NCMC weekly Covid-19 case reporting
North Central provides summary COVID-19 case reporting information as of noon each Friday. The report below contains tallies for individual weeks, as well as a cumulative total since the Fall semester began. The information is gleaned from the college's Health Ticket System. Please know that North Central’s service area extends beyond that of the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. As such, the numbers reported in various categories may not perfectly align.
This week, ending Nov. 20, 2020, we see a marked decrease in the numbers of health tickets submitted, which may be attributed to the sharp decrease in the number of students and faculty on campus since the new MDHHS restrictions went into place on November 18, 2020. Of the three positives that we learned of this week, there was no exposure to campus personnel during the contagious period.
It is increasingly important that we follow as rigorously as possible the state recommendations regarding isolation, social distancing, hand-washing, and mask wearing.
Per North Central’s Chief Health Officer Pete Olson, “we’re handling reports of symptoms very conservatively, encouraging faculty to work with students to ensure they don’t fall behind, but also holding fast to the rule that we’ll need a negative COVID-19 test or a statement from their primary physician that the symptoms that caused them to miss aren’t COVID-related, or the passage of 10 days symptom-free before they return. As always, we’re in regular contact with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan for advice on how to handle individual cases where the exposures may be more significant.”
“POSITIVE” refers to individuals who have reported to us that they have tested positive for COVID in the past week (they are quarantining and/or awaiting a negative COVID test result while they’re out);
“POSSIBLE POSITIVE” refers to individuals who have reported to us that they may be positive for COVID and are either awaiting results of their own COVID test or are self-quarantining for at least 10 days (they may or may not be symptomatic);
“NEGATIVE” refers to symptomatic individuals who had indicated to us that they were awaiting COVID test results or documentation from their primary provider that their symptoms were not COVID-related.
COVID-19 Summary Reports are updated weekly each Friday
Covid-19 cumulative data to date.