Covid-19 Community Update: 22 July

Warm Springs, OR July 22, 2020

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

“As of 5:00p on 7/22/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 1677 Total Tests, 1510 Total Negative, 18 Test Pending, 143 Total Positive Cases, 6 Total Invalid, 11 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 97 STATE and 487 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 & Wellness Center, Ph: 541-553-2176

The Warm Springs CoVID-19 Response team is very concerned about the sporadic or community spread in our community. A person may have Corona Virus-19 and not have symptoms, which can lead to more contamination in our homes and community. If you tests positive please follow instructions and isolate yourself.

Firm reminders from the Center for Disease Control: “ Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected….People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).”

Who needs to isolate? “People who have COVID-19 1. People who have symptoms of COVID-19 and are able to recover at home; 2. People who have no symptoms (are asymptomatic) but have tested positive for COVID-19.” Your Health, CDC.gov

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.

Stay Home, Stay Safe

To check Oregon Status as of 0800 on 7/22/2020 go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

Press Release 7-22-2020

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