Akwesasne Local Business and COVID-19 Travel Updates

Akwesasne cares about the health and safety of our residents, workers, and visitors. As loyal customers and visitors alike, we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the territory of Akwesasne. We have incorporated new COVID-19 health and safety control measures to protect you, our local businesses, and our community.

 

REOPENING INFORMATION

Akwesasne is reopening for our loyal customers and visitors with the guidance of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) and their reopening protocols. We ask that you please respect the health and safety control measures set in place by our Akwesasne local businesses. We are all in this together. The following protocols will help keep everyone healthy and safe.

 

PLAN AHEAD

For the best experience, it is recommended that you plan and call ahead to ensure a local business is open before you arrive. Due to the unique location of Akwesasne, some protocols may differ from the U.S. and Canadian portions of our territory.

 

LOCAL PROTOCOLS

  • Masks are currently required indoors and outdoors where social distancing is not possible.
  • Social distancing of six feet/2 meters is recommended where possible.
  • Capacity limits are identified in most places to ensure social distancing.
  • Sanitization stations are readily available at all Akwesasne local businesses.
  • Mobility impaired persons require additional space, so please provide the extra distance to allow safe passage.
  • Washing hands thoroughly for twenty (20) seconds and use hand sanitizer when and where available.
  • Prepare by bringing your own health and safety supplies, such as a mask, hand sanitizer, and tissue.
  • Stay home if you’re sick or not feeling well, or become ill.

ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Most attractions and activities are open with new health and safety control measures in place. We recommend you plan and call ahead to confirm new hours of operation for any Akwesasne local businesses. Below are the health and safety control measures you should expect to follow:

 

DINING

Most restaurants are now open with new health and safety control measures currently in place. Some restaurants now offer take-out and delivery services. . However, to avoid potential exposure and the spread of the COVID virus, it is recommended that dining be limited to members of your family bubble. Also, most restaurants are now operating on limited hours, please call ahead.

Woman shopping at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino wearing a mask

RETAIL

Local retail and gift shops in Akwesasne continue to reopen and follow COVID guidance to provide a welcoming, healthy, and safe environment.

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel accommodations are now open and welcoming customers with increased health and safety control measures, sanitization protocols, and specific capacity limits. Please plan and call the hotel/motel directly before your stay to ensure you have the latest COVID health and safety control measures

 

Comfort Inn & Suites Adj To Akwesasne Mohawk Casino

The Comfort Inn & Suites has updated its guest services and operations in line with COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Current protocols include:

  • Plexiglas barriers have been placed at the front desk.
  • Social distancing floor markers have been placed in the lobby..
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available in the lobby, elevator landings, and common guest use areas.
  • Continental Breakfast consist of prepackaged items, seating is not currently available to promote social distancing.
  • The fitness room is available for single guest use.
  • Daily guest room cleaning is suspended to protect both our guests and associates.
  • Choice Hotel’s Commitment to Clean protocols remain in effect for all guest rooms and public spaces.
  • Pool/whirlpool and guest lounge remain closed at this time.

For more information, call (518) 358-1000 or visit their website.

 

Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort

The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort has reopened to the public with extensive health and safety protocols to keep visitors and employees safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic. There are reduced hours and limited capacity in the casino, restaurants, hotel, and other facilities at this time. The spa, Bingo, buffet, and valet are closed until further notice.

Current protocols include:

  • Guests, team members, and vendors are required to wear a mask.
  • All guests and associates will be screened at entrances with a non-invasive temperature scan.
  • Smoking indoors is temporarily prohibited. Guests may smoke outside in a covered, designated smoking area.
  • Nightly deep cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Plexiglas barriers have been placed in various areas, including the cashier’s cage, front desk, gift shop, table games, and points of sale.
  • Social distancing floor markers have been placed throughout the property.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the property.
  • The Resort is operating at a reduced occupancy to maintain social distancing guidelines.
  • Guests must all be age of majority (18+) to enter the resort, including hotel.
  • Machines will be sanitized after use by the Clean Team. Guests also have the choice to use provided cleaning wipes to clean the machine before use.
  • AMCR wheelchairs will not be available at this time.

For more information, contact the property (518) 358-2222 or visit their website.

 

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

The territory of Akwesasne sits on the U.S.-Canada international border. At this time, the Canadian border is open for fully vaccinated visitors from the U.S. Please plan ahead and be mindful of the places you are trying to visit while COVID-19 travel restrictions are in place. Should you wish to remain up to date with border information, please review the following border services websites U.S. Border Protection Service or Canada Border Service Agency.

For more information on the territory of Akwesasne and our current COVID-19 Pandemic protocols, please do not hesitate to visit the following:

  • U.S. visitors can find more information on Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s protocols on their website and by contacting (518) 358-2272 or emailing eac@srmt-nsn.gov.
  • Canadian visitors can find more information at Mohawk Council of Akwesasne by visiting their website or contacting (613) 575-2250 or emailing eoc@akwesasne.ca.