NIU weekly report: One new case of COVID-19

DeKALB – On Monday, Northern Illinois University reported one new positive case of COVID-19 and one recovery.

During the week of June 7, the college completed 78 surveillance tests, which found no new positive cases. The school’s positivity rate is 0%.

Beginning Monday, May 3, employees who are not vaccinated and work on campus in housing and residential services, campus dining services, human resource services, the Child Development and Family Center and the Holmes Student Center are required to participate in weekly surveillance testing throughout the summer, according to NIU’s online COVID-19 data tracker.

Students and faculty with in-person classes who are not vaccinated also will be required to participate in surveillance testing. Surveillance testing will be available on a voluntary basis to any NIU student or employee who would like to be regularly tested.

Testing will take place Mondays and Thursdays. NIU’s campus COVID-19 dashboard will be updated every Monday.

Katrina J.E. Milton

Award-winning reporter and photographer for Shaw Media publications, including The Daily Chronicle and The MidWeek newspapers in DeKalb County, Illinois, since 2012.