UChicago Forward Signage

The signs below are designed to help units encourage health and safety protocols and best practices as members of the campus community return to University spaces. (While Facilities Services mounted signs on the exterior entrances and first floors of buildings early in the pandemic, now that many restrictions have eased and buildings have assigned “COVID-19 leads,” units are responsible for posting signs in their areas.) The variety of pre-populated signs here are in line with the University’s health and safety requirements and guidance from public health experts. Please print in color and display these signs throughout your offices, laboratories, and other spaces as appropriate.

To create custom signs, please use these templates and identity guidelines.

If you have questions, please contact coronavirusinfo@uchicago.edu.

Health & Safety Protocols

"Masks Recommended" signage with an illustration of a person wearing a mask

Masks Recommended

"Please wear a Face Covering in this space" sign

Sign for Healthcare Settings

Cleaning Protocols/Guidance

area has been cleaned

Area Cleaned/Ready to Use

electrobnic equipment

Instructions for Cleaning Electronic Equipment

Application Instructions for Bleach-Based Cleaners signage

Instructions for Bleach-Based Cleansers

Lab-Specific Signage


Lab Support Room Guidance


General Lab Guidance

Eating & Drinking


Unvaccinated Individuals Stay 6 Feet Apart When Eating

UChicago Forward Signs—Other/General Use


EPA: Steps for Safe & Effective Disinfectant Use

wash your hands

Handwashing Guidance


CDC: Symptoms of Coronavirus

stop spread of germs

CDC: Stop the Spread of Germs