Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Emergency Operations Center reports two new COVID-19 cases, 42 quarantined

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

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Update as at January 7, 2021

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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center announced two (2) new positive cases of COVID-19 yesterday, which makes fourteen (14) total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. We are pleased that one (1) Akwesasne relative successfully resolved since Wednesday, with 42 family and friends in isolation or quarantine.

Community drive-thru testing resumed yesterday, with 150 PCR COVID-19 Test collections conducted at the former-IGA Building by Mountain Medical Urgent Care. An additional 12 Rapid Tests for symptomatic individuals was done at the tribal clinic—for 162 total tests yesterday.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe COVID-19 Update as at January 7, 2021.
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe COVID-19 Update as at January 7, 2021. (Image: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe)

The Emergency Operations Center extends appreciation to community members for their cooperation and assistance with the process of contact tracing, as well as to those individuals who remain in quarantine at home. With many public health agencies doing their best responding to the recent increase in cases, the support of community members is needed in answering the call, being forthcoming with information, and following the guidance provided by public health officials.

Community members are asked to please listen to CKON 97.3fm next Tuesday, January 12th at 10:15 a.m., as Health Services Director Michael Cook and Clinical Director Dr. Benson Kelly share information on the Moderna vaccine. They will discuss the initial rollout of the first 200 doses of the vaccine in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended guidelines, as well as the timeframe and notification process for future vaccinations.

Additional COVID-19 drive-thru test collection clinics have been scheduled for January 12th, 13th, 19th and 26th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the former-IGA Building. In the meantime, community members and Akwesasne employees may continue to schedule an appointment by contacting Mountain Medical Urgent Care in Malone at (518) 521-3322 or Mountain Medical Urgent Care in Massena at (315) 705-0700.

For anyone seeking to obtain their COVID-19 results for a test conducted by Health Services or its mass testing providers, please call the clinic’s new direct line at (518) 333-0230.

If you have a non-emergency matter, please call the Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center at (518) 320-0019; Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you require emergency food supplies or other essential items, please contact the Family Advocate’s Office at (518) 358-3021.

For a listing of other tribal services and programs that are here to help you, please visit the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s website at www.srmt-nsn.gov or our Facebook page.

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