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.
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?
Feinberg-sponsored events reserve the right to require all attendees to be fully vaccinated.
Northwestern University's community is fully vaccinated and boosted. At Feinberg, not only do we maintain a commitment to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, but we all play key roles in providing health care to and engaging with the Chicagoland community, including those most vulnerable to COVID-19, such as unvaccinated adults and children, immunocompromised persons, and persons with underlying conditions that increase risk of severe disease from COVID-19. We feel an obligation to do everything we can to ensure that our people do not unintentionally spread the virus to vulnerable persons who put their trust in us - and this includes requiring vaccinations in order to attend special events hosted by Feinberg, such as dinners, ceremonies and graduations, and retreats. While we are excited to be able to return to hosting in-person events, we must also respect our Patients First mission.
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.
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.
Feinberg Zoom backgrounds can be found on Box.
Detailed information on conducting clinical research has been moved to the Feinberg COVID-19 homepage.