NMU's Mask Requirement

Northern Michigan University does not have a university-wide mask requirement at this time. NMU students, faculty and staff must be prepared to revert back to required mask wearing throughout campus should COVID positive cases on campus or in the community increase significantly. If a mask mandate is needed, this will be communicated via email to the campus and posted on the NMU home page and social media channels.

Anyone who wishes to mask on campus is encouraged to do so. NMU provides free masks at the Dean of Students Office (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays) and NMU Police Department (24 hours/day).

Individuals can request visitors to their personal office or personal (not public) workspace wear a mask. If an employee with high risk COVID considerations has their work space in a public, not private, area, contact SafeOnCampus@nmu.edu for assistance.

All individuals who feel more comfortable wearing masks anywhere on campus are encouraged to do so. The University will not tolerate actions by individuals to discourage mask wearing at NMU.
For more information about face masks, including how to wear and care for one, visit the CDC website.

Replacement KN95 Masks 

KN95 masks will continue to be distributed free of charge to NMU students, faculty and staff at the Dean of Students Office (2001 Hedgcock) during business hours or at the NMU Police Department (Services Building, Sugarloaf Ave.) 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.


Please bring a Wildcat ID card or have your NMU IN with you to pick up your masks.


Here are a few videos and infographics that provide information on how to properly put on, take off and take care of your face mask.

  • CDC: How to safely wear and take off a cloth face covering -- infographic
  • How to wear a fabric mask safely – video and infographic
  • Mask Wearing 101: How to Properly Use and Re-use a Mask - video