COVID-19: Change in case notification procedure beginning 12/19/21

Good morning, NMC community:

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, NMC’s top goals have been the safety of the college community and limiting the disruption to learning. To that end, when cases on campus occur, the college has done the following:

  • Maintained an online dashboard of campus cases
  • Notified close contacts to the positive case directly, advising on testing and quarantine measures as appropriate for the individual
  • Notified the entire college community (all employees and students) 
    • By email
    • On NMC.edu (in News & Events)
    • On the student site (MyNMC)
    • On the employee site (MyNMC)

As we prepare to enter the third year of the pandemic, the COVID response team is making some adjustments to the notification process. With the conclusion of the fall 2021 semester, NMC will no longer send out college-wide emails for each case on campus. The online COVID dashboard will be the primary source of information. The dashboard will be linked from nmc.edu under “News and Events” and on the employee and student sites (MyNMC.). The dashboard will be updated by 4 p.m. daily when there are new cases on campus. NMC will also add a “cases by building” tracker and eliminate the distinction between student and employee cases. That will ensure greater privacy to individuals without compromising the goal of keeping people safe. Close contacts to the positive case will continue to be notified by NMC Health Services or Human Resources.

This update in notification will streamline the reporting process and brings NMC in step with the dashboard reporting system other institutions have already made, including TCAPS and higher education institutions across the country.

Thank you for all you have done and are doing to keep our NMC community safe. If you have any questions about any COVID-19 related topic please use the coronavirus feedback form.

Release date: December 15, 2021

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