Covid-19 Community Update: 23 Nov

Warm Springs, OR November 23, 2020

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

“As of 9:01 am, 11/23/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 4782 Total Tests, 4391 Total Negative, 0 tests Pending, 408 Total Positive Cases (57 Positive test from other facilities, 465 Total), 24 Total Invalid, 49 Hospitalized, 48 Discharged and 10 Deaths. There are currently 55 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 73 close contacts receiving daily monitoring. Friday – 11/20 a total of 41 tested, 2 new positive, 38 total positives for the week; 29 Rapid, 2 positive; 11 BinaxNow, 0 positive; 1 State, 0 positive returned from State; 0 positive reported by other healthcare facility; 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: community at 21.0%.

“We continue to see an increase in cases State Wide (single day Record of 1512 cases reported on Sunday) and within our community of Warm Springs (last week total of 38 cases reported).” CoVID-19 Update

Please take safety measures due to Covid-19 and holiday traffic. Please assess the need to travel to have a holiday dinner. Monitor if you are in a hot spot (high number of Covid positives) or traveling to a hot spot. If traveling, how crowded will that bus stop be; airplane terminal or train station must be evaluated too. How large will the gathering be? Have you self-quarantined yourself to prepare for this holiday? Has your guest, if to your home, self-quarantined? Large numbers in gathering is very dangerous, small gatherings are dangerous especially if you do not know behavior of the other people in the gathering……so much to do, along with regular stress of holiday travel.

Once again be Covid safe and it is best to stay home, have a holiday dinner with your own household and give you other family members a phone call, a zoom call, skype or facetime.