Covid-19 Community Update: 1 Oct

Warm Springs, OR October 1, 2020

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

“As of 9:32 am, 10/1/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3449 Total Tests, 3082 Total Negative, 37 tests Pending, 308 Total Positive Cases (50 Positive test from other facilities, 358 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 40 Hospitalized, 40 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 19 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 19 close contacts receiving daily monitoring, Wedneday – 9/30 a total of 39 tested, 4 new positive and 6 total for the week, 0 Current Hospitalization, 0 on ventilator.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

The Lionshead fire is still burning with 35% containment and our air quality is Moderate/Hazardous – AQI = 147-164. Please use KN95 masks if you are in the smoke. Stay inside, close windows and avoid any strenuous activity outdoors. Weather report has warmer temperatures which makes for possible fire growth in the larger fires in Oregon, including Lionshead.

The Warm Springs Covid-19 Response team: “We are starting to see a rise in cases Statewide. Here in Warm Springs, our cases have increased since Labor Day weekend, however each week since has seen a slightly low case count. 17 cases following labor day weekend, then 10 and 6 so far this week. We still have 37 pending State tests, so it is possible we may still see more cases yet this week.”

Air quality this morning is Moderate/Hazardous – AQI=162=164. Smoke also continues to be of concern for the community. Flu shot clinics happening Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 between Agency Longhouse and ECE. Stay in vehicle.

2021 Tribal Budget has changed process due to Covid-19. Please watch for more information later.

The Warm Springs Covid-19 Response team is concerned about any gatherings—we’ve recommended a limit of 10 people, limit amount of time, wear masks, social distance and wash hands frequently. Covid-19 is spread from person to person and can be spread through the air.