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Summer Summary

Northwestern's status and key protocols for Summer 2022 have been updated to align with local health guidance. 

Visiting Campus

All students, faculty and staff who are vaccinated or who have an approved exception to Northwestern’s vaccination requirement are welcome to be on campus.

Health and Safety Guidelines

The health and safety of our community is our top priority. Please familiarize yourself with guidelines and procedures in place for those who are on campus:

  • Vaccinations
    Northwestern requires students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Only students, faculty and staff who are vaccinated or who have an approved exception to the University’s vaccination requirement are permitted to visit campus.
  • COVID-19 Testing
    Students, faculty and staff who have an approved exception to the University’s vaccination requirement must complete one Abbott rapid antigen COVID-19 tests each week. Testing also remains available for vaccinated students, faculty and staff.
  • Symptom Tracker
    Due to its limited use, Northwestern’s Symptom Tracker tool will be phased out over the summer and the COVID-19 Response Team will no longer reach out to people who badge themselves red by submitting their symptoms. Symptomatic individuals should obtain symptomatic testing and if they test positive, they will receive a notification from Northwestern’s COVID-19 Response Team with guidance on next steps.
  • Masking
    Masking is optional in most spaces. Northwestern strongly recommends masking in areas where distancing is not possible when transmission levels are elevated.
  • Gatherings
    There are no capacity limits or restrictions for meetings and events. Masks may be required during specific types of events.
  • Travel
    Most domestic and international travel is permitted. All travelers should familiarize themselves with and follow Centers for Disease Control guidance and protocols for domestic and international travel.
  • Visitors
    Most visitor restrictions have been lifted. Some restrictions on minors in residential programs remain.

Community Behavior Expectations

Students, faculty and staff must follow certain community standards while on campus. Community members are also expected to comply with quarantine and self-isolation procedures. Those who violate these expectations may face disciplinary actions.

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