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For Staff

Continue to work effectively, wherever you are.

Keep Working

During Fall and Winter Quarters, follow your department’s return-to-campus plans. To balance campus needs with individual employee needs, the Alternate Work Arrangements policy has been extended through June 20, 2021.

Working Remotely

Per the Return to Campus Policy, managers must allow an employee to continue remote work when they can perform their essential functions remotely and cannot return due to factors such as a higher-risk of illness or caretaking due to lost childcare.

Northwestern has also established a temporary provision so employees required to return to in-person campus work can request alternative work arrangements.

Community Expectations

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

Campus Safety Measures


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.