Supporting safety this spring: Campus reminders to continue COVID-19 mitigation strategies

As the Spring 2021 semester begins and students return to campus, Northern Arizona University continues to take steps to support the health and safety of the campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Help keep yourself and others safe by staying up-to-date on the latest coronavirus information and the following resources to promote a healthy campus.

  • NAU Safe – The NAU Safe app is the official safety app of NAU featuring notification and alerts, tools for responding to an emergency and tips for staying safe on campus. Students can send their locations to friends to ensure they make it back to their dorms safely, contact emergency services directly and report crime tips among other features. Download the app from the NAU Safe webpage.
  • Covid Watch Arizona – Covid Watch Arizona is a COVID-19 exposure notification app that identifies when users are near each other. If a user tests positive, the app determines how long and how close phones were together and sends exposure notifications to those users who might be at risk. Download the app from the COVID Watch Arizona webpage.
  • NAU Healthcheck – All active faculty, staff and currently enrolled students are required to complete a daily wellness assessment to help track and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Healthcheck is a self-evaluation tool for evaluating possible symptoms and helps determine your infection level. For more information and to complete the assessment, visit the NAU Healthcheck webpage.
  • Mitigation Testing – NAU began campus-wide mitigation testing for the spring semester on Jan. 6 in the University Union Fieldhouse. Testing is free and open to the campus community, but registration is required. Each week, approximately 2,500 members of the campus community will be selected for mandatory testing to continue NAU’s mitigation strategy. For more information about testing and options to test, visit the Mitigation Testing webpage.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution webpage – NAU will follow the vaccination plan outlined by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Coconino County Health and Human Services Department. A webpage has been set up to inform the campus community about the latest stage of vaccine distribution. Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution webpage for the latest information.