Return to Campus Guidelines Phase III

Updated June 9, 2020
Prepared by the Continuing Education & Business Services, Illinois Valley Community College

Please check back often for updates to these guidelines

With face to face classes resuming in June we ask that instructors, students and visitors adhere to the following protocol when attending a class or meeting at IVCC. The following protocols encourage the IVCC community to consider others as well as themselves and empower instructors and students to take responsibility for their own health and safety amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Health Guidelines:

  • Self-Monitoring Temperature Threshold - If a student, staff member, faculty, instructor or visitor has a fever over 100.4 they should remain at home.
  • Individual can return if symptom free and no fever after 72 hours.
  • If you have been exposed or have a confirmed or unconfirmed case of COVID-19 – stay at home and don’t work or attend class for 2 weeks. Please contact the Continuing Education office at 815-224-0390.
  • Handshaking – not allowed
  • Social distancing – required
  • Paper towels – available in all bathrooms, do not use air hand dryers

Entering the Building: All students, staff members, faculty, instructors and visitors are currently required to enter the building through the main entrance located by the information desk only. Departure can be through any door on campus.  

Masks Required:

  • Upon entering the building
  • In all common areas including hallways, cafeteria, study areas and bathrooms
  • In all offices/service areas when a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained, or if a sign is posted outside the office/service area requiring a mask at all times.
  • In a classroom if a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained
  • If an instructor teaches a class requires students to wear a mask in the classroom, all students and instructor will wear a mask during class.
  • If an instructor does not require mask, and students are able to maintain a 6-foot distance, the student may opt to wear a mask, though it is not required.

Class Size Limit:  Class size of 10 individuals or less, including the instructor.


  • Has been enhanced across campus
  • Occupied areas are sanitized daily
  • Hand sanitizer – available campus wide