08092021 Srmt Covid 19 Update Dashboard
08092021 Srmt Covid 19 Update Dashboard

SRMT EOC Reports 1 New COVID-19 Cases, 7 Total Active

Aug 9, 2021

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center, in coordination with Health Services, is reporting one (1) new case of COVID-19 -- making seven (7) total active cases in Akwesasne’s southern portion. Fourteen (14) family members and friends have been released from quarantine however, six (6) individuals remain at home and following public health guidance.

Seven (7) total active cases is the largest number reported since early-May and indicates that COVID-19 is still lingering and continues to pose a significant public health risk. As a result, the EOC and Health Services continues to urge all individuals to please get vaccinated, wash your hands, practice social distancing, and wear a mask if you are not vaccinated in all public indoor places.

During the August 2021 Monthly Tribal Meeting, SRMT Medical Director Dr. Benson Kelly shared, “The Delta Variant is affecting children and they are not eligible for vaccines, so they need us, as adults and those over the age of 12, to step up and get vaccinated. The vaccine is the most effective weapon we have to fight the Delta Variant. It is safe and it works.”

Health Services is holding an Open Walk-In Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday, August 11th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the former-IGA Building located at 850 State Route 37 in Akwesasne. All individuals ages 12 years or older can attend, but keep in mind that minors require a parent to be present. Individuals can also schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine by calling Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services at (518) 358-3141.

Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services is also 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 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.