Covid-19 Community Update: 28 Sept.

Warm Springs, OR September 28, 2020

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

“As of 8:50 am, 9/28/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3317 Total Tests, 2993 Total Negative, 0 tests Pending, 302 Total Positive Cases (50 Positive test from other facilities, 352 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 40 Hospitalized, 39 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 15 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 8 close contacts receiving daily monitoring. Friday – 9/25 a total of 36 tested, 0 new positive and 10 total for the week, 0 positive reported by Other Healthcare Facility, 1 Current Hospitalization, 0 on ventilator.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

The Lionshead fire is still burning with 34% containment and our air quality is good – AQI=15-20. 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 says: “We’ve all worked too hard beating back the tide of the virus, so as a reminder please continue to be diligent, as we need a vaccine to truly get our lives back to a semblance of normalcy. We all know what needs to be done: Stay at least six feet apart from people outside you household; Restrict your gatherings; Wear a face covering when you are outside the house or indoors where distancing can’t be achieved; as always, THANK YOU for all you’re doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

Keep Masking up, social distancing, avoid gatherings of any size and not your household, avoid hot spots and be careful when near fire incidents. Monitor your own health, if you are sick, stay home and call “…the clinic” at 541-553-1196 or other number 553-5512 and tell nurse of your symptoms.