To:  NCMC Campus Community
From:  David Roland Finley, Ph.D., president

Unfortunately, COVID-19 infection rates have remained elevated in Emmet County during the first three weeks of October.  Thus, North Central Michigan College will maintain an indoor mask requirement through Tuesday, November 30, 2021, out of an abundance of caution.

For the next month, North Central will continue to require facial coverings in all indoor settings regardless of individuals’ vaccination status, with the exception of team members working in private offices.  Exemptions will be made for individuals granted accommodations through Human Resources.

We’re closely monitoring our COVID numbers, along with external parameters, to follow a safe path forward as the pandemic continues.

I am heartened that our COVID-positive numbers have remained in the low single digits per week for the month of October.  Thanks to all for your good effort in masking, social distancing, practicing good hygiene, and staying home when symptomatic.  Your actions are making a positive difference to the benefit of all at the college.