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Posted: September 27, 2021


SRMT EOC Reports 15 New COVID-19 Cases: 35 Total Active

September 27, 2021


AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Health Services reported 15 new positive COVID-19 over the weekend. They are pleased that six (6) individuals have resolved, but there remain 35 total active cases in Akwesasne’s southern portion. Through contact tracing, there are 18 family members and friends in quarantine at home.

PLEASE TREAT EVERYONE AS IF THEY ARE POSITIVE and adhere to the following set of protective measures to keep yourself, your family, and your community healthy and safe:

  • Stay in your immediate family bubble,
  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose in all public places,
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you,
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water;
  • Avoid large gatherings and poorly ventilated spaces,
  • Stay home if you are sick; and
  • Please choose to get vaccinated.


Individuals who choose to be vaccinated can attend the Open Walk-In Vaccine Clinic being held this Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Thursday, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the former-IGA Building. Vaccination appointments can also be scheduled directly with Health Services by calling in advance at (518) 358-3141.

Those who are 18 years or more and choose to get vaccinated will receive a $100 gift certificate from the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort. The gift certificates are being provided to tribal members and employees of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, or tribal enterprises for each dose received. The gift certificates can be redeemed at the casino for cash, while individuals under 18 years will receive a $100 Walmart gift card.

The casino gift certificates and Walmart gift card will be provided for new vaccinations only. Individuals who previously received the COVID-19 Vaccine are automatically eligible to receive a monetary prize at two vaccination milestones. Five (5) $1,000 Milestone Incentive Drawings will be conducted when the Tribe’s vaccination rate reaches 50% and 60%.


If you suspect exposure to a positive case and awaiting notification from public health, please self-quarantine and get tested no sooner than seven (7) days following the event. Self-monitor for early symptoms that include diarrhea, fever, cough, tiredness, or loss of taste or smell. If any of these symptoms develop, please contact your healthcare provider for guidance.

Akwesasne residents and employees can schedule a COVID-19 PCR test by contacting Mountain Medical at the following locations on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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

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 37. Please use the gravel road located across from McGee Road and follow the signs for testing garage.

Due to the increase in cases across New York State, including the North Country, please allow 3 to 5 days to receive PCR test results. Until results are known, please quarantine at home and do not travel.

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