Second Postive Test for Covid-19 at KMHC
Written by Paul on March 23, 2020
Someone at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Center (KMHC) has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. Public Health out of the Monteregie has begun their investigation and tracking. They are in the process of contacting those who may have been in contact with the infected person. “The news is not a surprise to us,” said Lisa Westaway, the Executive Director at KMHC. ” We are going to see more cases within the Kahnawake community very shortly. But we can limit its spread.”
Westaway said new measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of the staff and patients. Outpatient services and the blood lab have both been closed.
All Non-Essential Businesses have been ordered to Close in Kahnawake. The essential businesses that are permitted to remain open are: Grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies and gas stations. Public Security Commissioner Lloyd Phillips says they are working on a plan to financially support those who have been laid off. “The Council (Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, MCK) is working on a financial assistance package. It should be ready soon for those affected by the coronavirus,” Phillips said.
Phillips said Emergency food services are ramping up through KSCS. Something will be made available within the next day or two.