Covid-19 Community Update: 4 Aug

Warm Springs, OR August 4, 2020

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

“As of 5:00pm on 8/4/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 2061 Total Tests, 1843 Total Negative, 14 Test Pending, 193 Total Positive Cases, 11 Total Invalid, 18 Hospitalized, 14 Discharged, 3 deaths and 115 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 319 STATE and 328 ABBOTT (Rapid) test kits. We continue to do random surveillance testing of our high-risk community members, 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

“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and per recommendation of the COVID team the Tribal Council has approved an additional 1-week shut down. Potential re-opening date will be August 11, 2020.” Michele Stacona, Secretary-Treasurer/CEO, CTWS.

The Warm Springs Tribal Council authorized a location for an ISOLATION and QUARANTINE detention facility within the community. The Tribal Council also helped refine the process dealing with non-complying individuals that test positive. Ordinance 101 was passed to keep non-complying individuals, that  test positive for Corona Virus-19 away from the community. Corona Virus-19 is contagious, spread person to person. All individuals and or groups that test positive or may have been in contact with a positive, will be ordered by professional health officials to ISOLATE or QUARANTINE. Ordinance 101 allows Tribal Court and CTWS Police, once a person is found to have the virus, to detain them “….to prevent loss of life.”

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 8/4/20 go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID
Also go to: CDC.gov for Center of Disease Control

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