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Guidelines for Instructional Spaces

The Northwestern community is responsible for certain expectations in instructional spaces.

Face Coverings

Masks are not required in classrooms, lab-based classes and other spaces where instruction takes place. Instructors cannot require masking of others unless they are directed to do so as part of an approved disability accommodation through the Office of Equity or AccessibleNU. Northwestern strongly recommends indoor masking in areas where distancing is not possible when transmission levels are elevated.

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 adhere to their testing protocol.

More about health monitoring