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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Masking and social distancing policy as related to COVID-19

We have updated our masking and social distancing policy as related to COVID-19 effective April 17, 2023. These changes include:

  • Masks are no longer required for staff, patients, or visitors. McKenzie Health System will continue to follow our normal isolation and universal precaution policies in cases where necessary. If you prefer wearing a mask you are welcome to continue doing so.
  • We will no longer require social distancing. Capacity restrictions in meeting rooms are also being lifted.

Please remember that the best way to stop the spread of infection is to always practice good hand hygiene and avoid others when you are not feeling well. Although patient and visitor masking and restrictions have been lifted at McKenzie Health System facilities, we ask that you remain at home when you are sick unless you’re seeking medical care.

If you have questions or concerns or feel you may need to be tested for COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider or the McKenzie After-Hours Clinic. COVID testing can also be scheduled at the Hospital Campus by calling 810-648-3770.

Where is the best source of up-to-date information about COVID-19?

COVID-19 causes mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you think you have COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider, local Health Department, or local hospital by phone for care instructions. The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) has also established a hotline to answer health-related COVID-19 questions. The hotline is open 7 days per week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 888-535-6136.

  • For Michigan residents, the MDHHS website is the best place to start as it contains both Michigan-specific information and the CDC’s guidance for the public. Click here to visit the MDHHS website.
  • For the latest updates for Michigan visit If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see a map of Michigan. If you click on Sanilac County, you will find the latest statistics released about the Sanilac County Health Department.