*Published on August 18, 2021*

Dear Northeastern Students,

As we transition to a fully in-person fall term with all campus activities resuming, I want to share some important updates to help us maintain a safe and healthy environment for our university community. The university has announced in recent weeks that all students on our U.S. campuses are required to show proof of vaccination. In addition, indoor mask-wearing will resume on all of our campuses and weekly testing will resume on our U.S. campuses, effective when students move into university housing or on September 6 for students not in university housing.

Please make note of these important dates and action items:

Quarantine and Isolation for Vaccinated Individuals

As we resume regular surveillance testing, we expect to see some positive cases even among the fully vaccinated. We’ll follow public health guidance in handling these cases.

Continue using the Daily Wellness Check to report symptoms, positive tests, or exposure, and our COVID-19 Wellness Team will guide you on the next steps. Wellness housing is available for students who need to isolate or quarantine. Throughout their isolation period, students will have access to our Northeastern wellness team and a telehealth team that calls daily to check on their health.

Additional Dates and To-Do Items

Thank you for helping us make a safe and healthy transition to the new academic term. If you have any questions, please check our COVID-19 FAQs or contact NUCovid19Qs@northeastern.edu.

Madeleine Estabrook
Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs