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COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

All employees, students and visitors are expected to comply with mitigation measures while at work, attending classes, or visiting the Northwest campus and its facilities. Northwest requests that individuals self-monitor for COVID-19 or related symptoms and do not come to campus if symptoms present.

Northwest continues to align its COVID-19 response with CDC guidelines and updated its face covering requirements, effective Oct. 25, as follows:

  • Face coverings are required in all public, indoor spaces for unvaccinated individuals.
  • Face coverings are required for all individuals at all times in classrooms and labs, the Wellness Center; Horace Mann Laboratory School and Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families, including its new infant and toddler care area; and Safe Ride vehicles, which are designated as public transportation.
  • Face coverings are required for all individuals in meeting rooms where 6 feet of social distance cannot be maintained.
  • Face coverings are optional but recommended in all other public, indoor spaces for fully vaccinated individuals.

The University strongly encourages vaccination to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. In general, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose of a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

All individuals are strongly encouraged to continue taking precautions, including social distancing of 6 feet and hand washing.

Vaccinations and the appropriate use of face coverings are critical to minimize the spread of COVID-19 to others. Students who fail to comply with mitigation measures may be reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities by clicking this link.