For Immediate Release
Tsiothóhrko:wa/January 8, 2021

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Community Health Program reports seven (7) new active cases of COVID-19 in the northern portion of the community, as of January 8, 2021. There are now a total of 31 active cases, and 80 total cases since the start of the pandemic. The total cases include the three new cases reported from the Tsiionkwanonhso:te Long Term Care Facility.

MCA extends its best wishes for a speedy recovery to all those infected, as well as appreciation to those isolating and quarantining to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. We express our condolences to those who have lost a loved one.  

In order to prevent further spread of COVID-19, please restrict social gatherings and wear a mask when around others. Wash hands frequently and maintain six feet of distance from anyone outside your household. Stay home when you’re sick and isolate if you’ve been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.  

If you are in need of mental health support, please contact our Wholistic Health & Wellness Program at 613-575-2341 ext. 3115.  

If you have questions about the COVID-19 response and emergency plans, please contact the Emergency Operations Centre at 613-575-5005, 613-575-2331 or email  

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,, for testing dates.  

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the MCA website at…/