Covid-19 Community Update: 21 Sept, 2020

Warm Springs, OR September 21, 2020

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

“As of 9:01 am, 9/21/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3100 Total Tests, 2786 Total Negative, 0 tests Pending, 292 Total Positive Cases (47 Positive test from other facilities, 339 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 38 Hospitalized, 37 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 17 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 6 close contacts receiving daily monitoring. Friday – 9/18 a total of 33 tested, 3 new positives 17 total for the week. Smoke hampered our broader surveillance testing. 1 Current Hospitalization, 0 on ventilator.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

The Lionshead fire is still burning with 13% containment which impacts our air quality which is poor (health hazard) this morning – AQI=265. Please use KN95 masks if you are in the smoke. Stay inside, close windows and avoid any strenuous activity outdoors.

The Warm Springs COVID-19 Response team reminds all to keep up the good work in lessening the spread of the Pandemic disease. Individuals must remember to mask up, it really makes a difference; social distance-latest data says 6 feet and more is needed; avoid gatherings; stay away from hot spots, educate your young ones about dangers of COVID-19 and monitor your own health in case COVID-19 symptoms develop. Cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever, sometimes chills—if any symptoms call IHC “The Clinic” and talk to a provider about your symptoms. Follow instructions of provider or Community Health to better protect yourself, family and community.

Keep Masking up, social distancing, avoid gatherings of any size and not your household, avoid hot spots and be careful when near fire incidents.