Covid-19 Community Upate: 27 July

Warm Springs, OR July 27, 2020

Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
Email: [email protected]
Phones: 541-553-3540/541-777-1359

“As of 4:45p on 7/27/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 1851 Total Tests, 1642 Total Negative, 35 Test Pending, 165 Total Positive Cases, 9 Total Invalid, 16 Hospitalized, 6 Discharged, 1 death and 109 Recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24–48 hours for results and our maximum daily capacity for Rapid tests is 20-22. Our test kit inventory currently stands at 201 STATE and 454 ABBOTT (Rapid) test kits. We continue to do random surveillance testing of our high-risk community members, our healthcare and first responder staff, and we continue to conduct broader surveillance of the CTWS employees, as the community has reopened.” Michele K. Miller, Deputy CEO, Warm Springs health & Wellness Center, Ph: 541-553-6275

The number of positives on-reservation are increasing and more in the hospitals…our health professionals tell us: “If we want to stop the spread of the virus in the community. We need to stay home, especially when instructed by medical staff. Wearing a facemask when around others is helpful but staying away from people outside of the house is a better way to stop the spread of the virus. It is up to you to keep our community safe. Working together we can stop the spread of this virus and save lives.” Katie Russell, Community Health Services Manager, CTWS.

The Boil Water Notice is still in effect for Warm Springs Agency area. For more information contact: The Branch of Public Utilities, Water and Wastewater division at (541)553-3246. Conservation of water is critical as repairs will take time; please continue to conserve water. The water available for the Agency community is still low. Construction is scheduled to begin within the next two weeks, be forewarned that water will have to be shut off for a day, two days at the most for repairs. The Shut Off days will be announced so we can prepare with storage of water at home.

Stay Home, Stay Safe
To check Oregon Status as of 0800 on 7/27/2020 go to:

https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID

Also go to:

https://CDC.gov for Center of Disease Control

Press Release 7-27-2020

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