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SRMT EOC Reports 6 New COVID-19 Cases: 21 Total Active

Sep 14, 2021

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services reported a second day of six (6) new positive cases of COVID-19. Four (4) individuals have resolved since yesterday however, 2 community members were hospitalized due to severe symptoms. There are 21 active cases in Akwesasne’s southern portion and 15 family members and friends in quarantine. We ask that you join is wishing them all a safe recovery and urge others to please get vaccinated.

Health Services is reminding individuals who attend large gatherings where masks are not required, or no safety protocols being followed, to please self-quarantine at home and get a COVID-19 PCR test. Individuals who suspect direct exposure to a positive case, or haven’t been compliant with protective measures, should also self-quarantine and get tested. Get a PCR test no sooner than seven (7) days after the event or exposure took place and stay at home until you get your test result.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Individuals who choose to be vaccinated can attend the Open Walk-In Vaccine Clinic being held tomorrow on Wednesday, September 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the former-IGA Building. Vaccination appointments can also be scheduled directly with Health Services by calling in advance 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.

Those who are 18 years or more and 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. The gift certificates can be redeemed at the casino for cash, while individuals under 18 years will receive a $100 Walmart gift card.

The casino gift certificates and Walmart gift card 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%.

COVID-19 TESTING

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.

Due to the increase in cases across New York State, including the North Country, please allow 3 to 5 days to receive PCR test results. Until results are known, please quarantine at home and do not travel.

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