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Tribe’s EOC Reports 8 New COVID-19 Cases: 50 Total Active

Feb 22, 2021

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reporting eight (8) new cases of COVID-19 today— making 50 total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. Three (3) relatives have resolved and one (1) community member remains hospitalized. There are 39 family members and friends in quarantine at home to prevent further spread. We wish them all a safe recovery and ask individuals to please answer the phone call if you’re contacted by public health.

The EOC is kindly asking individuals to please show compassion and understanding to those who have been affected by COVID-19, including those who have tested positive. The virus is easy to contract and noone is completely immune from it, nor should anyone be shamed or scorned for being infected. Like many community members during this difficult time, they are doing their best to keep themselves, their families and friends, and our overall community healthy and safe.

The next COVID-19 community drive-thru test collection will be held tomorrow Tuesday, February 23rd at the former-IGA Building beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., or while test supplies last. Akwesasne residents and employees can also schedule a test by calling Mountain Medical Urgent Care in Malone at (518) 521-3322 or their Massena facility at (315) 705-0700. These are free PCR nasal swab tests, but requests to receive a Rapid Test is at an individual’s expense.

Individuals should get a COVID-19 test if they have been outside of their immediate household bubble, not following safety protocols, suspect direct exposure, or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms: such as diarrhea, fever, cough, tiredness, or possible loss of taste or smell. If you are displaying symptoms, immediately contact your healthcare provider however, asymptomatic individuals should get tested no sooner than seven (7) days after direct exposure to prevent a false negative test result.

If you have a non-emergency matter, please call the Emergency Operations Center at (518) 320-0019; Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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