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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Implements Travel Restriction

Mar 11, 2020

AKWESASNE -- In an abundance of caution, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is suspending non-essential travel effective immediately due to potential health risks associated with the Coronavirus Pandemic. This restriction applies to all employees, including those working within Tribal enterprises.

The travel suspension is intended to protect the health, safety and general welfare of all tribal employees, and the Akwesasne community at large, from COVID-19.

Essential travel is defined as transportation related to client and community services. Examples include medical transport, court-mandated visitations, and other Human Service activities.

“The COVID-19 outbreak continues to be a rapidly evolving situation that we are closely monitoring,” stated Tribal Council. Tribal Council added “We are doing our part to help delay the spread of Coronavirus to vulnerable parts of our community, in particular our elders and those with underlying health conditions. In addition to this preventive measure for work-related travel, we encourage all community members to reconsider their own personal travel plans, and to avoid attendance at large gatherings.”

For more information on COVID-19 please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s website at or NYS Department of Health at

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