8 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Akwesasne today
AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 today (Monday, Feb. 22), making 50 total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. Three community members have resolved and one community member remains hospitalized.
There are 39 community members are in quarantine at home to prevent further spread.The next COVID-19 community drive-thru test collection will be held tomorrow Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the former-IGA Building beginning at 9 a.m. until 1 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 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 a.m. and 5 p.m.