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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe renews emergency protocols after 8 new COVID-19 cases confirmed this week


The spikes that adorn the outer surface of the coronavirus, which impart the look of a corona, when viewed through an electron microscope. CDC photo

AKWESASNE - In response to eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community members reported this week, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne renewed its emergency protocols and restrictions Friday.

To prevent continued spread of the virus in the community, the tribe's Emergency Operations Center extended five pandemic guidelines until further notice.

A curfew remains in effect from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. daily, with the exception of anyone performing essential services. All businesses must close at the 11 p.m. curfew, and all outdoor gatherings must be reduced to 25 people or less, while social distancing. Off-premises alcohol sales must end at 8 p.m., and on-premises alcohol sales continue to be prohibited during the tribe's state of emergency, initially declared March 16.


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