Northern Michigan University students and employees who upload their proof of vaccination to The Bridge app by July 1 will receive a $100 credit for on-campus eateries. Those who upload the documentation between July 2 and Aug. 1 will receive a $50 credit.
“This information will give campus leaders a more accurate understanding of the vaccination level on campus heading into the fall,” stated NMU President Fritz Erickson in a May 24 email to the campus community. “Many of our NMU pandemic protocol decisions will be tied to knowing if we have a high or low vaccination rate. The Bridge app will help us monitor that.”
The credit can be used at The Wildcat Den, Temaki, Smoothie King and Starbucks effective immediately, and at Northern Lights Dining, Fieras, Melted, Sundre and the Cat Trax convenience store when they reopen for the fall semester. It will be uploaded to student/employee accounts and applied when they swipe their NMU IDs at checkout.
Erickson said NMU also plans to conform with the state's recently announced decision to remove all limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings July 1.
“This move comes as more people get vaccinated, COVID-19 trends improve and federal health regulators say it's safer to start returning to normal. For Northern, this means most—potentially all—of our pandemic-related room capacity maximums will go away at the start of July. This will allow classes, campus groups, and departments to meet as we used to do before COVID-19.”
For more on NMU's COVID-19 response, visit Safe on Campus.