Warm Springs, OR — July 17, 2020
Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
C O R R E C T I O N
“As of 4:45p on 7/17/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 1543 Total Tests, 1352 Total Negative, 65 Test Pending, 120 Total Positive Cases, 6 Total Invalid, 9 Hospitalized, 6 Discharged, 88 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 163 STATE and 282 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
The Warm Springs CoVID-19 Response team is monitoring the Corona Virus-19 positive numbers and is watching for increased threat to our community. Please note that we have seen an uptick of 17 new cases this week. Tribal Council will be reviewing a isolation/quarantine ordinance, “…to control the spread and public health risk to others of COVID-19 on the Warm Springs Reservation,…” The virus is spreading and we, as a community, need to continue to protect ourselves, our families, our young and our elders.
A hearty ‘ thank you’ to Dr. Weiser to visit and review the Indian Health Services operations. He had time to do a question and answer through Zoom (computer visuals) with Tribal Council. He stressed the points that face covering, social distancing, avoiding gatherings, staying away from hot spots truly works.
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.
Corrected Release: Press Release 7-17-2020c
Original Release: Press Release 7-17-2020