3 students, 1 employee test positive for COVID-19


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3 additional students test positive for COVID-19.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — NIU announced Monday that three additional students and one employee have tested positive for the coronavirus, and no students or employees have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, 14 Huskies are currently COVID-19 positive.

The dashboard’s cumulative testing statistics show a total of 14 Huskies that have tested positive for COVID-19, and none have recovered since the semester began Aug. 23.

As of Tuesday at 3 p.m., NIU is at a 4.3% quarantine and isolation use.

Surveillance testing 

NIU administered 299 COVID-19 tests during the week of Aug. 16 for surveillance testing. The positivity rate was 0.3%, with one recorded positive results, according to surveillance testing data.

Surveillance testing data is updated on the dashboard website every Monday, or on a Tuesday if a holiday falls on a Monday.