Health and Safety Practices
Based on current guidance from local, state and federal health authorities, the College’s health and safety practices have been updated as follows:
- Masks are no longer required outdoors regardless of vaccination status.
- Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks indoors in campus buildings and facilities.
- It is strongly recommended that non-vaccinated individuals continue to wear masks indoors.
- Important: North Central College will continue to be a “mask-friendly” environment. The wearing of a mask should not be considered an indication of vaccination status. It is expected that all members of the campus community respect an individual’s decision to wear a mask on campus.
COVID-19 TESTING & CONTACT TRACING
- Fully vaccinated individuals who submit valid proof of their vaccination status will not be required to participate in the College’s COVID-19 testing, and will not be required to quarantine if they come in to close contact with someone who tests positive for, or is exhibiting symptoms of, COVID-19.
- Non-vaccinated individuals and those who have not submitted valid proof of vaccination will be required to:
- Submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to returning to campus this fall (students)
- Participate in the College’s COVID-19 testing throughout fall semester
- Quarantine if determined to be a close contact
COVID-19 POSITIVE OR PROBABLE CASES
- All campus community members—regardless of vaccination status—are expected to continue to report to the College positive or probable cases of COVID-19, and to isolate per public health guidelines in cases of a positive COVID-19 test result.
The College strongly encourages all eligible members of the campus community to get vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to returning to campus for fall 2021 semester. Vaccines are readily available and highly effective in minimizing the risk of COVID-19 infection and transmission.
An individual’s vaccination status will impact their requirement to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result prior to returning to campus (for students), as well as their requirement to participate in the College’s COVID-19 surveillance testing and contact tracing protocols throughout fall semester. Fully vaccinated individuals who do not submit proper proof of vaccination will also be subject to these additional health and safety measures.
PROOF OF VACCINATION
The College requests that fully vaccinated individuals submit official documentation of their receipt of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson). Students should submit proof of vaccination by August 9, and faculty and staff should submit proof of vaccination by August 20. Acceptable documentation includes:
- A digital image/photograph of a vaccine card; or
- A completed medical form from a health care provider
- Dyson Wellness Center’s immunization form, which can be accessed here. (Log on to The Hub using your North Central College credentials to access the form)
Please note: Vaccine recipient’s name, the specific vaccine administered, and the date(s) of vaccination must be clearly visible in order to be accepted.
HOW TO SUBMIT PROOF OF VACCINATION
Proof of vaccination can be submitted via:
- Email to email@example.com; or
- Fax to the Dyson Wellness Center at 630-637-5554; or
- Mail to North Central College, ATTN: Dyson Wellness Center, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville, IL 60540
Faculty and Staff
Proof of vaccination can be submitted:
- In person at the Human Resources office, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; or
- Electronically by uploading documentation through this secure Box link
Report a Case
To ensure that North Central can provide the necessary support and resources to faculty, staff and students, members of the campus community should immediately report positive and probable COVID-19 cases, as well as the onset of COVID-19 symptoms, to the College using the COVID-19 Reporting Form. All submissions will remain private; the information will strictly be used to enable the College and public health officials to monitor and address cases among our community.