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Tribal EOC Reports 5 New COVID-19 Cases: 10 Total Active

Nov 29, 2021

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services reported five (5) new cases of COVID-19 in Akwesasne’s southern portion since November 25th. They are pleased that five (5) individuals have been released from isolation, but ten (10) total active cases remain under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. There are 25 family members and friends in quarantine at home and two (2) community members are hospitalized due to severe symptoms. Join in wishing them all a safe recovery and please choose to get vaccinated to protect yourself and those you love.

COVID-19 HOME TEST KITS:

Beginning on Tuesday, November 30th; a BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home Test Kit is being provided at no cost at Health Service’s Testing Garage located at 404 State Route 37. The home test kits will be distributed to community members between the hours of 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please use the gravel road located across from McGee Road to access the garage.

The home test kit should only be used if you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms; such as a sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, cough, loss of taste or smell, fever, diarrhea, or have difficulty breathing. Using the test kits without exhibiting symptoms may result in a false negative. If positive, please isolate and contact your health care provider for guidance.

COVID-19 TESTING CLINICS:

Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services is conducting COVID-19 PCR testing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at their main campus located at 404 State Route 37. Please use the road located across from McGee Road and follow the signs for testing garage.

Akwesasne residents and employees can also schedule a FREE 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 the weekends 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

The COVID-19 PCR Test is free to Akwesasne residents and employees however, requests to receive a Rapid Test is at the individual’s expense. Rapid Tests conducted by Mountain Medical cost $52.

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.

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS:

Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services is holding an Open Walk-in Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday, December 1st at the former-IGA Building from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at 850 State Route 37. Individuals 12-years old or more can attend to receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Booster shots will be available for individuals 18+ and must be received no sooner than six (6) months after the initial two-shot series.

Health Services is holding another Pediatric Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for kids ages 5 to 11-years old on Wednesday, December 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The vaccine clinic is for Akwesasne or tribally enrolled children and will be held at their main campus located at 404 State Route 37. This will be a walk-in clinic, but appointments are preferred by calling (518) 358-3142.

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.

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