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VACCINED—The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine are available for up to 300 NMU students to receive at the NMU Health Center.

Health Center offers 300 Pfizer vaccines to students, boosters available in area

Ryley Wilcox, Contributing Writer February 20, 2022

The NMU Health Center is now offering 300 Pfizer vaccines to students at the NMU Pharmacy in Gries Hall in their second allocation of vaccines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The first...

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Opinion—Upload your vaccine cards for an accurate count

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor September 1, 2021
This semester promises to be leagues better than the past three. With some mask requirements lifted and social interaction possible, we’re sure to experience significantly less isolation. I’d certainly like to preserve these gains, so I encourage my peers, if you haven’t already done so, to upload a completed COVID-19 vaccine card for NMU’s records.
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MASK UP—NMU will continue to have those on campus wear masks while in classrooms and labs to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 guidelines for fall, vaccination dining credit

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 24, 2021
With NMU kicking off the Fall 2021 semester, those on campus can expect to see similar safety protocols that were implemented the previous year to continue to keep everyone safe. NMU also pushes a focus on encouraging vaccinations with giving a $100 dining credit to those who upload their vaccination card to The Bridge.
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Satire—A ‘movie review’ of the Winter 2021 semester

Katarina Rothhorn April 20, 2021

By now I’m sure everyone is familiar with the recent release of “The Winter 2021 Semester” and the mixed reviews it has received. Some claim it was a refreshing break from the usual fast-paced,...

Vielmetti Health Center secures vaccines for students

Vielmetti Health Center secures vaccines for students

Peter Smedley April 12, 2021

In a campus email update sent by university President Fritz Erickson on April 9, students were informed that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been secured and would be available by appointment on...

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Editorial—With COVID-19 cases up, don’t let the weather lower your precautions

North Wind Staff April 7, 2021

As the weather is warming, and people start feeling the freedom to go out in short sleeves, hammock on campus and gather with friends, it is especially important to remain conscious of COVID-19 safety. Marquette...

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Increased eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine, relief fund for winter semester

Ashley Beronja April 6, 2021

As of April 5, all Michigan residents 16 years and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. NMU has still not received its own vaccination allocations, however, the Marquette County Health...

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COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration opens, UK variant in U.P.

Ashley Beronja March 18, 2021

On Thursday, March 11 the Marquette County Health Department announced that the COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration would be open for Marquette residents 16 and older on Friday, March 12. Those who are...

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MOVING FORWARD—President Fritz Erickson has announced that while vaccines have not been sent for NMU, the process will run similar to the COVID-19 test screenings. Recently President Joe Biden announced that by May all U.S. adults should be able to get the vaccine.

Gov. Whitmer announces new COVID-19 regulations, vaccine update for campus

Ashley Beronja March 4, 2021

On March 10, 2020, Michigan reported its first case of COVID-19. As Michigan approaches the one year anniversary of COVID-19, the initial excitement of having a break off from school or work has now become...


Satire—Vaccine side effect cures Karen’s desire to speak to the manager

Ryan McChesney March 1, 2021

We are quickly approaching the one year anniversary of COVID-19 and finally, we are seeing vaccines roll out state-wide, both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are reaching folks all across the state. Students...

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Opinion—Are we getting too lax about COVID-19?

Peter Smedley February 23, 2021

We’re all sick of seeing it, reading about it, talking about it and living it. Gov. Whitmer’s initial executive order for COVID-19 turns one year old on March 13th. This was a declaration of a state...


Editorial—Aim for high percent of COVID-19 vaccinations

North Wind Staff February 18, 2021

NMU is currently preparing to begin another round of COVID-19 vaccine distribution to those eligible in priority Group B, through the Northern Center. A high-end freezer was purchased to effectively store...

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