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

Answer: 

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