Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
March 20, 2020
NIU’s Response to Governor Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Today, Gov. Pritzker announced a Stay-At-Home order beginning 5 p.m. Saturday through April 7. The order advises all Illinois residents to stay at home to the greatest extent possible except for essential activities; closes non-essential retail businesses; and reminds everyone to practice social distancing, remaining at least 6 feet from all others when outside the home.
In the executive order, universities are considered “essential businesses” for the purposes of facilitating distance learning, performing critical research, or performing essential functions. It also mandates that NIU be more explicit in how we respond to helping stem the outbreak in Illinois.
Please follow the instructions below: