Tribe Reports 18 New COVID-19 Cases from August 22nd - 28th
Aug 29, 2022
AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s COVID-19 Response Team reported 18 new positive cases of the coronavirus in the southern portion of Akwesasne between August 22nd to August 28th. Seven (7) positive cases have completed their 5-day isolation period, but eleven (11) active cases remain under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. The active cases include one (1) toddler between the age of 6 months to 4-years old, three (3) children between the age of 5 and 11 years old, and seven (7) community members over the age of 18. Please wish them a safe and complication-free recovery.
COVID-19 TESTING CLINIC -- TUESDAYS:
COVID-19 PCR Testing is available on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Health Service’s Testing Garage located at 404 State Route 37. Please use the gravel road across from McGee Road.
Akwesasne residents and employees can also schedule a FREE PCR or Rapid Molecular Test by contacting Mountain Medical at the following locations on Monday thru 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
COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC -- WEDNESDAYS:
The COVID-19 Vaccine is available for individuals ages 6-months and older during the Wednesday Walk-in Vaccine Clinic located at 404 State Route 37 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Individuals may also call to schedule an appointment by calling the tribal clinic at (518) 358-3142.
The 1st Booster is available for everyone ages 5 years and older, who have received their initial two-shot series of the COVID-19 Vaccine.
The 2nd Booster is currently available for individuals who are:
--50-years or older and those who have a moderate or severely immunocompromised condition and received their 1st Booster at least 4 months ago;
--12 years or older, with a moderate or severely immunocompromised condition, and received their 1st Booster at least 4 months ago; or
--18 years or older and received two (2) doses of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Vaccine at least 4 months ago.
If you are unsure when to receive the 2nd Booster or have any questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines, please reach out to your healthcare provider for answers.
COVID-19 HOME TEST KITS -- EVERYDAY:
COVID-19 Home Test Kits are being distributed each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the clinic’s front reception desk and security. Community members are asked to go inside the building to receive the QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test. Masks must be worn inside the clinic.
Individuals who test positive are asked to self-report positive results to St. Lawrence County Public Health at (315) 386-2325, SRMT Contact Tracers at (518) 333-0230, or Franklin County Public Health at https://bit.ly/3njGiRa.
Positive cases should provide notification to individuals who may have been potentially exposed.