Covid-19 Community Update: 28 Oct

Warm Springs, OR October 28, 2020

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

“As of 9:18 am, 10/28/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3955 Total Tests, 3599 Total Negative, 1 tests Pending, 334 Total Positive Cases (51 Positive test from other facilities, 385 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 42 Hospitalized, 42 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 6 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 10 close contacts receiving daily monitoring. Tuesday – 10/27 a total of 16 tested, 0 new positive, 12 Rapid, 0 positive & 4 BinaxNow, 0 positive; 0 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 – Federal Employees at 98% (1 remaining), community at 15.7%. Get your flu shots, one more way to stay healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic era.

The Warm Springs Covid-19 Response team strongly recommended to Tribal Council that in-person budget meetings would be very risky due to Covid-19 highly contagious infection possibilities. Tribal Council with an abundance of caution, decide for the best interests of the tribe to have budget input be in writing to Tribal Council. The 2021 budget is posted throughout the reservation, please keep you comments brief, write about specific areas of concern. The specifics of budget input and response are not available at this time. A 2021 Budget letter will have more specifics later. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

The Warm Springs Tribal Council celebrated (October 21, 2020, bill signed October 20, 2020) 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.