Coronavirus

Health Department of Northwest Michigan Jurisdiction

COUNTY
CONFIRMED CASES
Antrim 4
Charlevoix 5
Emmet 7
Otsego 20

 

Please note: As the number of cases grows rapidly and the expansion of labs doing testing, MDHHS is only able to update their website with case counts once per day. With widespread testing, the flow of information is also coming from multiple sources, including private labs that are not part of the MDHHS database, therefore we may know of a local case before the state is able to include it in their counts. Given that it is our mission to ensure the health of our communities, we feel that it is important to share these results promptly whenever feasible.

For an updated look at cases across the country, visit this Broadstreet Map.

MDHHS Coronavirus Hotline

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) launched a public hotline to answer health-related COVID-19 questions.

The hotline will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136

Email: CVID19@michigan.gov

Where We Stand With COVID-19

The State of Michigan is working around the clock to test and treat COVID-19 patients. Below is the most recent data healthcare experts across the state have compiled. It is updated daily.

Total Confirmed Cases

12,744

Total COVID-19 Deaths

479

Daily Confirmed Cases

1,953

Daily COVID-19 Deaths

62

 Updated 4/3/2020

City of Detroit and Wayne County are reported separately.

*MDOC Cases

Latest Health Center COVID-19 News

East Jordan Family Health Center Employee Receives Positive Coronavirus Test.

East Jordan, MI. On April 1, 2020, an East Jordan Family Health Center employee was confirmed as having a positive Coronavirus test.  The employee has been quarantined at home since March 25th, 2020 and is doing well with mild symptoms at this time. Direct colleagues of this employee have been under delegated “self-monitoring” since March 25th and will continue for a minimum of 14 days. This individual had a history of downstate Michigan travel and was involved with a large group setting.  

The Bellaire and East Jordan Family Health Centers have taken significant measures to prevent the transmission of Coronavirus within our facilities.  The health center will continue these daily prevention efforts and will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation in our workplace and throughout northern MI.  As a result of these proactive measures, employees and patients of Bellaire and East Jordan Family Health Centers remain at a low risk for exposure to the Coronavirus.

All staff of the Bellaire and East Jordan Family Health Centers will continue to strictly adhere to PPE, social distancing and handwashing guidelines, both at work and home, to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.   

If you have questions regarding the Coronavirus, visit our website at www.ejfhc.org for up to date information along with additional services provided at both the Bellaire and East Jordan locations. Working together, we can limit the impact of the virus on our community.

Please help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other infectious diseases by practicing everyday prevention including frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds, staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes with the bend of the elbow, and not touching the eyes, mouth or the nose.

East Jordan Family Health Center – (231) 536-2206

Bellaire Family Health Center – (231) 533-8649

COVID-19 Testing Locations

Effective Wednesday April 1, The Health Department of Northwest Michigan, in partnership with Emmet County, Northern Michigan Med Center, McLaren Northern Michigan, the Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Petoskey Public Safety, will be offering appointment based, drive-through testing at the Emmet County Fairgrounds. Testing will be scheduled from 12-4PM Monday through Friday for patients 12 and older. Patients will obtain a self-collected sample at the site. We are requesting that anyone referred view a short video demonstrating collection method as part of the referral process.

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Munson Current Updates

Health Center Update 04/01/2020

The East Jordan and Bellaire Family Health Centers continue to monitor and be proactive in response to the COVID-19 outbreak across our community. Though the spread of this virus will have a slightly slower transmission rate in rural areas, community members need to be diligent in social distancing and self-quarantining as there are additional barriers to care that will likely impact our regions ability to combat the disease. These include transportation limitations, older population, lack of access to providers and health care facilities.

Increases in the northern Michigan population “places a substantial strain on our communities as travelers seek supplies, such as groceries and toiletries, as well as potentially needing health care in the event they become sick. During this public health crisis, many rural communities may not be equipped with personnel, supplies or resources for a surge in population,” as stated in the Health Department of Northwest Michigan’s Public Health Advisory issued March 31, 2020.

If you choose to travel to your seasonal home or return home from travel, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan asks travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to your destination and obey the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order. Do not go out unless necessary to obtain essential supplies and services.

The East Jordan and Bellaire Family Health Centers are converting all routine office appointments to telephone visits. The healthcare provider will determine if a in-office visit would benefit a patient more and outweigh the risk exposure to Coronavirus. Your provider will be your best resource for determining your scheduling needs. If you feel that you are having a health emergency, please call 911 for the quickest assistance.

If you have questions regarding the Coronavirus, visit our website at www.ejfhc.org for up to date information along with additional services provided at both the Bellaire and East Jordan locations. Working together, we can limit the impact of the virus on our community.

Please help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other infectious diseases by practicing everyday prevention including frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds, staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes with the crock of the elbow, and not touching the eyes, mouth or the nose.

East Jordan Family Health Center – (231) 536-2206

Bellaire Family Health Center – (231) 533-8649

Health Center Update 03/26/2020

East Jordan and Bellaire Family Health Centers Adapt to Protect Patients and Staff.

Across the country, healthcare providers are adapting patient care to help better protect those at risk during the COVID-19 outbreak. The East Jordan and Bellaire Family Health Centers are rescheduling routine visits and strongly suggesting telephone consultations for patients. Telephone consults reduce exposure to the virus, help keep our staff safer, help with social distancing, have shorter wait times, and reduce travel time and costs. Your provider will be your best resource for determining your scheduling needs. If you feel that you are having a health emergency, please call 911 for the quickest assistance.

The East Jordan and Bellaire Family Health Centers are also aware that some workers including DOT drivers will be affected by this change to telephone consultations. The USDOT has provided relief to allow essential work to continue without routine physicals and exams by extending out the need for the DOT medical examination until June 30, 2020. Please call your employer or provider for more information.

The East Jordan Family Health Center is working continuously to support our community during this time. If you have questions regarding the Coronavirus, visit our website at www.ejfhc.org for up to date information along with additional services provided at both the Bellaire and East Jordan locations. Working together, we can limit the impact of the virus on our community.

Everyone can help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other infectious diseases by practicing everyday prevention including frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds, staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes with the crock of the elbow, and not touching the eyes, mouth or the nose.

East Jordan Family Health Center – (231) 536-2206
Bellaire Family Health Center – (231) 533-8649

Update 03/18/20

“East Jordan Family Health Center Helping Protect Our Communities.”

East Jordan, MI. Health Centers across the country are revising their “Infectious Disease Protocols” daily due to the pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The East Jordan Family Health Center, with locations in East Jordan and Bellaire, has been working with area hospitals, health departments, LabCorp and other health centers to combat the spread of the virus while protecting their patients and staff.

Some of the ways your health providers are being proactive include, screening all visitors and patients upon arrival, rescheduling routine check-ups and promoting telephone-based visits. Medications are being filled promptly and patients are being advised to use the drive thru pharmacy locations in Bellaire and East Jordan. Over the counter medicines including cold, flu and vitamins are also available through the drive thru and the pharmacy provides a mail order service for those unable to leave their home. Contact the pharmacy regarding any medication concerns.

All these protocols are based on CDC recommendations to help mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Prevention is KEY and the health center is continually cleaning and sanitizing exam rooms, lobbies and frequently touched surfaces.

If you believe you have symptoms related to the Coronavirus, please call your health provider to determine the next steps. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, and fever. A person is at additional risk when they’ve been exposed to known COVID-19 persons. It is important to stay home to prevent further exposure to our community until directed otherwise by your provider.

Everyone can help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other infectious diseases by practicing everyday prevention including frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds, staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes with the crock of the elbow, and not touching the eyes, mouth or the nose.

The East Jordan Family Health Center is working continuously to support our community during this time. If you have questions regarding the Coronavirus, visit our website at www.ejfhc.org for up to date information along with additional services provided at both the Bellaire and East Jordan locations. Working together, we can limit the impact of the virus on our community.

East Jordan Family Health Center – (231) 536-2206

Bellaire Family Health Center – (231) 533-8649

Check out our website for information regarding Covid-19 – www.ejfhc.org/2019-novel-coronavirus/