5 additional students test positive for COVID-19


Patrick Murphy

Three students tested positive for COVID-19.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — NIU announced Tuesday that five additional students and no employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and no students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Tuesday, 26 students and one employee are currently COVID-19 positive.

The dashboard’s cumulative testing statistics show a total of 633 Huskies that have tested positive for COVID-19, and 606 have recovered.

As of Tuesday at 3 p.m., NIU is at an 8% quarantine and isolation use, a 4.3% increase from Monday.

Tuesday’s reported cases included students tested in the university’s gateway testing program for students who moved back to campus.

Students who moved back to campus for the spring semester were required to take a COVID-19 SHIELD Illinois test on the day of their move-in and then immediately quarantined until their results were received. All results are expected to be posted by Thursday.