Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reports three active cases of COVID-19
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is reporting thee (3) new active cases of COVID-19 and continues to report seven (7) of our relatives in quarantine under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. Contact tracing is continuing to be conducted on the new cases. If you are contacted by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Health Services or Franklin County Public Health for contact tracing, please cooperate to the best of your knowledge.
The three (3) new cases combine to make 76 total positive cases of COVID-19 reported since March 28, 2020; with 5,232 COVID-tests conducted to date. There are no family and friends reported for hospitalization.
With the number of cases continuing to increase all around the Akwesasne community, the Emergency Operations Center continues to encourage community members to remain vigilant and follow all safety measures being recommended. Our community has shown tremendous consideration and care for each other’s health and safety. Please keep up the great job!
Vaccinations will be available in early-January to frontline health staff and other tribal programs that have regular contact with the community. Those that are at high health risk and 65yrs and older will have access to vaccines by February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested prioritization is being followed.
It is expected that a sufficient number of doses for public vaccinations will be available in April or May. Until that time, individuals are encouraged to begin educating yourself on the COVID-19 vaccines. In the coming weeks and months, Health Services will be conducting an education campaign to help raise awareness on the benefits, as well as any side effects, of the vaccines.
Community members and Akwesasne employees may schedule an appointment to receive a FREE COVID-19 Test by contacting Mountain Medical Urgent Care in Malone at (518) 521-3322 or Mountain Medical Urgent Care in Massena at (315) 705-0700. Individuals must call ahead to schedule an appointment. Please bring the appropriate identification.
For anyone seeking to obtain their COVID-19 results for a test conducted by Health Services or its mass testing providers, the tribal clinic has activated a new direct line at (518) 333-0230.
If you have a non-medical emergency matter, please call the Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center at (518) 320-0019. 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.