Covid-19 Community Update: 21 Oct

Warm Springs, OR October 21, 2020

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

“As of 10:47 am, 10/21/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested
3855Total Tests, 3503 Total Negative, 1 tests Pending, 329 Total Positive Cases (51 Positive test from other facilities, 380 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 41 Hospitalized, 41 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 7 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 16 close contacts receiving daily monitoring; Tuesday – 10/20 a total of 15 tested, 0 new positive and 2 total for week. 0 Current Hospitalization, 0 on ventilator. ” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

Related notes from WS Health and Wellness Center: Flu Vaccine numbers – Federal Employees 90 (93.9%) —Community 763 or 13.7% of 2019 user population. The air quality this morning is Good AQI =14.

The Warm Springs Tribal Council wants to honor or legal duties outlined in our Tribal Constitution to meet on the 2021 budget; to meet with Covid-19 safety in mind is a challenge. At this time the Warm Springs Covid-19 Response team is measure meeting spaces to determine how many can occupy the meeting space within the guidelines of social distancing, crowd flow, firm mask rules etc. Tribal Council will decide soon if a meeting can take place but realizes input from the tribal membership is important.

Note: Important Reminder from The Center for Disease Control aka CDC….called masks “one of the most effective strategies available for reducing COVID-19 transmission…and said well fitted face coverings ..are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings…” CBS News

Keep up the great effort on lessening chances of spreading Covid-19.