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SRMT Reports One New Active Case, December COVID-19 Test Dates

Dec 1, 2020

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reporting one (1) new active case of COVID-19 today, which is the only active case under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. The fifteen (15) positive cases reported on November 24th have all resolved. There is an anticipated surge in cases following the holiday break however, so individuals are urged to treat everyone as if they are positive.

COVID-19 Testing Availability

To help prevent community spread of the virus, the Tribe has scheduled additional FREE PCR COVID-19 Tests to be conducted on December 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 15th, and 16th beginning at 9:00 a.m. until tests are no longer available. The event will be a test collection conducted in a drive-thru format at the former-IGA Building, located at 850 Route 37 in Akwesasne. Please follow the COVID-19 protective measure that will be in place.

The drive-thru test collection is available for all Akwesasne residents and non-member employees of local businesses and schools however, individuals may also schedule an appointment to receive a FREE PCR 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.

Individuals should wait seven (7) to ten (10) days after a suspected exposure to receive a COVID-19 test. A public health official will contact you to confirm contact with a positive case, as well as to conduct a daily wellness check and provide guidance. Isolation or Quarantine Orders may also accompany the initial call and must be followed.

Receiving a negative test result prior to isolating or quarantining for 14 days does not release you from staying at home, as symptoms can appear up to 14 days after exposure. A public health representative will contact and release you from stay at home orders at the end of the 14 days.

SRMT COVID-19 Vaccine Readiness Survey

With progress being made on several COVID-19 vaccines, the Tribe’s Health Services launched a community survey to help determine individual’s willingness to be vaccinated. You can take the survey by clicking on the link located on the Health Service’s webpage at www.srnt-nsn.gov. You may also click on the following: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DNRH57B

Emergency Contact Numbers

If you require emergency food or other essential items, please contact the Office of the Family Advocate at (518) 358-3021 or (518) 333-8450.

If you are dealing with a mental health crisis, please call the Tribe’s Mental Health Services at (518) 358-3145 or the After Hours Crisis Center at (518) 651-4475.

If you have a non-medical emergency matter, please call the Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center at (518) 320-0019.

For law enforcement or other emergency assistance, contact the Tribal Police Department at (518) 358-9200 or dial “9-1-1”.

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