08302021 Srmt Covid 19 Update Dashboard
08302021 Srmt Covid 19 Update Dashboard

SRMT EOC Reports 1 New COVID-19 Case, 9 Total Active

Aug 31, 2021

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services reported one (1) new case of COVID-19 on August 30th — making nine (9) total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. Eight (8) community member have resolved over the weekend however, 12 family members and friends remain in quarantine. Please join us in wishing them all a safe recovery.

For the nine (9) current active cases in Akwesasne’s southern portion; four (4) positive cases are children between the ages of 3 and 14-year old. Children under the age of 12 are not eligible at this time to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, so they remain at higher risk of being infected. As a result, all individuals are urged to please wear a mask in public places to reduce the chance of contracting and infecting others. Those who are 12 years or older are also highly encouraged to get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity.

The COVID-19 Vaccine is safe, effective, and easy to obtain. Those who choose to get vaccinated will receive a $100 gift certificate from the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort. The gift certificates are being provided to tribal members and employees of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, or tribal enterprises for each dose received — meaning individuals can get as much as $200 in gift certificates for receiving their first and second dose, which can be redeemed at the casino.

The casino gift certificates will be provided for new vaccinations only. Individuals who previously received the COVID-19 Vaccine are automatically eligible to receive a monetary prize at two vaccination milestones. Five (5) $1,000 Milestone Incentive Drawings will be conducted when the Tribe’s vaccination rate reaches 50% and 60%. As of August 27th, the vaccination rate is 47.2%.


Individuals who are unvaccinated are highly encouraged to attend the Open Walk-In Vaccine Clinic being held tomorrow on Wednesday, September 1st, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the former-IGA Building in Akwesasne. The vaccine clinic is open to anyone ages 12-years old or more, with a parent/guardian presence required for minors. This is the only time for walk-in vaccinations. To receive a COVID-19 vaccination directly at Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services, individuals are asked to please schedule an appointment by calling the tribal clinic at (518) 358-3141.

The COVID-19 Vaccine is also available from healthcare providers and pharmacies outside of Akwesasne and can be found by texting your ZIP code to 438829, or calling 1-800-232-0233. Community members who receive vaccinations outside of Akwesasne are asked to please call the Tribe’s Outreach Program at (518) 333-0230 to have it documented with the tribal clinic. Documenting vaccinations locally is an important way to help track and build community immunity.


Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services is conducting COVID-19 PCR Test Collection Clinics from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at their main campus located at 404 State Route. Please use the road located across from McGee Road and follow the signs for testing garage.

Akwesasne residents and employees can also schedule a 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. The PCR Test is free however, requests to receive a Rapid Test is at the individual’s expense.