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.

Exemption for Working Remotely

If you have been approved to work entirely remotely for the fall semester, please complete the vaccine/remote work exemption form to be excused from the surveillance testing requirement.

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