*Published on August, 16, 2020*

Dear Northeastern University community,

Following up on Thursday’s university announcement about testing frequency and scheduling, we want to share important items that students, faculty and staff members will need to complete ahead of returning to campus and use throughout the fall semester. The Expectations for Return to Campus Attestation form is required for every member of the campus community to complete. The Daily Wellness Check tool should be used every day to assure individuals that they are asymptomatic and are safe to go to campus. The Informed Consent to Campus COVID-19 Screening form and the COVID-19 Test Scheduler are key to scheduling the required tests that everyone on our Boston campus must take to help promote a safe and healthy environment. Please bookmark services.northeastern.edu/wellness for convenient access to the Wellness Portal, where you can access each one of these tools.

Expectations for Return to Campus Attestation  

As the university announced on Thursday, every member of the Northeastern community is required to complete the university’s Expectations for Return to Campus Attestation form as a prerequisite to returning to campus. Please read the attestation carefully and acknowledge by submitting the form. All Northeastern students, faculty and staff members are required to submit the attestation before their return to campus or before the start of the fall term, whichever date is earliest.

Daily Wellness Check  

All Northeastern faculty, staff, and students will use the Daily Wellness Check to monitor for symptoms of and any known exposure to COVID-19. Please complete the Daily Wellness Check prior to coming to campus, or leaving your residence hall, each day. The tool will indicate whether you are cleared to come to campus, whether you should stay home, and provide next steps if you report symptoms of COVID-19.

Please bookmark wellness-check.northeastern.edu for daily access to the Daily Wellness Check. Automatic daily email reminders will be in place for the Daily Wellness Check later in August, along with a mobile app that can provide additional notifications.

COVID-19 Test Scheduler for the Boston Campus  

The COVID-19 Test Scheduler is now available for scheduling a test for asymptomatic students, faculty and staff at the Cabot Physical Education Center on the Boston campus. Those who are currently on campus, or who arrive on campus this week, should schedule a test and begin their regular testing cadence. The test process will take about 10 minutes and results will be available within 36 hours.

Scheduling Your Test  

Using the Test Scheduler   

Before You Arrive for Your Test  

Please remember to wear your mask both indoors and outdoors on campus along with your Husky Card displayed visibly on a lanyard. Lanyards are available for community members outside of the testing center. Remember to maintain a healthy distance from others.

Ongoing Testing  

Starting at the end of August, the COVID-19 Test Scheduler will send faculty, staff, and students automatic reminders about when you should schedule your next test. Until then, anyone currently on the Boston campus should bookmark covid19-testing.northeastern.edu and mark their calendar for the testing cycle so they can schedule a test accordingly.

We encourage you to bookmark the Wellness Portal at services.northeastern.edu/wellness so you have convenient access each of these tools as needed. For any technical support, the IT Service Desk is ready to assist. They are available 24/7 at 617.373.HELP [4357], help@northeastern.edu, or via live chat on the Tech Service Portal. If you have additional questions on the wellness check and testing, please review the FAQs or contact NUCovid19Qs@northeastern.edu with other questions. As always, we encourage you to read the Faculty-Staff COVID-19 FAQs and the Northeastern Reopening website for updates and answers to your questions.

Thank you to the faculty, staff and students who will be the first to test these tools and to participate in Northeastern’s large-scale testing operation on the Boston campus.



Ken Henderson

Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning


David Madigan

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs