Warm Springs, OR — July 29, 2020
Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
“As of 4:45pm on 7/29/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 1926 Total Tests, 1715 Total Negative, 28 Test Pending, 174 Total Positive Cases, 9 Total Invalid, 16 Hospitalized, 8 Discharged, 3 deaths and 109 Recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24–48 hours for results and our maximum daily capacity for Rapid tests is 20-22. Our test kit inventory currently stands at 373 STATE and 408 ABBOTT (Rapid) test kits. We continue to do random surveillance testing of our high-risk communitymembers, our healthcare and first responder staff, and we continue to conduct broader surveillance of the CTWS employees, as the community has reopened.” Hyllis D. Dauphinais, Sr., CEO, Warm Springs health & Wellness Center, Ph: 541-553-6275
The Warm Springs Tribal Council and the CoVID-19 Response Team are very concerned about community or sporadic spread of the virus….these are cases not linked to another case, which is increasing in our community. When our health professionals know the source of the initial contamination, a person that has a positive test for Corona Virus-19, they do the contact tracing, asking for information from the positive tested person who they were in contact with during possible contamination time lines. All will be instructed to come in and be tested, if positive then ISOLATE and if contact made with the positive individual then QUARANTINE……please follow instructions from CTWS Community Health Service.
The Boil Water Notice is still in effect for Warm Springs Agency area. For more information contact: The Branch of Public Utilities, Water and Wastewater division at (541)553-3246. Conservation of water is critical as repairs will take time; please continue to conserve water. The water available for the Agency community is still low. Construction is scheduled to begin within the next two weeks, be forewarned that water will have to be shut off for a day, two days at the most for repairs. The Shut Off days will be announced so we can prepare with storage of water at home.
Stay Home, Stay Safe
To check Oregon Status as of 0800 on 7/29/2020 go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID
Also go to: CDC.gov for Center of Disease Control