Students are assigned to individual rooms with a shared bathroom between two rooms. Touched surfaces of the shared bathroom should be wiped down after each use with disinfectant.
Laundry facilities are available in the building, and at a nearby laundromat, but these are shared with the community. Washing machines should be wiped down by each student before use. A drop-off laundry service is also available within walking distance of the housing.
Students will maintain social distancing within the field school facilities (curation building) at assigned spaces and shall limit interaction with CAI staff working there (3 individuals, at most) to distanced conversations. CAI staff maintain their own work spaces, which students shall not use. Both CAI staff and students must wear masks while working in the building, and shall disinfect their work space at the end of each day.
Bathroom facilities in the curation building shall be disinfected twice daily, and all computers should be disinfected immediately after use. Students will share computers, but each computer will be limited to the same set of students (there are 4 computers between 8 students).
Timers will be set at various points throughout the day as reminders to complete these tasks, and to frequently wash hands.
A designated garbage can will be provided for used cleaning materials.
Kitchen facilities are available on site and are shared with the rest of the apartment complex, as are some other common areas in the building. All surfaces should be cleaned with disinfectant prior to and after preparing food. Food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner M-F will be provided by the project. Dinners will be communal, prepared by students in teams on a rotating basis. Vegetarian diets and most food allergies are easily accommodated. Vegan, gluten-free, and other specialty diet foods are easily available in Carbondale but may not be project-provisioned. Students are on their own for weekend meals, although weekly trips to the grocery store will be made and many local restaurants offer carry-out meal options within walking distance of the housing. Outdoor dining is allowed, but students should not eat/drink inside of restaurants or bars to protect the health of the group. Similarly, masks are required for any elective activity that might take place indoors (shopping, etc.) and venues that do not offer proper social distancing should not be visited. Such elective activities are strongly discouraged unless absolutely necessary.
Southern Illinois offers many wonderful outdoor activities that provide a safe environment for exploring the local community.