Covid-19 Community Update: 14 Aug

Warm Springs, OR August 14, 2020

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

“As of 8:41am on 8/14/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 2351 Total Tests, 28 Total New Tests 21 run in-house, 1 (4.8%), positive; 7 sent to reference labs (all to State Lab); Total New Positive 1, 1 from today’s testing, 0 result(s) from our reference labs (tests from previous days), 0 results from outside sources (hospitals, community testing events, etc.) Total Positive Tests: 265, 225 in-house (should have been X yesterday), 40 affiliated patients (those tested elsewhere); Total Unique Cases: 223 –(2 un-unique cases); Currently Hospitalized: 8; On Ventilator: 2; New Deaths: 0; Cumulative Deaths: 4; # of Employees who have tested positives: 2……There are currently 56 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and HIS staff and 51 close contacts receiving daily monitoring by HIS staff.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CoVID-19 Update

Please stay home during the organization closure: Note: closure continued….”In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Tribal Council has approved another 1-week shut down. Re-opening date to still be determined. Tribal government offices will be closed from August 17 through August 21, 2020. This does not apply to essential services….” Michele Stacona, Secretary-Treasurer/CEO, CTWS.

“As you get older, your risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 increases. Everyone, especially older adults and others at increased risk of severe illness, should take steps to protect themselves from getting COVID-19.” Center for Disease Control.  A serious reminder that if you are positive with the Corona Virus-19, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs tribal government expects you to be responsible and isolate yourself……if not Ordinance 101 will allow detention of those that do not comply with ordered isolation/quarantine.

The Boil Water Notice is still in effect for Warm Springs Agency area. The agency water needs to be tested for drinkability and hopefully by this Monday. “As with any aging system, we could still experience main line breaks that could require specific areas to lose water pressure and possibly require a localized boil water notice. If these isolated issues arise, we will do our best to notify folks as soon as we possibly can.” Travis Wells, General Manager, Branch of Public Utilities. For more information contact: The Branch of Public Utilities, Water and Wastewater division at (541)553-3246