As of November 23, 2020, due to the rise in cases of COVID-19, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has reinstated the community curfew in accordance with the Akwesasne Emergency Curfew Law.
MCA’s cases of COVID-19 have increased from two (2) in September to a total of 31 as of today. There are presently four (4) active cases and 27 recovered.
The curfew is in effect immediately from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Travel for essential purposes only, such as for work, is permitted during those hours.
MCA’s travel radius is also still in effect. Travel is permitted within a 100 mile/160 km radius (excluding the hot spot of Montreal) without a quarantine requirement. Any travel outside the radius must be for essential purposes and quarantining for 14 days is mandatory upon your return or arrival to Akwesasne.
“Council is confident that community compliance with the curfew and travel restriction will help to keep our community safe from COVID-19,” said Grand Chief Abram Benedict. “We will continue to monitor our local situation and the recommendations from local and regional health agencies and officials in order to make decisions in the best interest of the health and safety of our entire community.”
MCA’s Department of Health has advised the community to limit social gatherings to those within your household only.
Please be vigilant about wearing a mask when around those outside your household, socially distance yourself from others by 6-feet/2-metres, and wash hands and surfaces regularly. It’s also important that you stay home if you are sick, have been exposed to COVID-19, or are awaiting test results.
Let’s get through this together. Be kind and stay safe.