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Health Monitoring and Precautions

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

Community Expectations

Students, faculty and staff are required to follow policies, protocols and guidance designed to protect everyone’s health. All students must: 

  • Students enrolled in on-campus programs must be vaccinated or receive an approved exception to Northwestern’s vaccination requirement.
  • Regardless of vaccine status, students must wear a mask in all indoor campus environments, even if they can socially distance, except when in a private office, personal residence or residence hall room, or when eating or drinking.
  • Students who have an exception to Northwestern’s vaccination requirement are required to abide by safety standards and comply with heightened COVID-19 testing, masking, symptom monitoring and quarantine/isolation protocols. 

Health and Wellness

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) continues to be available for students, and is offering comprehensive tele-mental health services, including 24/7 access to crisis support, initial consultations, virtual gatherings, and individual counseling. Currently, in-office appointments are limited to specific critical needs. CAPS will continue to offer tele-mental health appointments in the Fall but will also begin re-introducing in-person appointments with counselors. Students and counselors will work collaboratively to determine whether tele-mental health or in-person sessions are most suited for each student’s particular needs.

University Health Services, in Evanston and Chicago, are fully operational with both in-person and tele-health services.

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