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Posted: August 26, 2021

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SRMT EOC Reports Zero New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Quarantined

August 25, 2021

Source: smrt-nsn.gov

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services are reporting no new cases of COVID-19 — leaving four (4) total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. There are 12 family members and friends following guidance from public health and quarantining at home to prevent community spread. We thank them for their cooperation and wish them all a safe and complication-free recovery.

During the past month, there has been 34 cases of COVID-19 reported in the southern portion of Akwesasne. With only 46.9% of eligible community members vaccinated and the presence of the more contagious Delta variant, the Tribe is urging individuals to please get vaccinated to prevent serious illness, which can result in hospitalization and death. Delta poses the greatest risk for the unvaccinated.

To help incentivize vaccinations, individuals who get the COVID-19 Vaccine will receive a $100 casino gift certificate for each dose received — beginning on Wednesday, September 1st. They, along with others who are already vaccinated, will also be eligible to receive one of five $1,000 Milestone Incentive Drawings when the vaccination rate reaches 50% and 60%.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services is holding an Open Walk-In Vaccine Clinic every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the former-IGA Building located at 850 State Route 37 in Akwesasne. All individuals ages 12 years or older can attend, with parent/guardian presence required for minors. This is the only time for walk-in vaccinations.

To receive a COVID-19 vaccination directly at Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services, individuals must schedule an appointment in advance by calling (518) 358-3141.

Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services is also conducting COVID-19 PCR Test Collection Clinics from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at their main campus located at 404 State Route. Please use the road located across from McGee Road follow the signs for testing garage.

Akwesasne residents and employees can also schedule a COVID-19 test by contacting Mountain Medical Urgent Care in Malone at (518) 521-3322 or Mountain Medical Urgent Care in Massena at (315) 705-0700. The PCR Test is free however, requests to receive a Rapid Test is at the individual’s expense.

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