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New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for Northern Michigan

COVID-19 is top of mind for many as it is currently sweeping the globe. We want to assure you that as northern Michigan’s largest healthcare provider, our focus is the safety of our healthcare team, patients, and communities. COVID-19 is no exception to that commitment. We are fully prepared across our Munson Healthcare hospitals and facilities to address COVID-19 as well as any additional health needs that come our way.

We are honored to be your trusted healthcare partner.

Expanded COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Tier 1b

Munson Healthcare is expanding COVID-19 vaccination efforts to include:

  • All individuals aged 86 and older who reside within our service area. The Munson Healthcare Service Area includes the following counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Clare, Crawford, Emmet, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Roscommon and Wexford.
  • Those aged 65-85 who share a household with a person aged 86 or older within the Munson Healthcare Service Area are also eligible to receive a vaccine.

Individuals do not need to be an established Munson Healthcare patient to receive a vaccination. 

COVID-19 Vaccine


We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more. We know these are stressful times, and many people in our communities are eager to protect themselves from COVID-19. We appreciate your patience as we work with the health department to get the vaccine to our Tier 1b populations. Below are some FAQs with the latest information that we know.

COVID-19 is here. It’s time to ACT.

COVID-19 cases are surging in our region. The time to ACT is now, northern Michigan. Together, we can beat this and get back to the things we love sooner!

Avoid COVID-9 Today

The Latest on COVID-19 Vaccines.

The COVID-19 vaccine is arriving in our region. Learn the facts about the vaccine and get answers to your questions, such as when the vaccine will be available to you or a loved one. 

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Concerns Escalate at Munson Healthcare

On Monday, November 9, Munson Healthcare elevated our COVID-19 pandemic response plan to Orange, which is the second highest stage possible. Learn more about what this means across the healthcare system.

COVID-19 Concerns Grow

What to Do Next If You have COVID-19 Symptoms

Just like the common cold or the flu, COVID-19 can affect each person differently. For some people, symptoms could become severe and even require hospitalization. Learn what steps to take based on the COVID-19 symptoms you experience.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Michigan Healthcare Systems Issue Joint Statement on COVID-19 Policies

The Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) has released a joint statement by physician leaders of hospitals and healthcare systems throughout Michigan. The letter includes 28 signatures that represent 110 of Michigan’s 137 hospitals, including Munson Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christine Nefcy. The statement makes it clear that, regardless of state law, executive orders or local public health directives, hospitals and healthcare systems across the state are standing as a united front in our policies and interventions that will help fight the spread of COVID-19. It also emphasizes that the recent jump in COVID-19 cases across Michigan puts our entire healthcare system at risk of another capacity crisis and asks the public to join us in taking the necessary steps to prevent the spread of this deadly disease.

Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Tracker

At the onset of the pandemic, Munson Healthcare reported information specific to patients tested or treated at a Munson Healthcare facility. Now that testing is more widely available throughout northern Michigan, we have updated our report to reflect the same data reported by the State of Michigan. The data summarizes COVID-19 testing and cases across all of northern Michigan. We hope this information will be helpful to you in understanding the impact of this pandemic on our region.

COVID-19 Data Tracker

For More Information

We will continue to provide regular updates on our website about the fight against the new coronavirus in northern Michigan. Follow Munson Healthcare on Facebook and sign up to receive our newsletter for the latest news. For even more resources, visit:

If you have general health-related questions about COVID-19, call 231-935-0951 to access our Munson Healthcare information line. You can also call the State of Michigan new coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline at 1-888-535-6136.