Five Positives in Kahnawake for Covid-19

Written by on March 24, 2020

There are now five cases of Covid-19 in Kahnawake and the numbers are expected to grow. Kateri Memorial Hospital Center Executive Director Lisa Westaway says three of the cases are not at the KMHC.

“We haven’t been able to identify the source,” Westaway said. “That is a sign that it is community transmission. So we should all be practicing social distancing, self isolating and staying home as much as possible.”

She says the doors will be reopened at the KMHC tomorrow.

“The hospital is a safe place to be,” she said.

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) Chief Harry Rice says the Council will be announcing an aid package tomorrow for the community.

“We will have big news tomorrow that will comfort and add calmness to the community and that will provide income security and basic needs food and water,” Rice said.

He had some advice as well.

“It is hard. Don’t panic. We are all in this together. Check up on Mom and Dad, Bubba and Tota. Get them supplies and leave them at their door,” he said.

Lloyd Phillips says the Covid-19 Task Force is working to keep the community safe.

“We are trying to be ahead of what’s happening,” Phillips said.

He added that seven Peacekeepers are currently in 14-day isolation, but stressed that they have not tested positive.


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