Covid-19 Community Update: 29 June

Warm Springs, OR June 29, 2020

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

“As of 4:45p on 6/29/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 1051 Total Tests, 948 Total Negative, 28 Test Pending, 72 Total Positive Cases, 3 Total Invalid, 4 Hospitalized, 3 Discharged, 53 Recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24-48 hours for results Our testing capability currently stands at 233 STATE and 319 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.” Hyllis D. Dauphinais, Sr., CEO, Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center

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. Summer temperatures are increasing, plants drying out, the danger of wildfire is real too. The conservation of water at this time is critical due to our water infrastructure situation, so please keep your watering of lawns to a minimum.

Tribal Council asked if COVID-19 was infecting more young people here on the reservation? A recent snapshot of the numbers had 53 percent of positives 29 years of younger, as of June 24, 2020. This data compiled by Katie Russell, Community Health Services Manager, CTWS

The opening of communities surrounding our reservation, more chances of gathering, and more testing all increase chances of finding a positive in our community.

A reminder that masks and temperature taken at tribal government buildings is required. The Tribal Council appreciates fellow government-the State-for requiring more safety practices in areas surrounding our reservation home. State of Oregon “Governor Kate Brown announced today that Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, beginning this Wednesday July 1.” Increase numbers of positive are all around us, Umatilla County numbers are up (341 positive cases); our relatives to the north who live in Yakima County are with 7,008 confirmed cases, and nationally states are reconsider furthering opening of businesses. The Corona Virus-19 is not through with us, your choices as an individual really matter.

To check Oregon Status as of 0800 on 6/29/2020 go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

Also Center for Disease Control go to: cdc.gov

Press Release 6-29 2020

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