Warm Springs, OR — September 3, 2020
Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
“As of 8:58am, 9/3/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 2839 Total Tests, 2532 Total Negative, 20 Tests Pending, 267 Total Positive Cases (43 Positive test from other facilities, 310 Total), 20 Total Invalid, 34 Hospitalized, 33 Discharged and 7 Deaths. There are currently 16 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 40 close contacts receiving daily monitoring by IHS staff. Wednesday – 9/2 a total of 26 tested, 0 new positives, 1 current hospitalization, 1 on ventilator.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update
The Warm Springs COVID-19 Response team encourages continuing efforts to lessen the spread of the Covid-19 disease. Let’s all hope we can continue this through this Labor Day Weekend. Stay home, stay safe is still the best thing you can do. Ideally have activities only with your household. If you have a BBQ, travel to a lake or river or camp out continue to mask up, social distance (especially with other than household), wash hands often and be aware of protecting elders at your activity or when you come home.
The highway traffic on the last summer holiday will increase, be careful, slow down and if involved in an emergency situation-keep masked up and social distance. Fires-Lionshead is still very active; North Butte (P 515) in mop up phase and White River, north of reservation is also very active. Higher temperatures along with dry fuels with winds forecast make all of these fires dangerous. Avoid fire areas and follow emergency instructions.
STAY HOME, STAY SAFE