Northern Illinois University

Hello Huskies,

In order to keep our campus healthy and continue with a more traditional semester, we need your help to Protect the Pack. Please read the following carefully and plan to take important actions this semester if you test positive for COVID-19, develop symptoms or are exposed to the virus.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Even if you are vaccinated, immediately self-quarantine and call the Northwestern Medicine Student Health Center on campus should you need medical care. Please do not go to the Health Center without an appointment first.
  • Complete the NIU COVID-19 Screening Checklist.
  • Students who live in the residence halls will be contacted with information on where to quarantine. Those who live off-campus should not come to campus until they are cleared to return.
  • NIU will contact your professors for any in-person classes to make them aware so that they can help you be successful with your coursework. You should reach out to them as well.

If you test positive for the virus:

  • Even if you are vaccinated, immediately self-isolate and call the Northwestern Medicine Student Health Center on campus should you need medical care. Please do not go to the Health Center without an appointment first.
  • Complete the NIU COVID-19 Screening Checklist.
  • Students who live in the residence halls will be contacted with information on where they will need to self-isolate. Those who live off-campus should not come to campus until they are cleared to return.
  • NIU will contact your professors for any in-person classes to make them aware so that they can help you be successful with your coursework. You should reach out to them as well.

If you have been exposed to the virus and are vaccinated:

  • If you are vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine but should monitor for symptoms and take a COVID-19 test within 4-5 days.

Following these instructions allows us to provide you with the resources you need to be successful and protect the health and well-being of others. Failure to take these actions puts our community at risk and could result in disciplinary measures.

Questions? Please check out the FAQs on Protecting the Pack or respond to this email!

Sincerely,

Charles J. Fey, Ed.D.
Interim Vice President
Division of Student Affairs
Northern Illinois University

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