Warm Springs, OR June 5, 2020

Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
Email: louie.pitt@wstribes.org
Phones: 541-553-3540/541-777-1359

“As of 4:15p on 6/5/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 657 Total Tests, 599 Total Negative, 9 Test Pending, 46 Positive Cases, 2 Hospitalized, 3 Total Invalid, 17 have recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24-48 hours for results Our testing capability currently stands at 403 STATE and 476 ABBOTT test kits. We continue to do random surveillance testing of our high-risk community members. We will begin a broader surveillance of the CTWS employees, as staff begin to return to work in the coming weeks. Note – we have a presumptive positive case (individual not tested, but a contact of a positive case).” Hyllis Dauphinais, Sr., CEO Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center

The Warm Springs Tribal Council decide early this week to re-open June 8, 2020, following the Warm Springs CoVID-19 Response team’s recommendation, when the opening occurs that it should be a gradual, phased in effort-so 25 percent of staff will be return to work. The higher risk employees, elderly and other health issues will be in the last phase. The approach is “….contingent upon increase of Corona-Virus-19 and on community safety.”

The Warm Springs Tribal Council will meet with the CoVID-19 Response team Monday to discuss the increase of positive cases occurring this week.

Beware of the continued danger of the Corona Virus-19 wherever you travel. Measure the risk of venturing anywhere and especially avoid “Hot Spots” of the disease in Yakama (Wa.) and Deschutes counties.

To check Oregon Status as of 0800 on 6/5/2020 go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
Also Center for Disease Control go to: cdc.gov


Press Release 6-5-2020