Covid-19 Community Update: 18 Aug

Warm Springs, OR August 18, 2020

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

“As of 9:21am on 8/18/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 2440 Total Tests, 2166 Total Negative, 24 Tests Pending, 236 Total Positive Cases, 16 Total Invalid, 26 Hospitalized, 19 Discharged, 6 Deaths.

There are currently 41 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and HIS staff and 42 close contacts receiving daily monitoring by HIS staff.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

The Warm Springs Tribal Council and CoVid-10 Response Team are very concerned about community or sporadic spread; this is when the source of positive cannot be discerned. This with no symptoms for a person that is CoVID-19 positive demands being very careful when in larger families and having young persons stay home and safe… difficult as it is—-young persons must limit their interactions with their friends, peers outside of their households.

Please stay home during the organization closure: Note: closure continued….”In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Tribal Council has approved another 1-week shut down. Re-opening date to still be determined. Tribal government offices will be closed from August 17 through August 21, 2020. This does not apply to essential services….” Michele Stacona, Secretary-Treasurer/CEO, CTWS.

A serious reminder that if you are positive with the Corona Virus-19, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs tribal government expects you to be responsible and isolate yourself……if not Ordinance 101 will allow detention of those that do not comply with ordered isolation/quarantine.

Boil Water Notice Lifted—As of 4:30 p.m. August 17, 2020, the EPA concurred with the results and recommendation of the water department to lift the boil water notice. Normal consumption of potable water can resume.” Travis Wells, General Manager, Branch of Public Utilities, 541-553-3246