President Pagels gives updates on the latest COVID-19 statistics, testing, and access to vaccination. He also shares information about how to register for upcoming virtual Council sessions and the automated urgent messaging system, as well as applying for open positions on various Nation boards, committees, and commissions. He closes with noting that Councilor Tina Abrams has been invited to give the invocation for National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) State of Indian Nations address.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR COMMUNITY
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.