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Elevators: How Many People Can Be In An Elevator and Still Achieve Physical Distancing?


There are unique challenges in maintaining physical distancing inside elevators due to their relatively small size and limited ventilation. 

  • Per the CDC recommendations, riders must maintain 6 feet of spacing inside elevators, even when wearing face coverings
  • Most UCM¬†elevators can transport between 2 to 4 people at a time, depending on the size of the elevator, while maintaining 6 feet of physical distancing between riders
  • Follow posted elevator occupancy signage (when applicable)
  • Please be aware of persons with disabilities when using elevators and make space so that they can use the elevator when needed
  • Always practice social distancing when waiting in line for an elevator or entering/exiting an elevator