NIU reports 2 additional COVID-19 cases


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An abandoned disposable face mask lays on the sidewalk along Route 47 in downtown Elburn.

By Northern Star Staff

DeKALB – NIU announced Monday two additional COVID-19 cases, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, three Huskies are currently COVID-19 positive and 15 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 153 COVID-19 tests during the week of July 12 for surveillance testing. The positivity rate was 1.3%, with two 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.