Safety At A Glance

Get vaccinated icon Wash your hands frequently Stay home if you are sick


Before Coming to Campus

  • When should I stay at home?

    • Stay at home flowchart.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms. Find testing information and sites here.

    • If you're an NMC student and are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, NMC Health Services has rapid tests available by appointment. Call (231) 995-1255 to schedule an appointment. Health Services is open Mon.–Fri.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.
    • If you're an NMC employee, COVID-19 rapid testing through NMC Health Services is only available if you believe you might have been exposed to COVID-19 while on NMC's campuses or performing NMC duties.
    • Free at-home COVID-19 tests can be ordered thorough the U.S. Postal Service at this address –
    • Here's a list of local testing sites with contact and other information:
  • Consider remote solutions.

    • If you can accomplish your task or resolve your need remotely (e.g.; by calling, emailing or scheduling a video meeting), you can do so.
    • NMC students: Find more information on the Keep Learning page.
    • NMC employees: Find more information on the Keep Working page.


When On Campus

  • Consider Wearing a face mask indoors regardless of your vaccination status.

    • As of Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, masks are recommended but not required while inside NMC buildings. This change aligns College policy with state and local guidelines, spurred by a downward trend of cases, related hospitalizations, and an increased vaccination rate in our service area. Read more here.
    • NOTE: The College’s Health Occupation programs and Health Services office will continue required masking based on Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recommendations.
  • Clean classrooms, labs, and offices often — a collaborative effort.

    • Disinfectant spray, towels, wipes and gloves will be placed in all areas. Users should wipe down surface areas before and after use .
    • Example: A classroom is used for a staff meeting. Employees should wipe surfaces prior to sitting down and clean once the meeting has ended.
    • This would be the same for a class. Students should clean the area that they will be sitting in .
    • Employees: Order cleaning supplies through Central Stores .


Safety and Cleaning

  • NMC will clean all public spaces following CDC recommendations for disinfecting spaces and high-touch point surfaces.

  • NMC will provide barriers in designated higher-risk areas, such as service counters.


Read NMC's Full Exposure Control Plan here.