URBANA- CDC Guidelines have issued that Illinois will be making its way to Phase 5 when looking at the State’s Covid Recovery Plan.
This guideline means higher capacity limits and increased business operations.
One Illinois North a student housing living located in Urbana is now changing their guidelines due to the bridge to Phase 5.
One Illinois North had to make changes for both residents and employees due to covid. North being able to have events in the clubhouse, residents being able to use amenities, and even pick up their packages before the pandemic.
Since the pandemic has hit One North closed all amenities and resident interactions and had to find other ways to cater to their residents.
Now hearing about the updated guidelines, One North now has covid-friendly events such as Foodie Friday, where students pick up food from the Clubhouse window every Friday. They provide amenity access to residents and also more in-person interactions such as tours and package deliveries.
Santonio Murff, One Illinois North manager, is excited about the changes of the Housing guidelines due to phase 5.
“We will slowly open up very careful. It is still key card accessed and still have to be a resident to get in to the gym. You will ring a doorbell at the front door to get through the front door. Of course you wear a mask, we still have the hand sanitizer and anything CDC Guideline we still do. but more importanly we are getting open a little more so residents can actually come use the gym when they can and get in that pool when they can. We are excited for it”.
According to State of Illinois Coronavirus Response the Bridge will began with increased capacity limits for Illinois.
“Once 70% of residents 65 and older have been vaccinated and barring any reversals in our COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths for a 28-day monitoring period, the Bridge to Phase 5 will begin with increased capacity limits in both indoor and outdoor settings.
One Illinois North and other Housing Living are starting to make changes for the uplift of Phase 5.