COVID-19 Policies & Procedures for Spring 2022

This document is a supplement to the university’s Covid-19 policy  and provides policies and procedures specific to Chicago-Kent. If you have any questions or concerns about plans for the Spring 2022, please email Associate Dean Stephen Sowle at ssowle@kentlaw.iit.edu. NOTE: The section on Wearing Masks was updated on April 4, 2022.


Vaccination and Testing Requirements

The university is requiring eligible students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot before returning to campus  for Spring 2022 classes. Students: All students must submit proof of vaccination, even if not yet eligible for a booster shot (and even if you previously submitted documentation), through this form (students only) no later than Monday, January 24. Students who are not yet eligible for a booster shot should get a booster and submit documentation of it as soon as they become eligible. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Student Health and Wellness Center directly at student.health@iit.eduStaff and faculty: All staff and faculty who have received booster shots should submit documentation through this form (staff/faculty only) no later than Monday, January 24. Staff and faculty who become eligible at a later date should get a booster and submit their documentation as soon as they become eligible; they do not need to resubmit proof of their previous vaccination(s).

Before returning to campus on January 24, students, faculty, and staff must also provide proof of a negative PCR or antigen test (which includes over-the-counter tests) taken within 72 hours prior to a return to campus. Please use this form if you are a student and this form if you are staff or faculty. The City of Chicago has resources for finding testing sites.


Entering the Building

Students, faculty, and staff must tap their ID cards on the scanner at the security desk or on the right side of the main staircase every time they enter the building. If you do not have an ID card, please show the security guard alternative government-issued identification. Please also obtain a card by filling out this form and uploading a recent photo using these instructions. You will be notified when your card is ready.
 

Wearing Masks

As of  April 5, 2022, the university is no longer requiring masks to be worn in any indoor location.


COVID-19 Diagnoses, Symptoms, or Close Contact

The university has updated its COVID-19 policies to conform to the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including a five-day (as opposed to 10-day) isolation period for those who test positive and revised guidance on quarantining for close-contact exposures based on vaccination status. The university's updated policies on these and related matters are available herePlease read these policies carefully before you return to campus.  

In the event you test positive for COVID-19, have close contact with someone who has tested positive, or exhibit symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please immediately email contacttracing@iit.edu and copy Dean Abhijeet at jabhijeet@kentlaw.iit.edu; and review the appropriate sections of the university's policies.


Visitors to the Building

Visitors, including alumni, must present a driver's license or other valid government-issued ID and sign in at the security desk. Visitors who are not fully vaccinated (including having had a booster shot) should remain socially distanced from others while in the building. Visitors do not need to provide proof of vaccination or receive advance approval to enter the building. However, prospective visitors must comply with the relevant university policies if they have recently tested positive for COVID-19, have had close contact with someone who has tested positive, or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Please note that the law library is not presently open to visitors and instead is open only to current Illinois Tech students, faculty, and staff.


Facilities

Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the building, and cleaning supplies (disinfectant and paper towels) are available in the classrooms and all reception areas. We encourage you to wash your hands and use sanitizer frequently and to disinfect your seating and desk areas in the classrooms. We will do enhanced cleaning throughout the day and at night for high-traffic and high-touch areas throughout the building.


Recording of Classes

Recordings of classes are not automatic but are at the discretion of professors.  If you have specific questions regarding the recording of your classes and the accessibility of any recordings, please contact your professors directly.