22 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Akwesasne Friday
AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reporting an outbreak of COVID-19, with 22 new cases today (Friday, Feb. 19), making 40 total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction.
No individual has resolved since yesterday and one community member remains hospitalized due to symptoms.There are 23 community members in quarantine at home to prevent further community spread.
The significant rise in COVID-19 cases can be the start of cases attributed to family and social gatherings held during Super Bowl Weekend, the EOC said.
It is likely that more will be reported in the coming days, but it is strong reminder to avoid all uncontrolled gatherings where there are no safety protocols, such as no masks being worn and no social distancing being practiced, said the agency. It is also an indicator that community members must remain in their own immediate household bubbles.
For those who are staying home in quarantine under the Tribe’s jurisdiction and may require emergency food or other essential items, contact the Office of the Family Advocate at 518-358-3021. You may also contact their staff directly by calling Everett Lazore at (518) 333-8450, Kerry Jacobs at 518-651-9150, or Crystal Stehlin at 518-651-1435.
If you have a non-emergency matter, please call the Emergency Operations Center at 518-320-0019; Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.