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Tribe’s EOC Reports No Active COVID-19 Cases, Shortens Curfew

Aug 14, 2020

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is pleased to report there are NO active cases of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) in the Akwesasne community. All ten (10) individuals from the cluster of positive cases that were reported by Health Services from July 20th to July 27th have been resolved. The Franklin Country Public Health Department also reports NO active cases in the county, while the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is reporting one (1) active case.

Based on the current situation, the EOC will be shortening the curfew on the southern portion of Akwesasne by two hours. Beginning tonight, all individuals are required to stay home in the southern portion between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., except for anyone performing essential services. The EOC asks individuals to please be respectful of the curfew, as it is intended to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (For clarification, the curfew on Akwesasne’s northern portion remains unchanged at 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.)

For businesses under the jurisdiction of the Tribe, their hours of operation are permitted from 5:00 a.m. to midnight (12:00 a.m.). Local businesses must close one hour before curfew. The off-premise sale of alcohol shall remain the same from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., while on-premise sales are not permitted.

On behalf of the EOC, our health professional, and other frontline personnel; the Tribal Council takes this time to express “Niawenkó:wa/Thank you very much” to community members who continue to follow protective measures and have placed the overall health and safety of Akwesasne as a priority. They also extend appreciation for the compassion and understanding that individuals have shown to those who have been infected by the virus. It shows that we are a supportive community and united in our effort to keep Akwesasne safe from the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 continues to pose a threat to public health however, so community members are reminded to please continue practicing all measures being prescribed by the Tribe’s or the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s EOC. Please wear a mask in public places, practice social distancing, wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with warm water, and refrain from any unnecessary travel beyond the travel radius of 100 miles in the United States or 50 miles (80 kilometers) in Canada.

For any community member or non-member employee of an Akwesasne business seeking a COVID-19 test, contact either of the health facilities contracted by the Tribe: Massena Hospital at (315) 769-4321 or Mountain Medical at (518) 521-3322. There is no cost to you or any need to provide insurance information or cash deposits. Individuals must bring a tribal identification card, Band Card, or Nation Red Card to the testing site and state you are a resident or employee of Akwesasne. Any questions regarding accessibility of the Mass Testing contracts should be directed to Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services at (518) 358-3141.

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 MCA’s EOC at (613) 575-5005 or (613) 575-2331. We are here to help you.


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