For your protection all stairwells are considered emergency exits and are locked from the stairwell side. If you enter the stairwell, you will be unable to access the floors of the building. The only exit will be at the bottom of the stairs. It is imperative that the stairway doors are not propped or blocked open. During specific fire emergencies, the stairwells will automatically unlock to allow fire department personnel to travel through the building. Stairwells will remain locked at all times.