Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center announced one (1) new positive case yesterday, which makes seven (7) total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. There are 22 Akwesasne relatives currently in isolation or quarantine. Yesterday’s positive case makes 88 family and friends who have contracted the coronavirus since the first case was reported on March 28, 2020.
The Emergency Operations Center wishes everyone who continues to be impacted by the coronavirus a safe and speedy recovery. COVID-19 continues to have a far and lasting reach in our community—impacting every level of our population. Whether you are young or old, healthy or have an immune compromised condition, the coronavirus does not discriminate.
With that said, the Emergency Operations Center continues to urge all community members to please remain vigilant and to practice all the safety measures being recommended; particularly wearing a mask and social distancing. It may be difficult, but we must take personal action and responsibility to help ensure that we all make it to the end of the pandemic together.
As the vaccinations continue to rollout in our community, we extend our appreciation to all the healthcare workers and other frontline personnel for doing their very best to keep us all safe. We say “niawen:kówa” and ask others to do the same. Whether they are the pharmacy runner, the clinic receptionist, the contact tracer calling for information or a wellness check, we ask that you join in expressing only praise for their hard work.
Vaccinations began last Tuesday for frontline healthcare workers, however Health Services announced it has been expanded this week for a second group to receive inoculations. The second group is open for Seniors ages 65-years-old or more. Interested Seniors can call a new direct line at (518) 333-0230 to add their name to the list.
The Emergency Operations Center and Health Services announced that additional COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinics have been scheduled for January 7th, 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 schedule an appointment to receive a FREE test 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-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.