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Our Scholar's Safety is our Priority

It is our priority to ensure the safety of your students. We are working in partnership with NKU to ensure CDC recommendations are followed throughout the day.

ILC Guidelines

1. Illuminate Leadership Conference will only accept 100 students.

2. Staff will receive COVID-19 screenings prior to the program.

3. NKU’s campus has been reconfigured to maintain appropriate social distancing.

4. Illuminate Leadership Conference has exclusively reserved spaces for our program.

5. Staff will remain on campus during the entirety of the program to reduce risks.

6. Students and staff are required to wear masks while on campus.

7. Students are kept in classes of 15-18 to ensure social distancing.

8. Classrooms and shared materials are disinfected before and after usage.

9. Students’ temperatures will be checked each morning and each night.

10. Extra masks, hand sanitizer, and touchless thermometers will be present in all areas.

Norse Nine

NKU's COVID-19 Preparedness Team continues outlining the Moving Forward plan needed for campus safety this fall. The Norse Nine principles guide the steps needed for campus safety this fall. Our top priority remains the health and safety of our campus community, as well as student success and academic excellence. These operating principles to help create the safest environment possible and allow us to incorporate new health guidelines.


1. Continue Virtual Operations When Possible

Please utilize Zoom or Teams meetings, remote instruction, or work-from-home as much as possible. If you do not need to be on campus, please stay home.


3. Wash your Hands Frequently

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


5. Stay at Least 6 Feet Apart

Individuals should maintain at least 6 feet of separation from others, whether inside, outside, or masked. Campus space has been reconfigured to maintain appropriate social distancing.


7. Monitor your Health

All members of the university community must self-screen symptoms each time they come on campus.


9. Norse Protect Norse

NKU is a community, so we need to take care of one another. Learn more about the Norse Protects Norse pledge: protecting myself, protecting others, protecting the community.


2. Always Wear your Facial Coverings

Facial coverings are required. The university will provide facial coverings for faculty, staff, and enrolled students (NKU ID required). For more information on facial coverings, see the Facial Coverings FAQs.


4. Clean and Sanitize

All faculty and staff will be required to clean and sanitize their workspaces. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, and keyboards. Classrooms will be cleaned on an enhanced schedule.


6. Know the Symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, a new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and sinus congestion. People showing COVID-19 symptoms should leave immediately and seek medical evaluation by a health professional.


8. Get Additional Information

For questions or concerns about COVID-19 and safe practices, email Other sources of assistance include:
NKU Police and
Health, Counseling, and Student Wellness.

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