Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health (DOH) is advising the community to celebrate Mother’s Day safely. The DOH realizes Mother’s Day is a time when families will get together and celebrate all our mother’s and would like to remind the community to please stay diligent to public safety measures, to avoid COVID-19 surges in the community.  

To avoid the risk of another outbreak in the community, the DOH is highly recommending people not to gather in other homes in which you don’t reside, and to celebrate with residents of your own household. Celebrate responsibly and seek alternative ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day. 

Every gathering runs the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, especially to those who have not been vaccinated. Please do your part and follow public health guidelines: wear a mask when in public, wash and sanitize your hands frequently, social distance a minimum of 6-feet when you’re out in public, don’t gather with others who don’t reside in your household, don’t travel outside of the 100-mile radius, and avoid non-essential outings. These public health guidelines should continue to be followed even if you’ve been vaccinated. 

Let’s celebrate our Mother’s Day safely!