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.

Cattaraugus Early Childhood Learning Center Closed Today; Will Re-Open Monday, October 19th

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CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, IRVING, N.Y. – The Seneca Nation announced this morning that the Cattaraugus Early Childhood Learning Center will remain closed today, Friday, October 16, 2020. The facility was closed yesterday afternoon, when a worker at the facility learned they had tested positive for COVID-19.

The entire building will undergo a thorough deep cleaning and sanitization today, and will re-open on Monday, October 19.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are keeping the ECLC in Cattaraugus closed for the day,” said Seneca Nation President Rickey Armstrong, Sr. “We will take every precaution necessary to keep our people and our territories safe and to ensure a safe environment for our students and workers at the ECLC.”

Upon learning of the situation, the Nation immediately notified all families of students at the ECLC. In accordance with Seneca Nation protocols, all workers, students and parents entering are screened before entering the ECLC.

“I want to encourage all community residents to please remain vigilant in protecting their families and our community against the spread of the virus. The pandemic is not over,” President Armstrong added. “Let’s continue to work together and practice safe habits, including the use of masks, social distancing and regular hand washing, to keep one another safe.”

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