Covid-19 Community Update: 13 July

Warm Springs, OR July 13, 2020

Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
Email: [email protected]
Phones: 541-553-3540/541-777-1359
“As of 4:30p on 7/13/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 1368 Total Tests, 1237 Total Negative, 22 Test Pending, 103 Total Positive Cases, 6 Total Invalid, 8 Hospitalized, 6 Discharged, 80 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 230 STATE and 301 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 and Wellness Center ph: 541-553-2176
The Warm Springs CoVID-19 Response Team was pleased that after 41 tests were pending on Friday, July 10th and the total positive cases remained at 103; although concern has been raised about the impact of July 4th three-day weekend, since that Memorial day’s three-day weekend lead to a spike in positive cases.  The news from around the reservation has a theme that they opened up to soon. State of Oregon Governor Brown added more restrictions due to increase of CoVID-19 positives: “… reducing indoor gatherings to 10 statewide and requiring face coverings outdoors where 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained.”
The Warm Springs Tribal Council did a conference call with the WS CoVID-19 Response team and agreed that monitoring of CoVID-19 cases and effects will occur this week; also that further development ofquarantine and isolation process to better protect general welfare of our community. 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 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. As of July 13, 2020 no timelines of repairs are available.To check Oregon Status as of 0800 on 7/13/2020 go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
Also Center for Disease Control go to: cdc.gov

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