Akwesasne Mohawk territory spans the US-Canada border, two provinces and a state, two New York counties, and multiple election districts. Photo provided
The Mohawk Council of Akwasasne (MCA) Department of Health issued a reminder on Wednesday that a travel quarantine is still in place for those who leave Akwasasne.
Those living in the jurisdiction of the MCA, MCA employees, and the household members of MCA employees who travel outside the MCA’s 100-mile radius must quarantine for 14 days when they return to Akwasasne.
The MCA reports that the rate of COVID cases is decreasing in the northern portion of Akwasasne. The health department is appealing to residents and employees to help continue that trend.
Traveling and not adhering to safe practices, including quarantining increases the risk of spreading COVID, including the more contagious new variants, to the whole community. To date the MCA has reported 7 reported death due to COVID-19 in the northern portion of Akwasasne.
Anyone living in an Akwasasne household who develops symptoms should contact the Community Heath Program, 613-575-2341 ext. 3220.
On Thursday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that domestic travelers entering the state from U.S. states or territories will no longer have to quarantine beginning April 1.