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Return to Campus Updates and Coronavirus Information
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Return to Campus and Coronavirus Information

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Dear Northwestern Community,

It has been so encouraging to see students back on campus! New students—we’re so glad to officially welcome you as a member of the Northwestern family. And to those returning, welcome home! We look forward to a God-honoring year together amidst the uniqueness and challenges that come as we seek to mitigate the COVID-19 virus.

The same teams that worked to prepare our campus for an in-person fall semester continue to look ahead and have produced a resurgence plan to navigate our path amidst COVID-19. The resurgence plan features color-based indicators that show alert levels throughout the pandemic. Currently, our campus is at the green stage, a level in which we have aligned with experiencing low, manageable transmission levels of the virus.

As part of the resurgence plan, we’ve launched the UNW COVID-19 Dashboard as a central tool to regularly share relevant information regularly and effectively work together in support of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of our community. The online dashboard, which informs the Northwestern community of the confirmed number of student COVID-19 cases on campus, will be updated each Monday with the previous week’s information. Confidentiality laws do not allow Northwestern to disclose any identifying information about affected individuals. Those community members who have tested positive will be isolated, and those believed to be at risk for exposure will be contacted and asked to self-quarantine off-campus in accordance with Northwestern policies.

With the safety of our campus community in mind, please remember to physically distance from one another (at least six feet) and use those face coverings whenever possible! Taking these measures seriously will help you avoid coming into contact with COVID-19, which could lead to a 14-day quarantine period. Students, should you experience COVID-19 symptoms, please call or email Health Services to schedule an appointment.

UNW Health Services
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Closed on holidays and weekends)
Phone: 651-631-5353

  • Students will be seen by appointment only. Whenever possible, visits will be conducted by telemedicine.
  • If you experience COVID-19 symptoms outside of these hours, please contact your primary care provider or an urgent care setting for medical guidance.

Anna Mukaria, PA-C, MPH
Director of COVID Operations
Physician Assistant

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