Covid-19 Community Update: 16 July

Warm Springs, OR July 16, 2020

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

“As of 4:30p on 7/16/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 1491 Total Tests, 1309 Total Negative, 66 Test Pending, 110 Total Positive Cases, 6 Total Invalid, 9 Hospitalized, 6 Discharged, 84 Recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24-48 hours for results and our maximum daily capacity for Rapid tests is 20-22. Our test kit inventory currently stands at 199 STATE and 226 ABBOTT (Rapid) test kits. We continue to do random surveillance testing of our high-risk community members, our healthcare and first responder staff, and we continue to conduct broader surveillance of the CTWS employees, as the community has reopened.” Hyllis D. Dauphinais, Sr. CEO, Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center ph: 541-553-2176

Welcome to Dr. Thomas Weiser from Portland Area Office, Indian Health Service. He is an Epidemiologist. He will be working with local Warm Springs Health staff with support and recommendations. The Warm Springs CoVID-19 Response team remind all that face coverings (On and Off-Reservation), social distancing, washing hands often, stay away from sick people stay away from “hot spots”, if you have to isolate or quarantine, please follow CHS directions-if you are tested POSITIVE that is serious—stay home and away from others.

The summer temperatures are coming so hydrate up, wear that wide rim hat outdoors, sun tan lotion, monitor your activities, don’t do physical work during heat of the day, and remember CoVID demands respect.

The Boil Water Notice is still in effect for Warm Springs Agency area. For more information contact: The Branch of Public Utilities, Water and Wastewater division at (541)553-3246. Conservation of water is critical as repairs will take time; please continue to conserve water. The water available for the Agency community is still low.

To check Oregon Status as of 0800 on 7/16/2020 go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
Also Center for Disease Control go to: cdc.gov

Press Release 7-16-2020

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