Covid-19 Community Update: 26 May

Warm Springs, OR May 26, 2020

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

“As of 4:00p on 5/26/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 355 Total Tests, with 333 Total Negative, 1 Test Pending, 18 Total Positive Cases, 3 Total Invalid and 17 Recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24-48 hours for results. Our testing capability currently stands at 239 STATE and 544 ABBOTT test kits. We continue to do random surveillance testing of our high-risk community members. We will begin a broader surveillance of the CTWS employees, as staff begin to return to wowrk in the coming weeks.” CoVID-19 Brief & Update, Hyllis Dauphinais, Sr., CEO, Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center.

“I hope you all had a restful Memorial Day weekend. There was an obvious up tics in cases last week in our neighboring Deschutes County, with other surrounding counties seeing additional cases as well. In the midst of a pandemic, we cannot be to cautious and I remind everyone that now is not the time to venture too far from home. The virus remains at large, so please use every precaution to take care of yourself and family. Of note, our numbers reflect a new positive case. Contact tracing began this morning and the individual will be quarantined for the next 14 days. Our PHN team will follow up daily.” Hyllis Dauphinais

The Tribal Council has approved opening of fishing, boating and associated guiding with more safety practices due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please be advised all non-tribal members will adhere to approved travel areas and adhere to COVID-19 safety practices, that will be enforced by your guides and tribal police. Contingent upon presence of COVID in our community, Tribal Council also moved phased opening of tribal government to June 8th, 2020.


Press Release 5-26,2020