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Protecting the Pack - How NIU is schooling with Covid

Expectations of a Huskie At NIU, we value and appreciate that every Huskie contributes different experiences, perspectives and beliefs to our community. Simultaneously, we must acknowledge that the seriousness of this pandemic, especially with the prevalence of the highly transmissible Delta variant, poses a threat to the health and well-being of many. Huskies are called to come together and unite in our effort to protect one another. In this extraordinary time, being a Huskie means committing to the following:

  • Strongly Consider Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19. The CDC recommends that everyone ages 12 and older receive the vaccine as soon as possible. Students must submit proof of vaccination or request an exemption by Aug. 20.

  • Participate in Surveillance Testing If Unvaccinated Unvaccinated employees must participate in regular testing for COVID-19 unless they work exclusively from home. Unvaccinated students must participate if they live on campus or attend class in person.

  • Self-monitor and Self-report Notify the university and follow instructed guidelines if you test positive, are exposed or experience symptoms.

  • Use Proper Hand Hygiene Wash 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 Keep current with health and safety guidance, including wearing face masks. We'll keep you informed through email and this website. Read more about safety protocols and guidelines.

  • Consider Getting a Flu Shot While 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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