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Guidelines for Instructional Spaces

Unvaccinated members of the Northwestern community will need to take health precautions when on campus.

Health Monitoring

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure, unvaccinated community members are expected to regularly monitor their personal health status. 

Unvaccinated faculty, students and staff who are physically on campus are expected to use the Symptom Tracker web app for daily health monitoring. It must be completed each day prior to attending on-campus work, programming or activities, including classes.

All faculty, students and staff can continue using Symptom Tracker to initiate a case with the COVID Response Team if they have symptoms or exposures.

More about health monitoring

Face Coverings

Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks indoors in alignment with guidance from the public health agencies. While masks will no longer be required for those who are vaccinated, many will choose to continue wearing a mask for their own personal comfort, and the community is expected to support their choices.

There may be indoor campus events during which masks will be required more broadly. Northwestern will make informed decisions about any such requirements as we monitor the campus and local health trends and adjust policies where appropriate.