Covid-19 Community Update: 23 Sept

Warm Springs, OR September 23, 2020

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

“As of 9:04 am, 9/23/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3176 Total Tests, 2847 Total Negative, 11 tests Pending, 295 Total Positive Cases (50 Positive test from other facilities, 345 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 39 Hospitalized, 37 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 24 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 6 close contacts receiving daily monitoring, Tuesday – 9/22 a total of 36 tested, 5 new positives, 2 Current Hospitalization, 0 on ventilator, 2 positive reported by Other Healthcare Facility.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

The Lionshead fire is still burning with 15% containment which impacts our air quality – AQI=60 Moderate. 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 is celebrating a second Abbott testing machine received from State of Orgon via a Tribal Incident Command Section request. We hope to have it setup and functioning tomorrow. Another machine allows the health professionals to better understand and manage safety measures against the Covid-19 disease. It takes hours to get results back instead of days when we have to send tests off to State.

Keep Masking up, social distancing, avoid gatherings of any size and not your household, avoid hot spots and be careful when near fire incidents. Monitor your own health, if you are sick, stay home and call “…the clinic” at 541-553-1196 or other number 553-5512 and tell nurse of you symptoms.