North Central Michigan College continues to follow the most current recommendations from Local, State and Federal agencies regarding proper safety measures. Currently, per recent Executive Order, Michiganders are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. [The only exception is for college personnel while sitting in individual workspaces.] It also requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces or when a six foot distance cannot be maintained between other people. Businesses open to the public will refuse entry or service to those who decline to wear a face covering.
A Health Email (email@example.com) is available to provide a method for individuals to submit issues of noncompliance or ask health-related questions.
North Central employees should log into the MDHHS MI Symptoms Web App daily before reporting to work. If the MI Symptoms App indicates that you are at risk, plan to stay home and contact your supervisor.
CAMPUS COMMUNITY UPDATES
As the global situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) constantly evolves, we will provide periodic updates to the campus community regarding NCMC's planning and preparedness actions. The college is vigilant at taking steps to ensure the safety of the campus community.
Stay up-to-date on the latest information and statistics from the Health Department of Northwest Michigan by visiting the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
Effective January 4, 2021, North Central Michigan College is electing to follow Phase 4 restrictions from our Re-Opening Plan/COVID-19 Response Grid during the state-mandated shift to the use of remote instructional methods.
March 31 UPDATE
Possible COVID-19 exposure in the SCRC March 25
North Central has learned of a possible COVID-19 exposure in the Student and Community Resource Center on March 25.
Out of an abundance of caution, the SCRC's gymnasium and fitness center will remain closed until 6 a.m. on Monday, April 5.
North Central continues to work with local health officials to monitor the spread of COVID-19. Case summary reports are issued weekly and are available on the college’s website at https://www.ncmich.edu/safety/covid-19-reporting.html.
january 3 update
To: NCMC Campus Community
From: Dr. David Roland Finley, President
As communicated in the December 18 update, North Central will resume face-to-face instruction in all disciplines when we return for the Winter 2021 semester on Monday, January 11, 2021.
PLEASE NOTE: All Faculty and Staff will return to campus on January 4, 2021 for the Welcome Back Week (WBW) activities to kick off the start of the winter semester. To remain as safe as possible, WBW is being held via Zoom, with the opening presentation beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the keynote address at 9:30 a.m. Employees, please check your Outlook calendar for the Zoom invite.
december 18 update
To: NCMC Campus Community
From: Dr. David Roland Finley, President
This afternoon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a voluntary commitment by colleges and universities to delay reopening until January 18. This does not apply to community colleges. The updated Gatherings and Face Mask emergency order allows us to resume face-to-face instruction in all disciplines when we return for the Winter 2021 semester on Monday, January 11, 2021.
Please remember to be smart, be safe, and celebrate wisely this holiday season to protect one another from possible COVID-19 infection.
PLEASE NOTE: All Faculty and Staff are returning on January 4, 2021 for the Welcome Back Week (WBW) activities to kick off the start of the winter semester. To remain as safe as possible, WBW is being held via Zoom, with the opening presentation beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the keynote address at 9:30 a.m. Employees, please check your Outlook calendar for the Zoom invite.
Your Community’s College maintains the same dedication to delivering the high-quality educational experience to our students we always have, but with a transformed and evolving commitment to ensuring a safe and fulfilling return to campus on September 8.
With input from our full- and part-time faculty, staff, administration, students/parents, and state and local public health authorities, including the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, a Return to Campus Plan has been developed to encapsulate the measures we are taking to proactively protect our campus community from the spread of Covid-19.
The “Together as North Central” Pledge demonstrates our commitment to begin the Winter 2021 semester united in our efforts to guard the health and safety of everyone on campus, and we will do this together, as North Central.
return to campus plan and reopening grid
On August 20 the College issued a comprehensive Reopening Plan, the “Together as North Central” Return to Campus Plan. This plan follows and incorporates NCMC's Reopening Grid that allows for a safe return to face-to-face (F2F) learning for the Fall 2020 semester that began on September 8.
After thoughtful research and discussion — all of it informed by recommendations from the CDC, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Safe Schools Roadmap, and guidance from the Health Department of Northwest Michigan — the North Central Reopening Grid was reviewed by our Board of Trustees on July 28.
NCMC's Reopening Grid is a fluid guideline prepared with six phases that correspond to the six phases in the Governor's MI SafeSchools RoadMap.
We are currently in Phase 4
Indicators and conditions that will support moving to the next phase or support moving back to the previous phase are based on: Governor’s Executive Orders, Legislation guided, MI SafeStart guidelines, Health Department of NW Michigan Guidance & Recommendations, campus readiness, limited reported COVID cases in communities served.
NCMC Campus Safety Video
CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES Act):
NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE Use of Funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)
North Central Michigan College received funds for students from the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Please click here for information related to those funds as required by the U.S. Department of Education.
Remembering Larry Cummings
NORTH CENTRAL PROFESSOR PASSES AWAY
Professor Larry Cummings taught history and geography for 51 years
and will leave a lasting impact
North Central Michigan College Professor Larry Cummings, a fixture in the Petoskey community and an icon on the college’s campus, passed away at McLaren Northern Michigan on March 31, 2020, due to complications of Covid-19. He was 76. more information
A RENAISSANCE MAN: Larry Cummings was an NCMC, area legend
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Earlier in March and just before coronavirus had become what it is today, North Central Michigan College sociology/anthropology professor Kerri Finlayson was chatting with fellow longtime professor Larry Cummings about pedagogy.
“He (Cummings) was putting together a proposal for a sabbatical . . . more information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines - During this rapidly evolving situation, North Central Michigan College is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Interim Guidance for US Institutions of Higher Education.