Expectations of a Huskie

At NIU, we value and appreciate that every Huskie contributes different experiences, perspectives and beliefs to our community. In this extraordinary time, being a Huskie means committing to the following:

  • Strongly Consider Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

    Vaccine iconAccording to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19.
  • Test If You Have Symptoms

    Self-reporting iconIf you have symptoms, test for COVID-19. If you test positive, follow these guidelines.

  • Use Proper Hand Hygiene

    Hand washing iconWash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (60% alcohol) if a hand-washing station isn’t available.

  • Follow Face Mask and Other Guidelines

    Face mask iconKeep current with health and safety guidance, including when and where face masks are required. We'll keep you informed through email and this website. 

  • Consider Getting a Flu Shot

    Flu shot iconWhile getting a flu (influenza) vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it can reduce your risk from flu and help conserve health care resources. Having the flu and COVID-19 at the same time can be dangerous for high-risk patients.

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