Six new COVID-19 cases reported in Akwesasne; 44 total active cases
AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, making 44 total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction.
Two people have recovered, one resident remains hospitalized due to symptoms. There are 26 residents in quarantine, as contact tracing continues to be conducted. Health officials urge people to answer the phone and provide honest answers if contacted by public health.Those who receive isolation or quarantine orders must remain at home and should not travel in the community. This will help prevent any further spread of the virus and protect the community.
Those in quarantine under the Tribe’s jurisdiction who require emergency food or other essential items, contact the Office of the Family Advocate at 518-358-3021. People may also contact Everett Lazore at 518-333-8450, Kerry Jacobs at 518-651-9150, or Crystal Stehlin at 518-651-1435.
For those who suspect they’ve been in direct contact with a positive case and awaiting notification from health officials, self-quarantine and self-monitor for early symptoms: such as diarrhea, fever, cough, tiredness, or possible loss of taste or smell. If you are displaying symptoms, please contact your health care provider immediately. For any questions about quarantining, call Theresa Gardner or Lynne Thompson at 518-358-3141.
The next COVID-19 community drive-thru test collection will be held on 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 tests however, requests to receive a rapid test is at an individual’s expense. Wait seven days after exposure to get tested to prevent a false negative test result.
Those who have have a non-emergency matter, call the Emergency Operations Center at 518- 320-0019; Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.