Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center reports zero new COVID-19 cases: 67 quarantined

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

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13 total active cases under tribe’s jurisdiction

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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reported no new cases of COVID-19 as of January 12, which is the first time since before the Christmas Holiday. There are however, 13 total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction and 67 of our relatives in quarantine. We wish all of our families and friends a safe and speedy recovery.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe COVID-19 Update as at January 21, 2021.
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe COVID-19 Update as at January 21, 2021.(Image: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe)

Health Services reported that 270 of the Moderna vaccines have now been administered to the community in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended guidelines; which includes healthcare staff, frontline workers, and elders. More doses are expected to arrive this week and groups are being prioritized. Please continue to be patient as individuals are contacted to schedule a vaccination.

The Emergency Operations Center extends appreciation to everyone who continues to place the safety and health of our community as a priority, including local businesses for implementing safety measures. Appreciation is extended to Jreck Subs Akwesasne for providing notification of a potential exposure that took place between January 4th and January 6th.

The increase in cases all around Akwesasne is evidence that we are not “out of the woods” yet, so please remain vigilant by following all the safety measures being recommended: wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and avoid uncontrolled gatherings.

Vaccine Registrations:

Seniors ages 65 and over can now call the Tribe’s Office for the Aging to pre-register to receive a vaccination. A provider from Health Services will contact you to complete a health screening and schedule your appointment. You need to provide your name, date of birth, and phone number. To pre-register, call the Tribe’s Office for the Aging at (518) 358-2963.

A radio talk show was conducted today on CKON 97.3fm with Health Services Director Michael Cook and Clinical Director Dr. Benson Kelly. The talk show was recorded and is available on the Tribe’s Facebook page and Health Service’s webpage. Individuals are asked to watch it for information on the vaccination process currently underway.

Community Testing:

COVID-19 drive-thru test collection clinics have been scheduled for January 13th, 19th and 26th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the former-IGA Building while supplies last.

For anyone seeking to obtain their results for a COVID-19 test, please call the clinic’s new direct line at (518) 333-0230.

Contact Information:

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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