Akwesasne officials report 12 new COVID-19 cases
AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s COVID-19 Response Team reports 12 new positive cases of COVID in the southern portion of Akwesasne between Sept. 12-18.
Officials report that 10 positive cases have completed their 5-day isolation period; however, two active cases remain under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. The active cases involve one child between the age of 5 to 11-years old and one adult.Individuals 12-years old or older are now eligible to receive their second booster, also known as the bivalent Pfizer Vaccine. The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine includes an mRNA component of the original strain to provide an immune response that is broadly protective against COVID-19.
COVID-19 Home Test Kits are being distributed each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the clinic’s front reception desk and security. Community members are asked to go inside the building to receive the Binax Home Test Kit. Do not leave them inside unattended vehicles due to temperature concerns and wear a mask inside the clinic.
Individuals who test positive are asked to self-report positive results to St. Lawrence County Public Health at (315) 386-2325, or Franklin County Public Health at https://bit.ly/3njGiRa. Those with questions on isolation or quarantine guidelines can contact (518) 358-3141 ext. 7120.
Positive cases should provide notification to individuals who may have been potentially exposed.
Akwesasne residents and employees can schedule a free PCR or Rapid Molecular Test by contacting Mountain Medical at the following locations on Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 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 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Individuals may also call to schedule an appointment by calling the tribal clinic at (518) 358-3142.