Possible COVID-19 exposure on main campus Sept. 25

TRAVERSE CITY — An NMC employee has tested positive for COVID-19 who had recently been on main campus. The employee was asymptomatic and was in the Osterlin Building Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. until noon. The Grand Traverse County Health Department believes the risk of widespread exposure from this case is low, as with previous cases at NMC.

The GTCHD confirmed the positive test result this morning and is conducting contact tracing with any individual who might be at risk of exposure. The health department encourages anyone who was in that area during that time to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days following the potential exposure.

The College will continue to work with the GTCHD to monitor the spread. We will continue to communicate with you about cases on campus. You can also check the Cases on Campus Dashboard for additional information.

Any student who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact NMC’s Health Services at (231) 995-1255. Any employee who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact Human Resources. We encourage all students and employees to stay home if you are sick or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Staying safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19 on NMC’s campuses is a shared responsibility. For more information on NMC’s response to the pandemic and important safety information, please visit nmc.edu/covid-19. Thank you for your continued commitment to safety at NMC.


Release date: September 30, 2020

For more information:

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


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