AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR COMMUNITY

The SNI GIS Department has put together a COVID-19 response website to ensure our community has access to timely and accurate information. Click here for the Seneca Nation Coronavirus Response Hub.

If you would like to join the Seneca Nation Emergency Notification System please click to learn more about the Regroup Messaging System.

As cases of COVID-19 increase in our area, remember that you or someone you encounter may have the virus and not know it or display symptoms. There are many ways to prevent infection and stop the spread. Whether you feel healthy or not- stay home, wash your hands often, and avoid close contact with people outside of your household (stay 6 feet apart).

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, or have any concerns about your health, call your primary care provider to be assessed. Patients of the Lionel R. John Health Center can call (716) 945-5894 and patients of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center can call (716) 532-5582.

Emergency Management

The Seneca Nation Department of Emergency Management will utilize a proactive, all hazards approach to develop a comprehensive emergency management program. This will be accomplished by the application of planning, technology, best practices, and management to coordinate an effective response to events that affect large numbers of people in our communities, do extensive damage to property, or disrupt community life. The emergency management program will be greatly enhanced by strong partnerships with other Seneca Nation departments, Indian Nations, jurisdictions, and by productive partnerships with volunteer agencies such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army. By accomplishing this, we will become a model of success for Indian Country and surrounding communities.

The mission of the Seneca Nation Emergency Management is to serve the citizens of the Seneca Nation through effective planning for natural and man-made disasters. Our goal is to save lives and protect property through coordination of an emergency management system integrated with all emergency response organizations, support services, and volunteers. We will be an advocate for greater community efforts, including educating the general public to mitigate and prepare for potential disasters. We will support efforts to train and exercise emergency responders. We will coordinate with all appropriate agencies for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery operations.