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Northwestern remains committed to the highest standards of instruction in what is a new and different teaching and learning environment. A significant portion of winter and spring instruction will be conducted remotely, using online tools, such as Canvas and Zoom, for course design and implementation. Those who return to the classroom for face-to-face and hybrid courses will need to make adjustments to both behaviors and physical spaces to stay safe.

Community Expectations

It is critical that we each take responsibility for maintaining the health of our community.

Campus Safety Measures

keeping physical distance

Social and Physical Distancing

See guidelines for:

  • services, such as transportation and building access, and
  • common and functional spaces, including classrooms, office spaces and laboratories.
wearing masks

Face Covering Guidelines

Community members must wear masks in all public and shared environments on campus, including densely populated offices and classrooms, common areas, restrooms, elevators, or University-provided group/mass transit. Read requirements.

isolating at home

Positive Case Procedures

The individual will be required to self-isolate in accordance with Northwestern and CDC requirements. Upon notice of a positive case, the University will follow its contact tracing processfollow the cleaning guidelines provided by the CDC. Review these procedures.