Potential COVID-19 exposure reported in Akwesasne

Pictured: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Ionkwakiokwaró:ron Tribal Administration Building, Akwesasne, New York.(Photo: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe)

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Individual doing business in the southern portion of Akwesasne has tested positive

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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is notifying community members of an individual doing business in the southern portion of Akwesasne who has tested positive for COVID-19. The case involves an individual who self-disclosed his test results during a live feed on Sunday, November 1, 2020 on the social media platform Facebook.

To view the individual’s video, please click the following link: https://www.facebook.com/100001046340150/videos/3742388065806035/

The individual’s place of business is located on Route 37 between Truck Stop #9 and Brass Horse Pizzeria. His infectious period was from Sunday, October 25th to Friday, October 30th. Anyone who came into direct contact with the individual between that time period is at risk of potential exposure. They are asked to self-quarantine and get tested for COVID-19.

For individual’s exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please call the Tribe’s Health Services to arrange a rapid test at (518) 358-3141. Do not travel to the tribal clinic without calling first.

Individual’s may also schedule testing by calling the Massena Hospital at (315) 769-4321 or Mountain Medical Services at (518) 521-3322.

A drive-thru COVID-19 test collection clinic is also being conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the former-IGA Building on November 3rd, November 10th and November 17th.

With the number of positive COVID-19 cases increasing in and around Akwesasne, the Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is urging everyone to please follow protective measures: Wear a mask, Social distance, Wash your hands often, and do not travel outside of the travel radius or to exclusion areas.

For more information about COVID-19 testing, contact Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services at (518) 358-3141 or the Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center at (518) 320-0019.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk People.

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