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UNW Covid-19 Information

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Northwestern Faculty, Staff, and Students,

I am pleased to inform you, as a member of the UNW community, that the COVID resurgence level will change to Green, effective March 3, 2022. In addition, while face coverings are still recommended, they will no longer be required in most academic spaces and on campus transportation as of the same date.

However, there are exceptions to this change. They are:

  • Based on situations such as required care for family members or personal health conditions, faculty members and academic departments have the ability to require face coverings in their respective classrooms and labs.
  • Face coverings will continue to be required in Academic Achievement and Health Services.
  • Unique circumstances outside of our control may also require students to wear a face covering at various off-campus internships, placements, clinical rotations, etc.

If you are a student who provides care to, or resides with family members who are considered at-risk, you may now qualify for an adjustment to your academic schedule. Contact Academic Achievement for more information.

Please continue to fill out the COVID-19 Report Form if you test positive, are in quarantine, or have symptoms—even throughout Spring Break. Free walk-in testing will be available in G210 on Monday, March 14, and Friday, March 18 (9 a.m.–12 p.m.).

UNW personnel will continue to monitor numbers daily and consider future changes as appropriate. Our primary objective is to remain on campus in a face-to-face environment and to help prevent further spread of the virus. I hope you have a restful and safe Spring Break, and look forward to seeing you back on campus as we finish out the remainder of the semester strong!

President Alan Cureton

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