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Understand COVID-19 Guidelines

As a condition of returning to campus, community members are required to follow policies and guidance issued by Northwestern.

Health and Safety Guidelines

The safety and health guidelines, rooted in our core principles, provide guidance on how to:

  • Reduce transmission among community members and visitors
  • Maintain healthy business operations and
  • Maintain a healthy working, learning and living environment

Read the Guidelines

Protecting the Vulnerable and our Community

All of our personal situations will be unique. Some members of our community may be more vulnerable to complications of COVID-19 that increase the risk of infection or the severity of symptoms. Those who have questions or need accommodations are encouraged to contact their Human Resources representative, their Dean’s Office, the Office of Equity, The Graduate School or their Student Affairs office.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns:

  • In research areas, contact Michael Blayney, Executive Director, Research Safety, at (847) 491-4387 or, or
  • In non-research areas, contact Environmental Health and Safety, at (847) 491-4936.