Nya:wëh sgë:nö’. I hope this letter finds our Nation and all Seneca families doing well. January 20th marked the two-year anniversary of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States. Within weeks, the virus had spread across the country, reaching every corner of every community. The virus has been, and remains, a dominant […]
Special Edition: COVID-19 (2-4-22)
Special Edition: COVID – 19
Although we have made many investments, distributions of PPE, and continued in our efforts to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the sharp increase in cases beginning in August of 2021 presents new challenges and has prompted us to adapt accordingly. This newsletter serves as an update of information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The […]
Although COVID-19 vaccines remain effective in preventing severe disease, recent data suggest their effectiveness at preventing infection or severe illness wanes over time, especially in people ages 65 years and older. The recent emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19. To be […]
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 5-11: What Parents Should Know Below is an informational from the CDC containing the answers to the questions parents are seeking. You can also view additional info at: CDC.gov/covid19
Covid-19 Vaccination OPEN ELIGIBILITY
Get your vaccinated at our Seneca Nation Health System! Check out the flyer below to schedule an appointment at either the LRJHC in Allegany or the CIRHC in Cattaraugus.
STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK!
Face masks must be worn properly to be effective- masks should be worn above your nose, over your mouth, and under your chin.
Symptoms of COVID-19
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with (any of) these symptoms may have COVID-19: • Fever or chills• Cough• Shortness of breath or difficulty […]
Seneca Nation Covid-19 Test Sites
Seneca Nation Covid-19 ALLEGANY Test Site The Seneca Nation Covid-19 Taskforce has relocated the CTS FREE Covid-19 testing site to the rear entrance of the Allegany Community Center located at 3677 Administration Drive, Salamanca, NY 14779. Testing hours have been UPDATED. Operations will continue daily for all community members from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]
COVID-19 Test Results
If the individual being tested is symptomatic and tests negative thru a rapid test or at-home test, they should self-quarantine until they receive PCR results. Rapid tests and at-home tests are not as accurate for asymptomatic individuals or screening for exposure. Testing again, at a later date, may be indicated depending on the last date […]
Quarantine vs. Isolation
You quarantine when you might have been exposed to the virus. You isolate when you have been infected with the virus, even if you don’t have symptoms. Quarantine: Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with […]