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Health & Safety
Learning Together Safely
We are grateful for the vaccines and safety measures that allow us to safely come together for in-person classes, seminars, and programs.
We have implemented policies that comply with both the letter and spirit of current government recommendations and mandates. These policies align with those of most institutions of higher education and comply with best practice.
Our COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
Our priority is the health of our students, faculty, staff, and guests.
We require everyone to show proof of up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19 and a valid picture ID prior to entry.
As proof of vaccination, we accept any FDA-authorized or WHO-authorized card (official immunization record from jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered, reflecting the person’s name, vaccine brand, and dates administered). We accept the physical card, a photo of the card, or an online record such as the one available in the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Vax Verify portal (sign up here).
All faculty, presenters, and staff are fully vaccinated, including third-party contractors and vendors working in the building.
We encourage vaccine boosters as available.
Following current City of Chicago and State of Illinois guidelines, masks are now optional.
We encourage you to respect those who choose to mask and keep their distance.
We practice CDC-recommended procedures including:
- Sanitation and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces.
- Facility treated with electrostatic sanitizing.
- Reduced occupancy limits and social distancing.
- Volume of outside air increased with high-efficiency HVAC air filters installed and UV air sterilization.
- Sick time benefits have been increased to allow sick employees to stay home and not lose pay.