.
For more information on face coverings, please visit Newsline.
Information Services developed a Instructions for Remote Work site with detailed guidance on:
Updates to this site are made continually as IS responds to feedback and develops new tools.
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