Return to Campus

Social Distancing

Individuals with questions, comments, or constructive feedback can email covid-19@wiu.edu. In addition, a comments/concerns form has been established for easy submission.

Studies indicate that a significant portion of COVID-19 transmission is done by those who don't know they are sick. That's why one of the first tools to employ in the fight against COVID-19 is social distancing. Social distancing means keeping space between yourself and other people. Although the risk of severe illness may be different for everyone, anyone can become infected and spread COVID-19.

To practice physical distancing:

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
  • Observe maximum occupancy of rooms and maintain all furniture configurations and space setups that maximize social distancing.
  • Individuals are encouraged to use the stairs inside campus buildings whenever possible and walking up and down stairs on the right-hand side.
  • Comply with partitions, stanchions, and other physical barriers or visual cues that are utilized to maintain social distancing.
  • Building occupants navigating through building corridors and hallways should follow the right side of these passageways and should avoid congregating

Additional precautions that are being implemented include:

  • Each building will have designated entrance(s) and exits, as well as directional signage to help avoid congestion.
  • Restrooms and other common spaces will be marked to encourage proper social distancing.
  • Most elevators will be limited to two occupants per cab.
  • Gatherings will be monitored and event hosts and participants will have to follow specific event guidelines.