Warm Springs, OR — September 14, 2020
Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
“As of 8:33 am, 9/14/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 2985 Total Tests, 2688 Total Negative, 0 tests Pending, 275 Total Positive Cases (44 Positive test from other facilities, 319 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 35 Hospitalized, 34 Discharged and 8 Deaths. There are currently 9 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 9 close contacts receiving daily monitoring. Friday – 9/11 a total of 4 tested, 0 new positives, 0 current hospitalization, 0 on ventilator.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update
Lionshead fire is still burning and has caused a Level 2, Get Ready to GO, for the Sidwalter area and adjacent areas, Simnasho and Schoolie Flat is a level 1, Be Ready. Please pack your valuables, heirlooms and important documents. Remember your life is very important to your family. Follow orders from fire/emergency officials when they knock on your door.
Smoke is very hazardous so N-95 masks are what you need due to smoke particles are small and get through the COVID masks. Smoke is very dangerous to those with asthma and other lung disorders. Stay out of smoke, close windows, turn on air cleaners, no hard work outside when it is smoky. Make sure your family is communicating with you, make sure you can call for help if it should come to that. Charge up you cell phone, have an emergency kit (water, medicines, some food, small change of clothes and GO! If ordered to do so.
Keep Masking up, social distancing, avoid gatherings of any size and not your household, avoid hot spots and be careful when near fire incidents.
STAY HOME, STAY SAFE