Good afternoon NMC employees,

Thank you for your continued work to keep our students, co-workers and community safe during the pandemic. Most of you are now working remotely after the Governor last week required all work that can be done remotely, must be.

For those of you whose work requires you to come to campus, please continue to closely monitor your health. Early in our response we had asked you to monitor your symptoms through these self-screening questions and communicate with your supervisor before coming to campus as part of NMC’s Keep Safe Plan.

As the pandemic has intensified our compliance obligations have also increased. Rather than simply a ‘self-check,’ we are now required by the state of Michigan to have all employees check in with their manager every day before the employee may come on-site to any of our campuses. Please note: this applies to ALL EMPLOYEE groups and contractors.

  • If you have no symptoms, and have had no close contact with anyone who has COVID-19, as identified in the self-screening questions, a brief email stating “no symptoms” to your manager will be sufficient.
  • If you have any symptoms or have close contact, please let your manager know and do not come to campus. Please contact Hollie DeWalt in Human Resources, via email, or via phone call at (231) 995-1350
  • Managers must maintain a record of symptom checks for each employee who comes to campus or reports symptoms, each day. A spreadsheet format will be sufficient, and may be needed by HR to confirm recordkeeping for MIOSHA compliance.
  • NMC will soon launch a smart phone-based application so that employees can report their symptom check results through their phone or the web. Employees who do not have an appropriate device will continue to report their results to their manager each day via phone call or email before they come to campus.

Our continued goal is to keep employees and students safe with the least disruption to learning as possible. Our entire NMC community thanks you for your help in limiting the spread of the virus on our campuses. If you have questions or concerns on any of our COVID-19 protocol please reach out to your supervisor or myself. 


Mark Liebling
Human Resources
1701 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 995-1342