NMC Limited Reopening

Good afternoon NMC Community,

This afternoon Governor Whitmer lifted the Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, reopening the state and moving Michigan to phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan. At this time, NMC will continue its limited reopening while finalizing safety protocols so we can expand reopening efforts in the future. NMC campuses remain closed to the public for the time being.

The Governor’s order today reiterates that any work that can be done remotely, must be. Office work that cannot be done remotely may resume. If you have work that must be completed on campus please contact your supervisor and coordinate with Human Resources to ensure all safety protocols are followed.

NMC’s campuses will remain closed until further notice while the College continues to develop plans to return to campus work and face-to-face learning safely. Two committees are meeting regularly to assist with this effort. We will share drafts of the College’s staggered reopening and exposure control plans with you later this week for review and feedback ahead of Friday’s virtual townhall. The College is also continuing to collaborate with the Grand Traverse County Joint Operations Center on a coordinated regional approach to managing the impact of COVID-19.

If you must come to campus, please wear a face mask, as specified in the Governor’s order. For more information and resources, including instructions on campus mail pickup and delivery, please visit the “keep working” section of nmc.edu/coronavirus.

Following the Governor’s guidance, the college will begin taking a slow and deliberate approach to phased re-starting of some functions on campus. For the safety of our students, employees and community, it is essential that these guidelines are followed.

Summer semester is being delivered virtually with limited small in person labs and classes on a case by case basis. You can see a list of canceled events here.

The College is currently planning several possible scenarios for fall delivery of instruction including face-to-face, hybrid and virtual options. The goal is to communicate the plans with you next week.

This is an unprecedented and rapidly-evolving situation. We will continue to communicate with you to keep you safe and limit the disruption to learning as much as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your supervisor.

As we get updates and changes, we post them first on nmc.edu/coronavirus. Please continue to check here for the latest information.

Thank you,

NMC Public Relations


Release date: June 1, 2020

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019


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