Covid-19 Community Update: 12 Nov

Warm Springs, OR November 12, 2020

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

“As of 9:01 am, 11/12/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 4309Total Tests, 3924 Total Negative, 5 tests Pending, 358 Total Positive Cases (54 Positive test from other facilities, 412 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 47 Hospitalized, 46 Discharged and 10 Deaths. There are currently 28 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 25 close contacts receiving daily monitoring. Tuesday – 11/12 a total of 34 tested, 11 new positive, 14 total positives for the week. 20 Rapid, 1 positive; 14 BinaxNow, 9 positive; 5 State, 0 positive returned from State; 0 positive 1 positive reported by Other Healthcare Facility; 1 Current Hospitalization, 0 on ventilator; 0 new COVID related death.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

Related notes from WS Health and Wellness Center: Flu Vaccine numbers: community at 20%.

Pandemic fatigue or tired of having to mask up, do social distancing and not visiting my relatives….now is the time to step up you Covid safety practices. Our Warm Springs community has battled hard to get to this point against the Covid-19 pandemic. The Warm Springs Covid-19 Response team is learning about this disease by the day….”A record-breaking surge in United States coronavirus cases is being driven to a significant degree by casual occasions that may feel deceptively safe, officials and scientists warn—dinner parties, game nights, sleepovers and carpools.”

The Governor of Oregon has ordered some counties to “pause” their reopening of their community. In the Warm Springs community, the empowering resolution that got the Covido-19 Response team formed has the phrase: “….contingent upon…” our business openings, hours of tribal government is contingent upon the increase or decrease of the positive Covid-19 cases. The prevention of loss of lives is top priority of the Warm Springs Tribal Council, Tribal Government and Covid-19 Response team.