The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) is informing the community that the mask mandate has been extended and will be reassessed on June 11, 2022. This extension is due to the rise in cases in and around the Akwesasne community. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has also opted to continue the mask mandate in an effort to protect our community members and our vulnerable populations.


The Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) of Ontario has also issued the extension across the province for:

  • Schools
  • Businesses, organizations, and municipalities that operate a public transit service or bus passenger transportation 
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care, retirement homes, and lodges
  • Clinics that provide healthcare services
  • Residential services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities who reside in supportive group living
  • Services providing home care, home support
  • Businesses and organizations that provide residential care
  • Businesses and organizations offering emergency sheltering services


The mask mandate applies to community members and staff of MCA buildings, facilities, Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) schools and buildings, and residents and staff of long-term care homes. Businesses operating within the jurisdiction of MCA are not included in the mask mandate. 


Masks must be worn properly to be fully effective. Masks must be worn over the mouth, nose, and chin when you are in the indoor area of any MCA facility or building. 


To schedule a time to pick up personal protective care (PPE) or rapid antigen test (RAT) kits, please contact the Community Health Program at 613-575-2341 ext. 3220, the Tsi Snaihne Recreation Center at 613-575-2496, or the Kawehno:ke Medical Clinic at 613-932-5808.