For Immediate Release
Tsiothóhrko:wa/January 8, 2021

In our ongoing effort to keep the community updated with the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak at the Tsiionkwanonhso:te Long Term Care Facility, we regret to inform the community that a second resident has passed. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne sends its deepest condolences to the family for their loss.  With this announcement, the COVID-related death increases to two (2). Under Ontario Health, a death is reported as a COVID-19 death, whether or not COVID-19 was determined to be a contributing or underlying cause of death.

Eastern Ontario Health Unit also made us aware of three (3) new active cases at Tsiionkwanonhso:te.

The current statistics for cases at the facility are as follows:


Total Cases of Tsiionkwanonhso:te residents:  13 residents 

Total Resolved residents: 5 (2 fatalities, 3 recovered)

Total active residents:  8 active (as of January 7, 2021)


Total Cases of Staff at Tsiionkwanonhso:te:  10 staff

Total resolved staff:  5 (0 fatalities, 5 recovered)

Total active staff:  5 active (as of January 8, 2021)


Total active cases within Tsiionkwanonhso:te (staff and residents):  13 active cases


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 also extend our sincerest appreciation to our frontline workers and long-term care staff who have remained diligent and dedicated during this most trying time.


We express our sincerest condolences to those who have lost a loved one.