Covid-19 Community Update: 5 Oct.

Warm Springs, OR October 5, 2020

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

“As of 8:54 am, 10/5/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3536 Total Tests, 3201 Total Negative, 0 tests Pending, 313 Total Positive Cases (50 Positive test from other facilities, 363Total), 22 Total Invalid, 40 Hospitalized, 40 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 20 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 15 close contacts receiving daily monitoring, Friday – 10/2 a total of 42 tested, 4 new positive and 11 total for the Week,; 0 Current Hospitalization, 0 on ventilator.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

Fall time is usually HOLIDAY time but we have to be different to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. “Avoid activities that are higher risk for spread. Consider fun alternatives that pose lower risk of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.” Center for Disease Control

If any chance you have or may have been exposed to COVID-19 you should not participate in in- person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy or trick-or-treaters. Consider safer lower risk activities, celebrating with members of your household, glooming up you home (Halloween decorations); outside activities close to home, have the kids show you how to have a virtual Halloween costume contest; watch a scary movie at home with your household….stay home, stay safe
with a scary mask.

The Lionshead fire is still burning with 46% containment and our air quality is Moderate/Hazardous – AQI = 65-89 AQI . Please use KN95 masks if you are in the smoke. Stay inside, close windows and avoid any strenuous activity outdoors. Fire officials ask that hunters and curiosity seekers not travel into fire areas. Please heed signage about road closures.