Covid-19 Community Update: 5 Nov.

Warm Springs, OR November 5, 2020

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

“As of 8:43 am, 11/5/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 4162 Total Tests, 3796 Total Negative, 0 tests Pending, 341 Total Positive Cases (53 Positive test from other  facilities, 394 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 46 Hospitalized, 45 Discharged and 10 Deaths. There are currently 11 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 12 close contacts receiving daily monitoring. Wednesday – 11/4 a total of 49 tested, 4 new positive, 8 total positives for the week. 31 Rapid, 2 positive; 15 BinaxNow, 0 positive; 3 State, 0 positive returned from State; 2 positive reported by Other Healthcare Facility; 1 Current Hospitalization, 0 on ventilator; 1w 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 19.56%. From Warm Springs Indian Health Service: “6 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY AUTUMN: 1. Protect yourself and others; follow Covid-19 Safety rules; 2. Get FLU SHOT 3. Do have risky behavior-do not drink and drive; 4. Wash hands often; 5. Prepare for cold weather, bundle up 6. For holiday dinners, keep food precautions, clean up after raw food roasting.”

“Due to coronavirus pandemic and upon the recommendation of the COVID-19 team, the in-person budget meetings will not be held this year. The COVID-19 team considers the health and safety of each of you as their top priority and the COVID-19 team understands that a majority of our elders and people with compromised immune systems customarily attend these budget meetings. The COVID-19 team wants to limit the consequences of an in-person meeting that could lead to an outbreak of the virus. We are in an unprecedented time with this virus and hope next year we can continue with our normal budget process.

…….The Tribal council is asking for comments to be submitted in writing to the Tribal Council office by November 20, 2020. They may be dropped off at the Administration building or mailed to PO Box C, Warm Springs, OR 97761 Attn: Tribal Council 2021 Budget.” Tribal Council letter, 2021 Budget