Frequently Asked Questions
Feinberg has compiled a list of frequently asked questions here that apply to the medical school. For a full list of FAQ about the Northwestern University response, including information on travel, academics and grading, health concerns and the Illinois stay-at-home order, visit the Northwestern COVID-19 website.
How can members of the Feinberg community be tested for COVID-19?
How can members of the Feinberg community receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
I am a Northwestern University employee or student. Can I walk in to a designated Northwestern Medicine location for a vaccine if I haven’t received an appointment confirmation?
What Feinberg departments and units have COVID-19 information and resources on the web?
- Northwestern Simulation
- MD Education program
- MD Admissions
- Institute for Public Health & Medicine
- Institute for Global Health
- Institute for Sexual and Gender Health and Wellbeing
- Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute
- Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute
- Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Department of Pathology
How can I designate myself or a member of my team as an essential worker?
Employees who are designated by their supervisors as essential workers can self-designate online using the Essential Position Designation and Notification Form. Once an employee fills out this form, their supervisor will be prompted to approve the designation.
Essential Employees may be required to report to work, either on-campus or virtually as applicable if either contacted by their supervisor or via University announcement of “Essential Employees Only” staffing through the Northwestern Emergency Notification System.
What is Northwestern's current travel guidance?
Has Feinberg implemented new cleaning procedures in light of COVID-19?
How can Feinberg employees report harassment or discrimination related to COVID-19?
All members of the Northwestern University community should be free from harassment and discrimination, and we intend to uphold our values. If any member of the community feels they have been treated unfairly because of their race, country of origin or where they have traveled, please reach out to the Office of Equity.
Where can I find Feinberg-specific Zoom backgrounds?
Feinberg Zoom backgrounds can be found on Box.
Where can I find the latest Office for Research guidance?
Where can I find the latest Feinberg guidance on conducting clinical trials?
Detailed information on conducting clinical research has been moved to the Feinberg COVID-19 homepage.