COVID-19: Change to campus mask protocol starts May 15

TRAVERSE CITY — Starting Saturday, May 15 at 9 a.m., NMC will lift the mask requirement and social distancing requirement indoors and outdoors on all NMC campuses for those individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This follows the changes to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance.

State and federal health leaders credit increased vaccination rates that have led to a decline in cases of COVID-19 for the ease in restrictions. As we told you earlier this week, NMC will official move to stage 3 of our reopening plan May 24. We will continue to communicate with you as this process evolves.

Vaccines are widely available for those 12 and older. To schedule an appointment near you please visit

Thank you to everyone who helped keep our NMC community safe during the pandemic, and your continued support.


Release Date: May 14, 2021

For more information:

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


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