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NIU President Encouraging Remote Work For Remainder Of Semester

NIU Today

Northern Illinois University’s president is encouraging the campus community to take further steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

During a virtual “State of the University” Tuesday afternoon, Lisa Freeman said the Thanksgiving holiday will be a challenge to contain the virus.

"We felt that against a background of community spread, it was going to be really important to prioritize  the health and well-being of Huskies...being mindful already of the heavy burden on our contact tracers, we just felt the best decision for everyone was for those who could work remotely to do so," Freeman said.

The university issued guidance to the campus community on Monday.

All residence halls and dining will remain open under current operations for students. However, the university is encouraging students who have the ability to stay home after Thanksgiving break to do so for the rest of the semester.

NIU announced its plans for the remainder of the semester regarding class delivery, working on campus, etc.  Links to those messages can be found below:

Message to Students

Message to all employees

Message specific to faculty.