Warm Springs, OR — June 24, 2020
Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
“As of 4:35p on 6/24/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 939 Total Tests, 863 Total Negative, 16 Test Pending, 57 Total Positive Cases, 3 Total Invalid, 4 Hospitalized, 2 Discharged, 42 Recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24-48 hours for results Our testing capability currently stands at 296 STATE and 297 ABBOTT test kits. We continue to do random surveillance testing of our high-risk community members. We have begun a broader surveillance of the CTWS employees, as the community starts the reopen process.” Hyllis Dauphinais, Sr., CEO Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center
June 25th, 1855 Middle Oregon Treaty was signed by Wasco, Warm Springs with the United States of America. Title of land was ceded to the United States for 10,000,000 acres of land owned and occupied by the two tribes. The Tribes reserved their tribal way of life, by reserving the right to hunt, fish, gather roots and berries and pasture our stocks on and off-reservation. The Paiute tribes arrived on the Warm Springs Reservation in late 1880’s to make up The Confederated Tribes of The Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.
The many tribes of what is now the State of Oregon weathered many challenges-earthquakes, floods, fires, volcanic eruptions and waves of diseases-four major outbreaks of epidemics are said to have reduced the tribal people’s population by 80+ percent. Today we have the Corona Virus-19 attacking all citizens of the world. The sharing and partnering with federal, state and local health authorities has greatly helped our people be better prepared to deal with this deadly disease. A major miracle of a vaccine may not come till 2021 if at all. In the meantime—-wear face coverings, social distance, wash hands often, avoid gatherings, especially gatherings with known Corona Virus-19 outbreaks or hot spots.
To check Oregon Status as of 0800 on 6/24/2020 go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
Also Center for Disease Control go to: cdc.gov