Warm Springs, OR — June 26, 2020
Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
“As of 4:35p on 6/26/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 1007 Total Tests, 907 Total Negative, 34 Test Pending, 63 Total Positive Cases, 3 Total Invalid, 4 Hospitalized, 3 Discharged, 46 Recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24-48 hours for results Our testing apability currently stands at 261 STATE and 335 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.” Michele K. Miller, Deputy CEO, Warm Springs Health and
The Boil Water Notice still in effect for Warm Springs Agency area. For more information contact: The Branch of Public Utilities, Water & Wastewater division at (541) 553-3246 “The Warm Springs Tribal council this week adopted a Program to provide financial grants to Tribal Members who are suffering personal economic and health hardships due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Program will be set up in the next few weeks and begin taking applications and issuing grants to qualified Tribal Members sometimes in July. The Tribal council is pleased to announce that on the 165th anniversary of the Treaty of June 25, 1855 between the United States and the Tribes of Middle Oregon the Council took action to utilize some of the funds provided to the Tribe by the United States Congress under the CARES Act to assist our Tribal Members during the most significant economic and public health crisis of our lifetime.” Said Tribal Council Chairman, Raymond Tsumpti
The grants are intended to assist Tribal Members with Coronavirus pandemic related expenses such as loss of income, added expenses for food, utilities, transportation, housing, educational needs, home care, medical services, and other costs incurred responding to the COVID-19 crisis…..Additional grants will be provided in October of this year. Under the Tribe’s General Welfare Ordinance recently enacted by the Tribal Council, the grants are exempt from federal taxation.” CTWS Media Release
To check Oregon Status as of 0800 on 6/25/2020 go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
Also Center for Disease Control go to: cdc.gov