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Community Health Measures

Explore the University's safety procedures, health monitoring requirements and testing protocols.

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Health and Safety on Campus

Current Activity Level: Green

Increases in in-person activity due to low testing positivity and favorable local trends.

Positivity Rate
last 7 days (9/10-9/16)
New Positives
last 7 days (9/10-9/16)

University Status

Northwestern is in-person for Fall 2021

The University's key protocols have been updated to align with local health guidance.

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Latest Developments


Indoor masking requirement reinstated

August 3, 2021

Northwestern will reinstate its masking requirement in all indoor shared public spaces, effective Aug. 4. This applies to all students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

New Messages

Northwestern returning to in-person operations in the fall

June 25, 2021
We are pleased to share today that our courses and the vast majority of our services and activities will return to in-person status for the 2021-22 academic year.

Faculty and staff vaccination expectations

June 24, 2021
Northwestern will require faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Aug. 1, 2021, subject to limited exceptions.