1 additional Huskie tests positive for COVID-19


Patrick Murphy

A mask is taped to NIU’s Olive Goyle statue next to Altgeld Hall June 3.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB – NIU announced Monday one additional COVID-19 case, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, one Huskie is currently COVID-19 positive and five 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 78 COVID-19 tests during the week of June 2 for surveillance testing. The positivity rate was 0%, with no recorded positive results, 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.