10282021 Srmt Covid 19 Update Dashboard New
10282021 Srmt Covid 19 Update Dashboard New

Tribal EOC Reports 2 New COVID-19 Cases: 7 Total Active

Oct 28, 2021

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Health Services reported two (2) new cases of COVID-19 in Akwesasne’s southern portion. They are pleased that two (2) community member have been released from isolation, but there remains seven (7) total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. According to the Public Health Department, the two (2) family members and friends reported as hospitalized earlier this week are no longer considered active cases. They remain under the hospital’s care until released. We continue to send them and others continuing to deal with COVID-19 our warmest thoughts and prayers for a safe recovery.

Contact Tracers were busy providing notifications and following-up on exposures, so no case report was provided yesterday. They do however, continue to report that community transmissions are taking place -- meaning it can be contracted at any event or gathering; including family dinners, birthday parties, funeral observances, baby showers, athletic games, and other celebrations and events with individuals outside of your immediate household. As a result, we kindly ask that you please keep your guard up, follow all recommended safety measures, and get your vaccine shot to keep yourself, your family, and your fellow community members safe and healthy.

If you suspect exposure to a positive case or haven’t been practicing safety measures, you should self-quarantine and get a PCR test no sooner than seven (7) days following the event. Watch for symptoms that include diarrhea, fever/chills, headaches and body aches, cough, nausea and vomiting, sore throat, and/or a loss of taste or smell. If any of these symptoms develop, please call your healthcare provider for guidance. Please call ahead if you’re displaying symptoms before driving to the clinic or hospital.

We also kindly remind you to assume everyone is positive; wear a mask in all public places, wash your hands often, avoid large gatherings and uncontrolled environments where there are no safety measures, social distance, stay in your immediate bubble, and stay home if you are sick.


Vaccine booster shots will be available for individuals who completed their initial two-shot series at least six (6) months ago. Similar to the rollout in January 2021; seniors who are 65-years old or more and individuals with immunocompromised medical conditions will be given priority status. Those who are eligible can add their name and be contacted for scheduling an appointment by calling (518) 333-0230.


Health Services will begin receiving doses of the Pfizer Vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11-years old. This is on a first come first serve basis, so parents are encouraged to call ahead and schedule an appointment by calling (518) 333-0230. Smaller doses will be administered using smaller needles to make it easier for pediatricians and nurses to provide shots. Please keep in mind that a parent or guardian must be present for a minor’s vaccination.


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 37. Please use the gravel road located across from McGee Road and follow the signs.

Akwesasne residents and employees can also schedule a COVID-19 PCR test by contacting Mountain Medical at the following locations on Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:

Mountain Medical Urgent Care (Malone)
3372 State Route 11
Tel: (518) 521-3322

Urgent Care Mountain Medical (Massena)
2 Hospital Drive
Tel: (315) 705-0700

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.