DOH REMINDS TRAVELERS TO QUARANTINE
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health (DOH) is reminding community members residing in the jurisdiction of MCA, MCA employees, and the household members of MCA employees, that if you’ve traveled outside of MCA’s 100-mile radius, you are required to quarantine for 14 days upon your return to Akwesasne. If you develop symptoms at any time during your quarantine period, you may be advised to take a COVID-19 test.
COVID-19 positive numbers are on the decline in the northern portion of Akwesasne, and the Department of Health is looking to continue that trend. If your family has opted to travel or you have recently taken vacations outside of the MCA travel radius, and you are not quarantining or not following COVID-19 public health guidelines upon your return, this threatens the downward trend in COVID-positive cases in the community; as well as increases the chance for Variants of Concern (VOC), which are much more contagious, and may have severe effects that threaten the community.
If you or any member of your household has traveled outside the 100-mile radius, begin your quarantine period, and contact the Community Health Program at 613-575-2341 ext. 3220 if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms.