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Community Health Measures

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

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Re-occupying the campus will occur in multiple steps. At each step, new populations may be cleared to safely return to campus.

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Information for You

Health Monitoring

Report your symptoms or illness to the University.

After returning to campus, all community members are required to report:

  • Daily symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19
  • Positive test results for COVID-19
  • Self-isolation due to suspected or known exposure to COVID-19

Staff and faculty can also report locations or examples of social distancing congestion to assist with identifying potential problem areas. The Office of Risk Management tracks these issues; please complete an online form to share this information with the University.

Core Responsibilities

To ensure that the necessary modifications can be made quickly and effectively, the following Core Responsibilities will guide schools and units in developing and executing plans tailored to their specific operational needs.

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Social and Physical Distancing

In all shared spaces, the University will establish protocols and reminders to keep at least six feet of space between individuals.

See Distancing Guidelines
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Face Coverings and Face Masks

All community members must wear masks in all public and shared environments on campus and when required social distancing cannot be achieved.

See Face Mask Guidelines
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Cleaning Protocols and Personal Hygiene

Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is a critical aspect of reopening our campus.

See Cleaning Guidelines
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Health Monitoring

Community members are required to report if they test positive for COVID-19, develop symptoms, or are self-isolating due to suspected or known exposure to it.

See Health Guidelines
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Units must develop a communication plan for providing essential information and training to community members and visitors who will occupy and visit their facilities.

See Communication Guidelines
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Protecting the Vulnerable and Community

We expect our leaders, managers, supervisors, faculty members, and researchers to model flexibility and foster a community of wellness and awareness.

See Guidelines

Latest Developments


All Kellogg Full-Time MBA Classes Going Remote for Two Weeks

October 16, 2020

All Kellogg classes on the Evanston campus will be held remotely Monday, Oct. 19, through and including Friday, Oct. 30. We are asking that all Kellogg Full-Time MBA students in the Chicago area adhere to a stay-at-home directive starting today at 10 p.m. CDT through Friday, October 30.

What's New

Updates on University Planning and the Academic Calendar

October 9, 2020
University updates about the upcoming Winter and Spring terms, including changes to the academic calendar and timeline for future announcements, are available to both students and faculty & staff.

Symptom Tracker Launched

September 8, 2020
Northwestern University has partnered with Northwestern Medicine to develop Symptom Tracker, a daily health monitoring application that aims to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 within our community. Faculty, students, staff and visitors are expected to use the web app for daily health monitoring.