COVID-19 Community Update: 14 May

Warm Springs, OR May 14, 2021

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

“As of 8:49, 5/14/21 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 10845 Total Tests, 10061 Total Negative, 0 tests Pending, 754 Total Positive Cases, 30 Total Invalid, 82 Hospitalized, 82 Discharged and 24 Deaths, 97 positive test from outside facilities, 851 total, 6.9 overall positivity. 5/13 21 tested, 0 positive, 0.00 % positivity, 0.00% positivity for week. Current Hospitazation 0, on ventilator 0, 0 positivity from outside facility, 0 deaths, St Charles occupancy is 93.52%, and ICUs at 86.67%. Jefferson County risk is HIGH. There are currently 9 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 13 close contacts receiving daily monitoring.

Total # of Primary Covid Vaccinations given: 2406
# of Primary Vaccines on hand: 156
5/10 – 4
5/11 –11
5/12 – 3
5/13 — 11
2nd (BOOSTER DOSE)***************************************************************
Total # of 2nd (booster) Covid Vaccinations given: 2004
# of 2nd Vaccines on hand: 85
5/11 – 5
5/13 – 27

Michele K. Miller, Deputy CEO, Portland Area Indian Health Service, Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center, 1270 Kot-num Rd, PO Box 1209, Warm Springs, Or 97761

PRESS RELEASE May 4, 2020 Page 2

Note from WS Covid Response Team: “Warm Springs Tribal Council has not yet taken up the issue of required face masks since the CDC announced yesterday (5/13/21) that individuals who are fully vaccinated can stop wearing masks and social distancing in most public spaces. For now – Facemasks are still required in Tribal offices and public places on the Warm Springs Reservation. The local COVID-19 Response team will continue to monitor the data and make recommendations based on the health and safety of the Tribal Membership. The Centers for Disease Control guidance says that even people who are fully vaccinated should wear masks when using public transportation, in hospitals and health care clinics and long-term care facilities. School students and teachers will still need to be masked and keep a safe distance apart.

It is important to recognize that there is no way to know if someone without a mask has been fully vaccinated and so continuing to protect yourself and others by wearing a facemask in public places is still a good idea. The other thing everyone 12 and older can do is be vaccinated. If you havn’t done so yet – please call 541-553-2131 to schedule a vaccination appointment. IHS CoVID19 related news and updates.