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Your Guide to JJC’s New On-Campus Safety Procedures

Posted by Scott Harvey on Jul 27, 2020 8:12:00 AM

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While Joliet Junior College classes are primarily online for the fall 2020 semester, student service offices will be available on campus beginning Aug. 3. The changes, which come five months after JJC closed its campuses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, occur as employees begin staggered schedules to support social distancing requirements. Remote student services will remain available during the fall and are encouraged. If you need to visit an office on campus, please schedule an appointment so we can prepare for your visit.

These safety measures, along with several others recently implemented at JJC, are in accordance with CDC guidelines and Phase 4 of the state’s Restore Illinois plan. As students, employees and visitors come onto JJC’s campuses, it’s important you understand the new safety procedures in place, and what will be expected of you upon arrival. For starters, watch our video introducing you to JJC’s on-campus safety features and best practices. Then check out the additional information below for a comprehensive look at how JJC is committed to your safety during this time.

 

Check out additional guidelines below. For answers to common questions on JJC operations, visit our COVID-19 FAQ page.

Know the 4 Ws

Scanner for blogAnother easy way to know which safety features to follow is by remembering JJC’s 4 Ws of Safety.

Walk in, Take Temperature

  • Have temperature taken using hands-free thermometers upon entering campus
  • Device reads temperature at your tear ducts
  • Fever is considered 100.4 or higher

Wash Hands Frequently

  • Per CDC guidelines, scrub hands for 20 seconds
  • Hand sanitizer will be accessible throughout campus

Watch Your Distance

  • Maintain 6-feet of separation when possible
  • Social distancing markers are visible in high-traffic areas

Wear Your Mask

  • Required in all common areas
  • To be worn over nose and mouth
  • Masks available upon entry, if needed

If you’re experience any symptoms of illness, stay home. You’ll be asked to view a chart of symptoms and confirm how you’re feeling before having your temperature taken.

A Campus Police officer will be stationed at each hands-free thermometer station to guide you. Your temperature will be visible to only you and the officer.

 

Where You Can Enter

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Entry to campus will be limited to buildings where our hands-free thermometer stations are located, which everyone must first pass through.

  • Main Campus Entry (View Map): A-Building | U-Building | G-Building | J-Building
  • Romeoville Campus: Main entrance
  • City Center Campus: Main entrance
  • Morris Education Center: Main entrance
  • Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center: Main entrance

 

Beyond CDC Guidelines

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JJC’s Facility Services team is committed to maintaining a safe learning and working environment for everyone coming to our campuses this fall. Here are some ways our custodial staff is following and exceeding guidelines by the CDC.

  • Increased custodial presence throughout the day to wipe down common areas and office spaces
  • Thoroughly sanitizing restrooms every 2-3 hours
  • Labs will be disinfected utilizing electrostatic sprayers between labs
  • Workspaces will be sanitized daily
  • In bathrooms, paper towels are now available and automatic dryers have been turned off
  • Increased air turnover rates to/from outside air – HEPA filter changed from quarterly to monthly

 

What Else do I Need to Know?

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Remember, JJC is primarily online for the fall semester, with in-person labs contingent upon the state maintaining Phase 4 of its Restore Illinois status. Classes begin Aug. 17, with three flex start dates later in the semester. Register now.

Beyond our new safety guidelines, JJC has maintained a page dedicated to the latest operation plans, answers to common questions, and office-by-office services during this time. We’ve recently added hours of operation for each office, which go into effect Aug. 3. One of those offices, Testing Services, has already resumed on-campus operations by appointment only. This page also includes a live chat feature, should you need any other questions answered.

 

Related Posts:

Online Success: How Students Can Navigate Remote Learning

5 In-Demand Careers You Can Train For at JJC

How JJC Students Can Seamlessly Transfer to a Four-Year School

 

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