Signs Limiting Access to Kahnawake to be Erected

Written by on April 2, 2020

Signs limiting Kahnawake to local and delivery traffic as well as those who work in the community from the outside only will be going up at the various entrances to the community in the coming days.  Violators could be subject to fines if they disobey.

75 tests have been performed so far at the Kahnawake Covid-19 testing site. Lisa Westaway, the Executive Director of the Kateri Memorial Hospital (KMHC).

The KMHC received some protective supplies today and have enough for the foreseeable future.  Lloyd Phillips, the Commissioner of Public Safety said that more masks and other stock are coming in soon as well. “We are confident we have enough supplies and personal protective equipment to meet the needs,” Phillips said.  

Westaway says as of now, in Kahnawake, the measures seem to be working to limit the spread of the virus. “But until we have a clearer picture it will be really difficult to see over the other side of the hill or when we will come out of this,” Westaway said.

From the Health Ministry in Quebec: Prescription renewals can be done by the pharmacy until July 15th. It means, in most cases that you don’t have to return to your doctor to renew a prescription.  

Ashlan Phillips, the Emergency Food Coordinator KSCS said that the prepared hot meal distribution is for the elders in the community over the age of the 60, or for those who are unable to cook for themselves.

The food distribution portion through the Kateri Food basket is for those who were affected by the loss of employment due to the virus.


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