*Published on September 22, 2020*

Dear Northeastern University Faculty and Staff,

As we have shared in previous communications, faculty or staff members who are primarily in-person on the Boston campus are required to undergo COVID-19 testing every four days. As more faculty and staff return to work on campus, we thought it would be a good time to clarify when to mark yourself primarily in-person or primarily remote in the COVID-19 Test Scheduler.

When should I mark myself as primarily remote?  
If you are a faculty or staff member who has been approved to work remotely, you should not come to campus this semester and should mark yourself as primarily remote. You will mark yourself primarily remote if you come to the Boston campus one day a week or less or if you are affiliated with another campus in our global network. If you do come to the Boston campus for any reason, you will need to schedule a test on the day of your visit. Please see the Testing Schedule FAQs for more information.

How do I change my status to primarily in-person or primarily remote?  
Visit covid19-testing.northeastern.edu and check the top of the page to see your status—primarily remote or primarily in-person. If you need to switch, click the button, and then confirm your response. Watch this short video for the step-by-step process.

Why is it important to mark my status correctly?  
We can better protect community health and safety when everyone on campus follows the testing requirements consistently. People who inaccurately mark themselves as primarily in-person may receive email reminders to schedule a test and compliance outreach if they aren’t tested regularly.

As a reminder, even faculty and staff who are primarily remote are required to complete the attestation form that outlines Northeastern’s expectations for a campus return. We also encourage you to visit our Testing FAQs on the COVID-19 website to read about the testing requirements, testing process, and accessing test results. For COVID-19 related questions, please contact NUCovid19Qs@northeastern.edu or call 617.373.7333.

Ken Henderson
Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning

David Madigan
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs