AKWESASNE (WWNY) - The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is having a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Tribal officials say they have a total of 14 active cases and blame the surge on community members leaving their guard down.
Twenty-six people are in isolation or under quarantine.
In a release, officials said the surge is mainly from “uncontrolled gatherings and large parties involving individuals from other households.”
Some of the new cases, they said, were because of travel out of the area.
Officials remind the community that much of the spread is by people who are asymptomatic. They say people are infectious for two days before they start showing symptoms.
“Please be mindful that the more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are going to be exposed to the virus,” the release said.