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Editorial—Recovering our social lives in this post-crisis stage pandemic

Editorial—Recovering our social lives in this post-crisis stage pandemic

North Wind Staff, Opinion Editor March 25, 2022
Two years ago this month, COVID brought the world to a halt. It’s hard to think how detrimental the past two years have been for our socialization.
NMU lifts mask restrictions amid new CDC recommendations, still required in classrooms and labs

NMU lifts mask restrictions amid new CDC recommendations, still required in classrooms and labs

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor March 10, 2022

Beginning on March 8, KN95, KF95 or N95 masks will no longer be required to be worn when indoors on campus except when in classrooms and labs. This means those on campus who are walking through academic...

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...

KN-95 mask distributions continue throughout semester, masks available at Public Safety

KN-95 mask distributions continue throughout semester, masks available at Public Safety

Harry Stine, Contributing Writer February 18, 2022

Northern Michigan University will conduct KN-95 mask distributions throughout the Winter 2022 semester to maintain COVID-19 safety protocols to keep omicron cases down.  Chief Michael Bath of the NMU...

Parque La Libertad in Costa Rica where Peter Griggs has been working as a part of his study abroad experience. Griggs is one of a few students that has been able to have an in-person travel abroad experience during COVID-19.

Study abroad programs reemerging after COVID-19 closures

Annamarie Parker, Contributing writer February 14, 2022

Study abroad options are reopening and the administrators of NMU’s international studies program feel prepared for what’s next, remain adaptable to new changes and are confident with the way they are...

COVID COUNSELING - The NMU Counseling Center offers therapy to students on a short-term bases and can help with referrals to long term treatment. Their office is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays and an after hours crisis hotline is available on weekends.

Pandemic mental health

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor February 9, 2022

For Mia Hickey, third-year public relations major and social media manager for Mind Your Health, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment where mental health concerns are becoming a more acceptable...

COVID-19 cases are low at NMU at the beginning of the winter semester - graphic

Marquette area sees decrease in COVID cases, free KN95 masks for public

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor February 3, 2022

After a surge of COVID cases spiking since the return from winter break, Dr. Bob Lorinser, medical director for Marquette County Health Department, reports that cases are now decreasing in the area. "The...

Staying sane in quarantine: 5 ways to not turn into a mindless zombie

Staying sane in quarantine: 5 ways to not turn into a mindless zombie

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor February 2, 2022

COVID-19 has been in the U.S. now since Jan. 21, 2020. I have been fortunate enough to go the last two years without testing positive for COVID however, with the winter semester starting, I have had a...

SWIMMING PAST THE PROTOCOLS—Izzy McCabe poses during the Wildcats swim and dive home meet. The swim and dive team, and all athletics at NMU, are dealing with the challenge of the COVID-19 protocols. Dallas Wiertella/NW

Swim and dive, all NMU athletes dealing with COVID-19 protocols

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

The start of 2022 has already left many students in a sense of deja-vu as new policies have left a feeling of last year. For NMU athletics, the restraints are pulled a little tighter with practice and...

QUARANTINED—Students who live on campus who test positive for COVID-19 have the option to either return home if feeling well enough to do so or stay on campus in the first floor of Spooner Hall, the designated on-campus quarantine and isolation hall.

NMU medical director addresses quarantine, omicron concerns

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

With the winter semester approaching the end of its third week, Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick, NMU’s medical director addressed current policies regarding COVID exposure, vaccination, positive tests and...

COVID on campus: how NMU is handling the omicron variant

COVID on campus: how NMU is handling the omicron variant

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor January 27, 2022

Northern Michigan University's Winter 2022 semester began two days late and did not hold in-person classes until the following week. This was in large part due to the rising cases of COVID with the omicron...

Editorial—Omicron safety in a new semester

Editorial—Omicron safety in a new semester

North Wind Staff January 22, 2022
According to NMU’s Safe on Campus Dashboard, Winter 2022 COVID-19 cases are already going to pass the Fall 2021 total cases. We aren’t even two weeks in.
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