MCA REPORTS 21 NEW POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Community Health Program reports twenty-one (21) new positive cases of COVID-19 in the northern portion of the community, as of January 10, 2022.
Current COVID-19 Statistics for the Northern Portion of Akwesasne:
New Positive Cases: 21
Current Active: 11
Total Cases: 715
COVID-Related Passings: 12
Note: Case numbers are skewed due to positives being resolved after 5-day isolation period
The MCA Department of Health (DOH) would like to remind the community that we need your assistance to slow/stop the spread of COVID-19 by strictly adhering to the public health measures that have been put in place. Please no social gatherings (stay within your own household), and wear a mask when around others. Wash and sanitize hands frequently and maintain six feet of distance from anyone outside your household.
Due to the Omicron variant being highly infectious and transmissible, Ontario has had to adjust its testing strategy. Effective December 31, 2022, Ontario prioritized publicly-funded PCR tests for high-risk groups and settings only. Positive rapid antigen tests would no longer require PCR testing to confirm COVID-19 infection. Any rapid positive test result should be treated as a positive case of COVID-19. Friday’s case counts will now reflect a WEEKLY total of reported rapid test results. PCR results will continue to be reported daily/as received.
If you’ve received a positive rapid test result, please contact MCA’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 613-575-5005 or 613-575-2331. The EOC will record your positive result and advise on your next course of action.
It is of the utmost importance to get tested for COVID-19 at the onset of any symptoms, regardless of your vaccination status, even if you feel your symptoms are a common cold or allergies. If you’ve been tested for COVID-19, and are awaiting your results, please stay in isolation until you’ve been advised by a healthcare professional.
Community Health is announcing the following vaccine clinics, by appointment only:
- January 12, 2022: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Pfizer, 1st & 3rd Doses) @ Kanonhkwa’tsheri:io Health Facility
- January 19, 2022: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Moderna, 1st & 2nd Doses) @ Kanonhkwa’tsheri:io Health Facility
- January 24, 2022: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Pfizer for ages 5-11) @ Kanonhkwa’tsheri:io Health Facility
Community members can email email@example.com to obtain a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination receipts. In your email request, please be sure to include your name and date of birth. Community Health Program staff will input the record of your dose into the Ontario Health Provincial System. Once your information has been input into the system, the province will send the receipt via email with your official Ontario COVID-19 vaccination receipts in 1-3 business days.
If you need to be tested for COVID-19, please make an appointment with MCA’s Community Health Program by calling 613-575-2341 ext. 3220. Community members can also access free testing through the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Check their website, www.srmt-nsn.gov, for testing dates. Test results can take between 3-7 days to return.
If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting your results, please remain in isolation until you have been advised otherwise by a healthcare professional. If you have been directed to quarantine, and are in need of essential food supplies, please contact 613-936-1548 ext. 1300 during regular business hours (M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), or 800-480-4208 after hours or on weekends. If staff are unavailable at either phone number, please leave a message, and staff will return your call as soon as they are able.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit the MCA website at www.akwesasne.ca/covid-19.