MCA REPORTS FIVE NEW POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Community Health Program reports five (5) new active cases of COVID-19 in the northern portion of the community as of March 17, 2021.
Current COVID-19 Statistics for the Northern Portion of Akwesasne:
New Positive Cases: 5
Current Active: 8
Total Cases: 258
There has been no further COVID-19 related fatalities
The Department of Health 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.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms below within the last 72 hours without a known cause, please stay home, do not go to work or visit others:
- Fever >37.8 C or 100.04 F
- New onset of cough
- Worsening chronic cough
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell
- Unexplained fatigue/malaise/muscle aches (myalgias)
- Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
- Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
- Runny nose/nasal congestion without a known cause
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 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.
If you have been directed to isolate/quarantine due to exposure, or are awaiting your COVID-19 test results, you can contact the Community in Quarantine Program to receive essential supplies and necessities, at 613-937-4322 (Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM) or 800-480-4208 (after hours/weekends/holidays).
For more information on COVID-19, please visit the MCA website at www.akwesasne.ca/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information/.