On Friday, Apr. 2, 2021, Tyendinaga Mohawk Council was advised of two positive cases of COVID-19 in their community.
The resulting statement from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte advised the community to avoid travel, or hosting gatherings over the long weekend. They also said contact tracing was underway, and both high and low risk contacts were being alerted by Community Health.
A third case, a high-risk contact of a previously identified case, has been identified in a child at Quinte Mohawk School, according to a statement released on Sunday, Apr. 4, 2021, by the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. This case has been self-isolating, and poses no risk to the school. As for the previous two cases, contact tracing is underway.
The two cases identified on Friday, Apr. 2, 2021 have been confirmed as variants of concern, according to Sunday’s statement. The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte remind community members to continue to practice all public health protocols.
“As the weather warms up, please only gather with members of your household, wear a mask, travel for the essentials and wash your hands regularly, or use sanitizer. We must do all we can to limit the spread within our community,” the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte said.
As of Friday, Apr. 2, 2021, the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory has had nine positive cases of COVID-19 and one death, as reported on their website.