URGENT REMINDER: Social Distancing and Precautions Remain Necessary to Keep Akwesasne Safe from COVID-19
Jul 22, 2020
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe are urging the community to continue practicing social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in Akwesasne. No one is immune to the possibility of being infected and spreading the virus to others.
The recent cases of COVID-19 in our community are an urgent call to all of us to be on alert and to continue taking extreme measures to avoid tragedy.
The following practices are vital to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus to our community members.
- Refrain from gatherings of more than ten people, and keep 6-feet/2-metres of distance from anyone outside your household.
- Wear a mask in any situation where you might exchange the virus, including outdoors. Wash your hands frequently and immediately after touching surfaces or objects that could be contaminated.
- Parties, boating, beaching, and funerals are not an exception to the risk of spreading COVID-19. Do not let your guard down for these activities.
- Any travel outside the territory should be for essential purposes. MCA continues to advise of a 50-mile radius travel limit in all directions, and the SRMT continues to advise of a 50-mile radius travel limit north of the border, and a 100-mile radius travel limit for southern travel.
- If you may have been exposed to the virus, testing is critical along with a 14-day quarantine.
COVID-19 continues to be a constant threat and we must all work together to keep Akwesasne safe.