Covid-19 Community Update: 6 Oct

Warm Springs, OR October 6, 2020

PRESS RELEASE October 6, 2020
Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
Phones: 541-553-3540/541-777-1359

“As of 8:52 am, 10/6/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3616 Total Tests, 3239 Total Negative, 40 tests Pending, 315 Total Positive Cases (50 Positive test from other facilities, 365 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 40 Hospitalized, 40 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 18 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 31 close contacts receiving daily monitoring, Monday – 10/5 a total of 80 tested, 2 new positive and 2 total for the Week, 0 Current Hospitalization, 0 on ventilator.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

The Warm Springs Covid-19 Response Team strongly recommends following your Community Health professionals instructions to ISOLATE or QUARANTINE, if you are Covid-19 positive or been around someone who is infected with Covid-19. The seriousness of situation is demonstrated by over 210,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. “Covid-19 most commonly spreads during close contact-People who are physically near (within 6 feet) a person with Covid-19 or have direct contact with that person are at greatest risk of infection; When people with Covid-19 cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe they produce respiratory droplets. These droplets can range in size from larger droplets (some of which are visible) to smaller droplets. Small droplets can also form particles when they dry very quickly in the airstream; Infections occur mainly through exposure to respiratory droplets when a person is in close contact with someone who has Covid-19.” Coronavirus Disease 2019, CDC.

The Lionshead fire is still burning with 46% containment and our air quality is Hazardous 160-220 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.