Covid-19 Community Update: 24 July

Warm Springs, OR July 24, 2020

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

“As of 5:12p on 7/24/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 1798 Total Tests, 1568, Total Negative, 72 Test Pending, 152 Total Positive Cases, 6 Total Invalid, 15 Hospitalized, 6 Discharged, 1 Death, 92 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 236 STATE and 400 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.” Michele K. Miller, Deputy CEO, Warm Spring Health and Wellness Center

It is with great sadness and sorrow that this report announces our first CoVID-19 passing. This disease is serious, dangerous and deadly, keep using face coverings, social distancing, wash hands often, stay away from sick people, avoid hot spots and if are ordered to ISOLATE or QUARANTINE, follow orders. Stay put, away from others until nurses say it’s okay to come out of your location.

Shirley Stayhi Heath, wife of Warm Springs Chief Delvis Heath and Yakama Tribal Member passed on July 23, 2020. Corona Virus-19 was the cause of death. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and adviser to her husband. Her youth was spent in Celilo Village and moved to Warm Springs reservation after marrying Mr. Delvis Heath. The Warm Springs community was blessed with her care and love for her tribal people.

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
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Press Release 7-24-2020