COVID-19: Recent News

NOTE: The Keep Safe page is NMC’s hub for COVID information. The COVID-19 Dashboard is the list of COVID-19 cases at the college.


February 22, 2022

Important update on masks

Starting Monday, February 28, Northwestern Michigan College will move to a new phase of our COVID-19 response. Masks will be recommended, but no longer required while inside NMC buildings. Read more here.

February 15, 2022

Masks required while committee considers changes

Masks will continue to be required while the COVID-19 Committee and the Reimagining Learning Committee discuss how to continue to meet our goals of keeping our students and employees safe, while limiting the disruption to learning. Read more here.

February 3, 2022

Important Mask Updates

We have some important updates and reminders on NMC’s masking policy and resources as we continue to respond to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

January 18, 2022

Keeping safe this semester

Welcome to the spring semester! Whether you are a new or returning student, please review NMC’s COVID-19 safety precautions. Read more here.

January 13, 2022

COVID-19 updates & reminders

As we begin the spring semester, we’d like to provide you with updates and reminders regarding COVID-19 safety precautions. Our goals remain the same as they have since the pandemic began in March 2020: Keep our campus community safe while limiting the disruption to learning. Read more here.

December 15, 2021

Change in case notification procedure beginning Dec. 19

As we prepare to enter the third year of the pandemic, the COVID response team is making some adjustments to the notification process. Read more here.

November 1, 2021

2021 Fall COVID-19 Safety Reminder Video

NMC President Nick Nissley and nursing student Kendall McNitt share three simple steps on how to to keep safe and stay healthy. Watch the video here. Learn more at

September 10, 2021

update on new federal mandates

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. Read more here.

August 25, 2021

SAFETY protocol update for fall semester

As we prepare for the fall semester, we want to thank you for all you have done to help keep our students, co-workers and families safe from COVID-19.The “Reimagining Fall” committee met August 18 to discuss safety protocols. The group raised several questions and after consulting with the COVID emergency management team and health services, we would like to share the following information. Read more here.

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