Covid-19 Community Update: 29 Sept

Warm Springs, OR September 29, 2020

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

“As of 8:52 am, 9/29/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3361 Total Tests, 3015 Total Negative, 20 tests Pending, 304 Total Positive Cases (50 Positive test from other facilities, 354 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 40 Hospitalized, 39 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 15 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 22 close contacts receiving daily monitoring, Monday – 9/28 a total of 44 tested, 2 new positives and 2 total for the week, 0 positive reported by Other Healthcare Facility, 1 Current Hospitalization, 0 on ventilator.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

The Lionshead fire is still burning with 34% containment and our air quality is Moderate/Hazardous – AQI = 99-156. Please use KN95 masks if you are in the smoke. Stay inside, close windows and avoid any strenuous activity outdoors. Weather report has warmer temperatures which makes for possible fire growth in the larger fires in Oregon, including Lionshead.

The Center for Disease Control: “Will my activity put me in close contact with others? Practice social distancing because COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with others.

It’s important that you and the people around you wear a mask when in public and particularly when it’s difficult to stay 6 feet away from others consistently.

Choose outdoor activities and places where it’s easy to stay 6 feet apart, like parks and open-air facilities.

Look for physical barriers, like plexiglass screens or modified layouts, that help you keep you distance from others.

Use visual reminders—like signs, chair arrangements, markings on the floor, or arrows—to help remind you to keep your distance from others.”