Covid-19 Community Update: 13 May

Warm Springs, OR May 13, 2020

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

“As of 4:30p on 5/13/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 246 test samples, with 246 Negative, 1 pending, 15 cases, 4 have recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24-48 hours for results. Our testing capability currently stands at 128 STATE and 304 ABBOTT test kits. We continue to do random surveillance testing of our high-risk community members.” Hyllis Dauphinais, Sr., CEO Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center

“We continue to be cautious in releasing individuals who have tested positive from quarantine, and the Public Health Nursing team continues to monitor and communicate with anyone who remains in quarantine on a daily basis. We hope to release several from quarantine later this week, but please know the team will continue to emphasize to these individuals that they are expected to self-monitor and report any symptoms to the healthcare team immediately.” CoVID-19 Brief & Update. H. Dauphinais

The CTWS Tribal Council and WS COVID Response team reminds tribal and community members to keep up your positive practices of using face masks, doing social distancing, avoiding crowds, washing hands often, even though our neighbors, counties, and towns are talking of loosening up safety precautions, you’ve been asked to protect ourselves, our families on and off-reservation.