*Published on October 16, 2020*

Dear Northeastern University Community,  

As we approach the halfway mark of the fall term, we want to say thank you to the entire Northeastern community for each careful, daily action you take to “Protect the Pack.”  

As of today, Northeastern has completed more than 250,000 COVID-19 tests with a seven-day average positive test rate of 0.05%. From wearing masks to practicing healthy distancing to following the testing requirements, our Northeastern community has shown a daily commitment to safety, health, and care for each other.  

Based on these outcomes so far, Northeastern has made the decision to ease the following restrictions on its Boston campus:  

As with any adjustment to our protocols, we will constantly monitor conditions on and off campus to make sure these changes don’t compromise community health and safety. We ask everyone to continue practicing the simple, daily actions that make these changes possible—practicing healthy distancing, wearing a mask, washing your hands often, and undergoing regular COVID-19 testing. We are deeply grateful for your commitment to our community’s safety and health.  


Ken Henderson
Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning