Tribe’s EOC Reports Zero New Active COVID-19 Cases
Dec 22, 2020
Stresses Caution During Holiday Season
AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center stated that no new cases of COVID-19 were reported under the Tribe’s jurisdiction today—holding the total number of active cases involving our relatives at four (4). With the number of active cases increasing all around Akwesasne however, including the province of Ontario going on a four-week lockdown, community members are urged to not let their guard down and to remain vigilant during the holidays.
The EOC noted that community members have done a great job adhering to safety protocols during Thanksgiving—compared to the significant number of cases that were reported after Halloween. The low number of cases reported during the past month can be attributed to individuals placing the overall health and safety of their family, friends and the community as a top priority.
The EOC urges community members to keep their guard up and to please avoid making the upcoming holiday’s community spreader events. Please wear a mask, social distance, wash hands often, avoid uncontrolled gatherings, and to stay within your immediate household’s bubble. This includes avoiding parties in private residences with members of other households where no safety measures are being practiced.
With the arrival of the Moderna vaccine at the Tribe’s Health Services yesterday, there is now a small light visible at the end of the tunnel we know as the COVID-19 Pandemic. Each personal sacrifice we continue to make, and personal responsibility we take upon ourselves, will make that light brighter and help ensure we all make it to the end of the tunnel together.
The EOC and the Tribe’s Health Services noted that additional COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinics are being scheduled for early-January, but 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, the tribal clinic has activated a 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.