Covid-19 Community Update: 24 Oct

Warm Springs, OR October 24, 2020

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

“As of 4:46 pm, 10/23/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3921 Total Tests, 3565 Total Negative, 0 tests Pending, 334 Total Positive Cases (51 Positive test from other facilities, 385 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 42 Hospitalized, 41 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 11 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 16 close contacts receiving daily monitoring; Friday – 10/23 a total of 21 tested, 3 new positive and 6 total for week.. 1 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 870 or 15.7% of 2019 user population.

The Warm Springs Tribal Council celebrated a bill announcement from The White House under Law & Justice: S. 832, which nullifies the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States and the
Confederated Tribes and Bands of Middle Oregon, was signed by U. S. President to become law. Our government relations with United States and States of Oregon and Washington are solely under Middle Oregon Treaty of 1855.

A burning of the 1865 Treaty ceremony occurred near the Tribal Administration. Thanks to all our past Chiefs, leaders and tribal members who held the line over the years. October 21, 2020

Our community should also be proud of low positive numbers related to Covid-19—keep up the great work. Keep on practicing: Masking up, social distancing, washing hands often or using sanitizer, avoiding gatherings.