COVID Response

Thank you for viewing this page regarding the unit's response to the COVID-19.

As new information emerges, we will provide updates through F&S communication methods. We also encourage you to visit for resources and answers to frequently asked questions about this illness.

Cleaning and Disinfection Guide (COVID-19)
University cleaning and disinfection guidelines for facilities where a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 was located.
March 31, 2020

Suspension of Construction Activities
In compliance with the statewide stay-at-home executive order aimed at helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, the university has decided to suspend construction activities for certain capital improvement, small construction, and energy conservation projects. 
March 25, 2020

Daily Events/Building Hours
The university is on a reduced COVID-19 building open/closed schedule until further notice. Please see the updated schedule at the Facility Management and Scheduling page on the Office of the Registrar website for updates. The notation “LOCKED” means the building is closed to the public. Faculty/staff with card and key access should still be able to access any building they previously had access to for essential business.
March 24, 2020
Stay at Home Order and Essential Functions and Operations
The executive order from Governor JB Pritzker will allow F&S to continue functions for essential infrastructure and business/operations. However, starting Monday, March 23, each division within F&S will begin taking further actions to significantly restrict staff scheduling and limit overall work activities to reduce the risk of exposure to employees performing critical services.
March 22, 2020

F&S Locations Entrance Restrictions
Effective immediately, entrance to F&S locations and on-campus work areas (e.g., breakrooms, storage locations) will be prohibited for non-staff until further notice. (Message sent to F&S employees to address entrance restrictions at F&S locations and in work areas across campus)
March 20, 2020

F&S Staff COVID-Related Work Updates

In order to protect the safety and well-being of the campus community, F&S is implementing social-distancing strategies and establishing flexible work arrangements,including: transitioning to remote work where possible, staggering work start times, allowing employees to report directly to work sites, adjusting work assignments to individuals rather than crew assignments, and reducing the number of riders to job sites.
March 18, 2020

F&S Building Maintenance Regarding COVID
Building Service Workers (BSWs) will perform regular office cleaning through March 27, 2020. Before that date, customers should clearly mark doors BSWs are to not enter; after that date, office occupants may set trash receptacles outside the door to be emptied.
March 18, 2020

Facilities & Services Strategy During Difficult Times
F&S continues to support campus by ensuring every department and division within F&S remains operational. Our commitment to the safety and well-being of our employees, as well as customer service and satisfaction, remains a priority.
March 18, 2020

Abbott Power Plant, Chiller Plants COVID Response
All non-essential visitors without pre-authorization are not allowed to the Abbott Power Plant and six Campus Chilled Water System regional plants. All F&S staff encouraged to severely limit their contact with utilities production personnel. (Message sent to F&S employees)
March 12, 2020

F&S Building Services Virus Mitigation
Building Service Workers adding disinfecting activities twice daily, including high-touch surfaces.
March 10, 2020

Infectious Disease (COVID-19) Prevention

F&S encourages employees to follow CDC preventive actions for the spread of viral disease. Additional hand sanitizer, tissues, gloves, and disinfectants available across the organization. (Message sent to F&S employees)
March 9, 2020