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, Meijer and Walgreens.
- 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
EVERGREEN UPDATE: As of 1-20-22, we had a total of six staff members and six residents test positive for COVID-19. Residents were tested on 1-20-22 and all tested negative. All residents will continue to be tested 2x per week for the next 2 weeks (or more often if symptoms arise). We continue to test all employees (frequency of testing dependent on their vaccination status), and we continue to follow recommended infection control practices to ensure we are reducing the risk of this virus spreading any further. Per orders from the health department, all visitation is restricted until at least 14 days (except in end of life circumstances). We will notify you as soon as we are allowed to resume visitation. 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 on the Island. The Hotline is available during business hours at (906) 847-3582 .
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. Patients will be notified if they test positive. *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 at other testing facilities…..visit your local health department website or, 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
To protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community during the COVID-19 outbreak, until further notice, we are restricting visitors within Mackinac Straits Hospital. Mackinac County is 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.