Warm Springs, OR — May 21, 2020
Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
“As of 4:30p on 5/21/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 330 Total Tests, with 309 Total Negative, 1 Test Pending, 17 Total Positive Cases, 3 Total Invalid and 17 Recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24-48 hours for results. Our testing capability currently stands at 139 STATE and 419 ABBOTT test kits. We continue to do random surveillance testing of our high-risk community members.” CoVID-19 Brief & Update, Hyllis Dauphinais, Sr., CEO, Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center.
The Warm Springs reservation is preparing for the increased traffic on U. S. 26. A three-day Memorial day weekend, along with warmer weather and cabin fever-all making for the need to remind all to be courteous, patient and that Corona Virus-19 is still among us.
The Memorial weekend is starting with an Oregon Air National Guard flyover of the Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center at 10:07 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2020. “The flyovers are a joint effort between Oregon’s 173rd Fighter Wing, based in Klamath Falls, and the 142nd Wing, based in Portland, aimed at supporting and thanking healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential workers who are working to keep Oregonians safe and healthy each day.” According to KTVZ News Sources.
The Warm Springs Tribal Council, Warm Springs CoVID-19 and the Warm Springs community are all thankful to the dedicated healthcare, first responders, police, utilities and essential service departments for their service through this Pandemic. Please be safe, stay close to home, mask-up, social-distancing still necessary, wash hands often. Keep on protecting yourself, your families and our community.
STAY HOME, SAVE LIVES