Possible COVID-19 exposure on Main Campus August 19-20

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC has learned an employee tested positive for COVID-19 who had recently been on main campus. NMC Human Resources believes the risk is low for widespread exposure from this case.

The employee was asymptomatic when on campus. The employee was wearing a mask while in the following locations:

  • 8-19-21, Osterlin Building, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Tanis Building briefly after 2 p.m.
  • 8-20-21, Osterlin Building, 10 a.m.–Noon, Tanis Building briefly after 2 p.m.

The employee received a positive test result on 8-22-21.

Any individuals who were in that area during that time 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 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.

The COVID-19 vaccine is now widely available. To find a vaccine near you, please visit nmc.edu/vaccines. Vaccinated NMC students are also eligible for a raffle with prizes including free tuition and housing. Thank you for your support and patience.


Release date: August 23, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019


Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination