Iakhihsohtha Visitor Restrictions In Effect During Gastroenteritis Outbreak

Ennisko:wa/ March 11, 2016

Please be advised that the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of Health considers the safety of the Iakhihsohtha Home for the Elderly residents, employees and community members’ one of our highest priorities. Effective immediately, visits to Iakhihsohtha will be completely restricted until further notice to contain a gastroenteritis outbreak. Visitor restrictions are in place due to a number of residents with gastrointestinal illness.

We will assess the status of the outbreak on a daily basis and will lift visitor restrictions as soon as the risk to our residents, families, employees and community members has been minimized.

MCA Department of Health thanks the community in advance for their cooperation throughout this precautionary measure. Meals on wheels will not be impacted by the visitor restrictions at this time.

Immediate family members of Iakhihsohtha residents should contact the Home for the Elderly at (613) 575-2507 for further information.

Daily updates will be provided and posted and on the MCA Facebook page as well as the Community Health Facebook Page.

For more information please call the Community Health office at (613) 575-2341 Ext. 3220.