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Possible COVID-19 exposures on main campus March 16–17

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC has learned two students tested positive for COVID-19 who had recently been on main campus. NMC Health Services believes the risk is low for widespread exposure from this case.

The students were asymptomatic when at the following locations:

  • 3-16-21 West Hall Innovation Center basement from 6–9 p.m.
  • 3-16-21 Hawk Owl Cafe in the West Hall Innovation Center from 6–6:15 p.m.
  • 3-17-21 Health & Science Building 208/210, nursing lab from 8–11 a.m.
  • 3-17-21 Bookstore in the Health & Science Building from 11–11:15 a.m.

One student tested positive on 3-18-21, the other tested positive today, 3-22-21.

Any individuals who were in those areas during those times are asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days following the potential exposure.

NMC has safety protocols in place including mandatory masks, social distancing and cleaning of the space before and after each class. You can read more at nmc.edu/keep-safe.

The College will continue to work with county health departments to monitor the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to communicate with you about cases on our campuses. 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. Students and employees MUST stay home if 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.

For the latest on vaccine availability in Grand Traverse County, including your vaccine phase, anticipated timeline and to schedule an appointment when your phase has been approved, please visit gtcountycovid19.com/vaccine. The vaccine process is expected to take 9-12 months and may change due to vaccine availability. Thank you for your patience.

Release date: MARCH 22, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

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