Tribe warns of potential COVID-19 exposure at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort on Saturday, Oct. 10
AKWESASNE -- People who were at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort on Saturday, Oct. 10 between 1 and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to COVID-19.
A news release from the tribe says there is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop. They say to call a healthcare provider for further guidance if you develop a fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.The Tribe’s EOC is reminding community members and employees of Akwesasne businesses and local school districts that free COVID-19 testing continues to be available by contacting the Massena Hospital at (315) 769-4321 or Mountain Medical Services at (518) 521-3322.
Staff from Mountain Medical will also be at the former IGA Building to collect samples for testing on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A flu shot clinic is being held on the same days, with vaccinations being given until 5 p.m.
“The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort continues to place the health and safety of its guests, associates and community as its top priority and continues to adhere to comprehensive safety measures. The gaming operation has implemented and follows enhanced sanitization procedures, increased social distancing, mandating the wearing of facemasks, and reduction in hours to permit a deep cleaning of the facility, among other safety procedures. A complete listing of the casino’s protective measures is available to view in the ‘Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort Re-Opening Plan’ located on the Tribe’s website at www.srmt-nsn.gov,” the tribe said.