Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order issued August 26, 2021, all higher education employees must be vaccinated or submit to weekly surveillance testing. NIU employees who are not vaccinated do not need to request medical or religious exemptions but will be required to participate in weekly surveillance testing if doing in-person work or activities.

Surveillance Testing

If you are unwilling or unable to be vaccinated AND are working in-person at least one day a week on behalf of the university, you must participate in weekly on-campus surveillance testing. Those who do not attend surveillance testing will be placed on unpaid administrative leave.

If you do not work on the DeKalb campus but are working in person at another NIU location, you must test at the location of your choice and upload your test results weekly. Please email CampusClear@niu.edu if you will be testing remotely. 

Exemption for Working Remotely

If you have been approved to work entirely remotely (i.e., from home and not in person at another NIU location), please complete the vaccine/remote work exemption form to be excused from the surveillance testing requirement.

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