NIU reports 1 additional COVID-19 case


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Disposable face mask lays in the grass outside NIU’s Founder’s Memorial Library.

By Northern Star Staff

DeKALB – NIU announced Monday one additional COVID-19 case, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, one Huskie are currently COVID-19 positive and six 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 121 COVID-19 tests during the week of July 6 for surveillance testing. The positivity rate was 0.08%, 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.