New COVID-19 restrictions on NMC campuses

TRAVERSE CITY — Last night Governor Whitmer announced new restrictions designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. The new epidemic order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will have the following impact at Northwestern Michigan College from Wednesday, November 18 through Tuesday, December 8.

  • All classes, meetings, testing and student services must be delivered virtually (with the exception of some law enforcement and health occupations courses).
  • The Testing Center will be closed to in person testing.
  • All employee work that can be done remotely, must be done remotely.
  • Lobdell’s restaurant will be closed.
  • The Hawk Owl Cafe will offer food for take out only.
  • The bookstore and Health Services will have limited service.
  • The library will offer virtual services.
  • Building access will be limited.
  • Residence hall students will have the option of staying in NMC housing. Further communication will come from the Office of Residence Life.

This is an evolving situation. We will continue to monitor it and communicate with you. Students, please contact your instructors if you have questions about your coursework.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, NMC has remained committed to keeping our students and employees safe, while limiting the disruption to learning as much as possible. We appreciate your commitment to those goals. Please stay safe and continue your work to limit the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses, within our community and with your family. For the latest information on NMC’s response to the pandemic, including resources for students and employees, please visit


Release date: November 16, 2020

For more information:

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


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