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COVID-19 cases are low at NMU at the beginning of the 2022 fall semester - graphic

Editorial — The pandemic is not over

North Wind Editorial Board September 28, 2022

During a recent 60 Minutes interview, President Joe Biden stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has come to an end. “We still have a problem with COVID. We are still doing a lot of work on it. But the...

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COVID-19 isolation protocols clarification, new Pfizer booster

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 14, 2022

Interim President Kerri Schuiling sent out a campus-wide email on Wednesday morning addressing NMU's COVID-19 protocols and what happens if you test positive for COVID-19. According to Schuiling, per...

7,000 TESTS — The Vielmetti Health Center on campus will continue to provide COVID related services, such as at-home tests.

COVID-19 Fall Semester Update; Vielmetti Health Center offers at-home COVID tests

Ryley Wilcox, Staff Writer September 12, 2022

NMU began the fall semester on Aug. 29, the first semester in two years in which students, faculty and staff returned to the classroom without masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the last...

STAYING SAFE—NMU Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters via appointment.

COVID-19 at-home tests available, vaccinations and boosters at Health Center

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 7, 2022

Northern Michigan University has a limited number of COVID-19 at-home test kits available to students for free while supplies last. Kits can be picked up in the lobby of the NMU Health Center during business...

Editorial — Is enough being done to protect us from COVID-19?

Editorial — Is enough being done to protect us from COVID-19?

North Wind Editorial Board September 7, 2022

With the first week of the fall semester in the rearview mirror, the dramatic shift in mask regulations on campus has quite literally been a breath of fresh air. For the first time since the start of the...

Editorial — The problems with monkeypox discourse

Editorial — The problems with monkeypox discourse

North Wind Editorial Board September 4, 2022

While COVID-19 continues to be a concern for citizens of the U.S., with over 300 thousand new cases being reported within August alone, a new virus has usurped COVID-19 when it comes to garnering public...

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...

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