Tribal EOC Reports Additional Active COVID-19 Case in Akwesasne
Sep 9, 2020
AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center reports one (1) additional active case of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) in the community of Akwesasne. This positive case brings the total of active positive cases to two (2). The cumulative number of reported cases increases to sixteen (16) since the beginning of the pandemic. The active cases are currently in self-isolation and the individuals are following all protective measures provided by health officials.
Franklin County Public Health Department conducted contact tracing in coordination with the Tribe’s Health Services. All individuals who have been in direct contact with the positive case have been notified. No further information is being made available and we ask individuals to please respect the individual’s privacy, as well as wish them a speedy recovery.
Individuals are asked to please continue following all protective measures recommended by the Emergency Operations Center and Public Health Departments, including social distancing, washing hands often or using hand sanitizer, as well as wearing a mask in public places.
Individuals are also asked to self-monitor for any COVID-related symptoms, such as a sustained temperature of 100.4 degrees or more, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, among other indicators. For a list of possible symptoms, please visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov.
The most effective way to determine an exposure is to receive a COVID-19 test. For any local resident or non-member employee of an Akwesasne business seeking a COVID-19 test, please contact Massena Hospital at (315) 769-4321 or Mountain Medical at (518) 521-3322. The test is FREE, but please bring a tribal identification care, Band Card, or Nation Red Card to the testing site and state you are a resident or employee of Akwesasne.
If you have a non-medical emergency matter or require essential items, please call the Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center at (518) 320-0019 or Family Advocates Office at (518) 358-3021.
The EOC asks individuals to please be supportive as the active case works towards a full recovery, as well as to continue placing the overall health and safety of Akwesasne as a priority.