Covid-19 Community Update: 15 Sept, 2020

Warm Springs, OR September 15, 2020

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

“As of 9:28am, 9/15/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3002 Total Tests, 2697 Total Negative, 7 tests Pending, 276 Total Positive Cases (45 Positive test from other facilities, 321 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 36 Hospitalized, 35 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. Monday – 9/14 a total of 17 tested, 1 new positive from our tests and another reported by St. Charles (ED visit), along with a new Hospitalization. Fires continue to be a concern, with the air quality being poor (health hazard) this morning – AQI=251.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

The tribal organization is open 100 percent, which means with Covid-19 safety practices in place to ensure a safe and health workspace. Everyone should assist in cleaning and disinfecting their work areas, wear masks outside of you work area and social distance.

Fire and smoke are complicating lives throughout Oregon, safe and healthy practices are needed everywhere. If you reside in a possible evacuation area, make sure you have communications with your family and listen to directions from emergency officials. Remember if you are evacuated and are quarantining or isolating to let the officials know so separation of people can occur when sharing a shelter area.

Keep Masking up, social distancing, avoid gatherings of any size and not your household, avoid hot spots and be careful when near fire incidents.