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Posted: November 18, 2020

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Tribe’s EOC Reports 13 New COVID-19 Cases, One Potential Exposure

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reporting thirteen (13) new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, November 13th — making twenty (20) active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. We extend our thoughts and prayers, as we wish all of them a safe and speedy recovery.

The Tribe’s EOC is also reporting one (1) potential COVID-19 exposure in the Akwesasne community. Individuals who visited the Tim Horton’s Café & Bake Shop, located at 148 Route 37, between November 9th and November 11th during the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. are asked to monitor for possible COVID-19 symptoms.

Please monitor your temperature twice a day for 14 days. Call your healthcare provider for further guidance if you develop the following symptoms: 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 EOC remains in close contact with the business since they voluntarily reported the potential exposure on November 16th.  The business reacted quickly to the potential exposure and completed a full sanitation using a professional cleaning service. They also continue to follow all safety protocols and preventative measures in accordance with CDC guidelines.

A total of 3,787 tests have been conducted by the Tribe through its mass testing contracts with Mountain Medical Services, Massena Hospital, and at the Tribe’s Health Services. It includes community members and non-member employees of local businesses and schools who have placed their safety, as well as their family and the Akwesasne community, as a priority.

The EOC is reminding all Akwesasne residents and non-member employees of local businesses and schools that FREE COVID-19 test is available by contacting Mountain Medical Services at (518) 521-3322 in Malone or (315) 705-0700 in Massena. Individuals must call ahead to schedule an appointment — do not drive to test site without an appointment.

If you have a non-medical emergency matter or require essential items, please call the Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center at (518) 320-0019.

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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk People.

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