COVID-19: Update on new federal mandates

TRAVERSE CITY — President Biden unveiled a new plan yesterday to help combat COVID-19. This plan includes new vaccine and testing requirements for organizations with more than 100 employees and measures designed to keep schools open safely. We are reviewing the new mandates with legal counsel and other college partners like the Michigan Community College Association to better understand how this will impact NMC.

A survey of NMC employees shows most have chosen to receive the vaccine. The college continues to encourage employees and students to get vaccinated. You can find local clinics here.

NMC has had a strong response to limiting the spread of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic including a variety of safety measures on our campuses, vaccine clinics and incentives, hosting the first mass vaccination clinic in the region with support from NMC nursing students, a partner in the community response through the Joint Operations Committee and signing on to the White House’s COVID-19 College Challenge.

Thank you for your continued support to keep our college community safe. We will update you with any changes that impact NMC.




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


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