January 22, 2021

Dear North Central College Campus Community,

Earlier this week, Illinois health officials announced adjustments to the metrics used by the state to determine regional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations, which has allowed for the majority of the state’s regions to loosen some COVID-19-related restrictions. These adjustments have enabled Region 8, which includes DuPage County, to return to Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations.

Under Tier 2 Mitigations, the College will be able to operate as follows for the start of spring semester on Monday, January 25:

  • College-approved in-person events hosted by recognized student organizations, College offices, and students, faculty or staff can proceed with a maximum of 10 people in attendance, and only as long as face coverings are worn and physical distancing is maintained. These will be the only types of events permissible anywhere on College property.
  • In collaboration with Chartwells, the College’s food services partner, on-campus dining venues will operate at 50% indoor capacity with appropriate physical distancing measures in place. There will be no self-service; all food and drink will be pre-packaged, whether taken to go or eaten indoors.
  • The state’s 10-person limit for indoor events and gatherings does not apply to classroom or dining settings, which have already been arranged for appropriate physical distancing and assessed for additional health and safety measures. 
  • Parties and other social gatherings are strictly prohibited as they remain high-risk activities that jeopardize the health and safety of our community.
  • The College’s overarching COVID-19 health and safety measures and protocols remain unchanged. These requirements include: participating in surveillance testing, wearing a face covering, maintaining a safe distance from others, regularly washing hands, daily symptom tracking, and staying home when ill.

As you prepare for the start of spring semester, we ask that you visit covid.northcentralcollege.edu to familiarize yourself with the College’s most up-to-date COVID-19 information and resources.

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