For updates on the SNI response to Covid-19, click here to visit the Seneca Nation Coronavirus Response Hub.

To receive important updates via phone & text, click here and learn 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.

Presidential Update 2/19/21

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President Pagels provides important updates about COVID testing events, as well as vaccine distribution and banking issues due to the Texas storm. He announces the upcoming AOA Blizzard Box distribution for Elders, virtual Special Council registration instructions, and the deadline for board, committee, and commission membership applications. He closes with an acknowledgement of the valuable educational work Bill Crouse has been doing recently with the Salamanca City School District.

Presidential Update - 2/15/21

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President Pagels offers thanks to all the frontline workers and first responders, cites a decrease in positive cases, and announces a vaccination clinic being offered by Cattaraugus County taking place this week at the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino. He also notes that the Seneca Nation Housing Authority has received a grant for rental assistance for tenants, the Irving Bingo Hall has reopened, and SGC will be hosting a job fair next week. *Be advised the location for COVID testing in Allegany has been changed from the DPW building to the Fire Hall.

Presidential Update - 2/12/21

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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.

Presidential Update - 2/9/2021

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President Pagels offers condolences on the passing of 4 community members, while also providing information on an increase in positive cases, two additional pop-up testing events, and vaccination efforts. He concludes with an update about trash collection on territory and the upcoming virtual regular Council session for February.

Presidential Update - 1/25/2021

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President Pagels gives an update on a slight increase in positive cases of COVID-19, SNHS receiving another batch of vaccine doses, as well as upcoming community testing events, annual registration deadline extension, vaccine information sessions, and the virtual meeting for February’s regular Council session.

Presidential Update 1/15/21

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President Pagels gives an update on the Seneca Nation Health System’s ongoing vaccination efforts, testing statistics, and upcoming community testing events. He also offers condolence on the passing of Joe Crangle, who served as legal counsel to the Nation for many years.

Presidential Update 1/11/2021

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President Pagels gives the latest COVID-19 statistics and upcoming testing dates for the Seneca Nation. He also announces a weekly virtual information session about COVID response/vaccination efforts, the formation of a Climate Change Task Force, and the Nation’s new Twitter account.

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