1 additional Huskie tests positive for COVID-19


Patrick Murphy | Northern Star

An abandoned disposable face mask lays on the sidewalk along Route 47 in downtown Elburn on Saturday, May 23rd.

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DeKALB – NIU announced Tuesday one additional COVID-19 case, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Tuesday, one Huskie is currently COVID-19 positive and one four have recovered.

Employees who aren’t vaccinated and work on campus in Housing and Residential Services, Campus Dining Services, the Child Development and Family Center, Human Resource Services and the Holmes Student Center are required to take a weekly surveillance test during the summer.

NIU administered 88 COVID-19 tests during the week of May 24 for surveillance testing. The positivity rate was 1.1%, with one recorded positive result, according to surveillance testing data.

During the summer, students and faculty with in-person classes who aren’t vaccinated will also be required to participate in surveillance testing. Surveillance testing is also available on a voluntary basis to any NIU student or employee who would like to be regularly tested.

Testing takes place Mondays and Thursdays, and the dashboard is updated every Monday.