Covid-19 Community Update: 11 Sept

Warm Springs, OR September 11, 2020

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

“As of 8:15 am, 9/11/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 2980 Total Tests, 2676 Total Negative, 11 Tests Pending, 272 Total Positive Cases (44 Positive test from other facilities, 316 Total), 21 Total Invalid, 35 Hospitalized, 34 Discharged and 8 Deaths. There are currently 10 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 25 close contacts receiving daily monitoring by IHS staff. Thursday – 9/10 a total of 19 tested, 0 new positives. 0 currently hospitalized, 0 on ventilator, 1 new COVID death.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 Pandemic is still with us, and now complicated by fires and smoke. The Oregon Health Authority says: “The first priority in wildfire situations is responding to the evacuation and safety instructions of local and state fire officials. Regardless of disease status, if you are asked or ordered to evacuate, you should do so. If you or a household member are quarantining or isolating to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and you need to evacuates……be sure to bring emergency food and water, emergency medicine supply, power sources for medical devices and flashlights, face covering and hand sanitizer, important documents.” We add closing windows in your car if traveling, recirculate and use Tripcheck to figure the safest route out to safety. If home: stay inside, close windows, use air cleaner(s), avoid strenuous work outside and count your blessings.

Keep Masking up, social distancing, avoid gatherings of any size and not your household, avoid hot spots and be careful when near fire incidents.