Mackinac Straits Health Systems
LATEST INFORMATION ON COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS:
Mackinac Straits Health System continues to work with the LMAS District Health Department and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa to offer several COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in Mackinac County.
*Upcoming vaccination clinics include:
- Many local pharmacies are taking appointments for different types of COVID vaccinations including Walmart and Walgreens.
- The Mackinac County Wellness Coalition is hosting a Free Community Health Fair on September 16 from 3pm to 6pm near the St. Ignace Marina that will include COVID Testing and COVID Vaccinations provided by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa. They will be offering the Pfizer vaccine and the rapid COVID tests. No appointments necessary.
- Other vaccination opportunities available online at: www.lmasdhd.org.
- For more information on MDHHS safety protocols, visit Michigan.gov/coronavirus.
- For more information on the Michigan COVID Vaccination Plan, visit Michigan.gov/CovidVaccine
This is our weekly COVID-19 update for the Evergreen Living Center. For the week of September 17-24, 2021, we had no residents or staff members test positive for COVID-19. We continue to test all of our residents and employees two times per week to ensure no other person has COVID-19. We also continue to follow recommended infection control practices to ensure we are reducing the risk of this virus spreading any further. Visitation is by appointment by calling Lynann Spencley at 906-328-2143. If you have any questions please contact our Administrator Kevin McElroy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State of Michigan has a hotline to answer questions regarding the Coronavirus. Calls are accepted weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (888) 535-6136.
MACKINAC ISLAND MEDICAL CENTER – COVID 19 HOTLINE
Call this number to make testing appointments. The Hotline is available, Monday thru Friday, 11:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at (906) 328-2158. Please contact the Medical Center office for making appointments with a provider or to request clinical information.
COVID-19 TESTING AT MACKINAC STRAITS
Currently, patients requesting testing appointments at the Hospital in St. Ignace are only being scheduled for those with symptoms or those who have had an exposure to someone with COVID. For more information, call our COVID-19 Testing Hotline, (906) 328-2158. *Please note, for those seeking testing for reasons such as travel, school requirements, or pre-surgical requirements for procedures at other facilities there are options available for other testing facilities…..contact the statewide COVID hotline through MDHHS at (888) 535-6136 or click on the link below:
STRAITS AREA PHARMACY – PLEASE NOTE: Our retail pharmacy is operating under occupancy guidelines because of the pandemic. Business hours for the pharmacy remain the same, but the number of customers allowed in the store are limited. Home delivery in St. Ignace is still an option. Call ahead for more details, (906) 643-7298.
VISITOR RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTERING MSHS FACILITIES
August 19, 2021 – To protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community during the COVID-19 outbreak, effective immediately (and until further notice), we are restricting visitors within Mackinac Straits Hospital. Mackinac County is now listed as very high risk for transmission of the virus. Visitors will only be allowed based on certain exceptions (such as: accompanying pediatric patients, patients at the end of life, and those who have an altered mental status). These exceptions only apply if the visitor screens negative for symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone entering any of our facilities must wear a mask for the duration of the visit.