Providing Proof of Vaccination
Students and employees can quickly and conveniently upload vaccination cards or other types of vaccination documentation through The Bridge App (formerly Passport to Campus). After you upload your image the NMU Health Center medical staff will review your document and mark your NMU record with a COVID-19 vaccination flag.
Knowing the percentage of our campus population that is vaccinated will help make decisions about what pandemic protocols need to remain or can be lifted as we prepare for the fall semester.
The reasons to vaccinate are many. Individuals who vaccinate:
- decrease the risk of being drastically ill or hospitalized if infected with COVID-19
- decrease the risk of transmitting the virus to family, friends, classmates, colleagues and their communities
- may not have to quarantine if identified as a close contact (and in Michigan the quarantine length has gone back up to the full 14 days)
- increase the NMU community’s percentage of protected individuals, which in turn, helps to get Northern closer to lifting pandemic protocols. It helps the efforts toward face-to-face instruction, less restrictive on-campus living and working, and being able to hold and participate in large group campus activities.
Students are able to sign up for the Marquette County Health Department vaccination clinics, as are faculty and staff. The MCHD has been mostly administering Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations, which have a 3 or 4 week period between the first and second shots. According to the MCHD, it is possible for students to get a first shot in Marquette and the second shot in their hometowns as long as it’s the same type of vaccine.
All individuals living in the State of Michigan who are 16 and older are now eligible to receive vaccinations.
There are also several area pharmacies providing vaccines, including some giving the J&J version.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does NMU have a vaccination mandate for students or employees?
If I am vaccinated, do I have to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19?
Does the NMU Health Center give COVID-19 vaccinations?
The NMU Health Center is eligible to provide vaccinations and does so when vaccine is made available to the Center. At this time, most NMU students and employees are being vaccinated through the Marquette County Health Department and area pharmacies. To find out if the Health Center is providing vaccinations at this time, please call 906-227-2355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I provide my vaccination documentation to the Bridge app after my university-related travel?
If I'm fully vaccinated do I need to wear a mask or follow other NMU pandemic protocols?
A vaccination helps to protect you from getting drastically ill when infected with the COVID-19 virus. It does not fully eliminate the possibility of you getting COVID-19 and passing it on to others. For that reason, all fully vaccinated individuals must continue to follow the University's pandemic protocols, including wearing a mask when indoors of NMU facilities.