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The health of our community is integral to our ability to facilitate on-campus activity. Explore the University's safety procedures and response protocols.

Personal Accountability

Each of us must safeguard our own health and that of those around us.

All community members are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and notify the University if they have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Reporting a Diagnosis

If you are tested at one of Northwestern’s sites, you do not need to "self-report," as your positive test will be identified automatically if you have completed the necessary consents. Self-reporting using the Self Reporting Form is necessary only for individuals with a positive diagnosis from a testing site outside of Northwestern University or Northwestern Medicine. 

All health monitoring requirements

COVID-19 Testing

On-campus Testing is Available

Asymptomatic testing is available for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Students, faculty and staff who believe they have COVID-19 symptoms can also access symptomatic testing on campus.

See Testing Details

Responding to COVID-19 Cases

Regardless of one’s vaccination status, all individuals testing positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate. In alignment with updated public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Northwestern no longer requires individuals to quarantine following exposure to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. Those who are exposed to COVID-19 should take additional safety precautions for 10 full days following their last exposure.

Northwestern updates its COVID-19 Dashboard on a weekly basis.