Covid-19 Community Update: 7 Oct

Warm Springs, OR October 7, 2020

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

“As of 8:52 am, 10/7/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3631 Total Tests, 3252 Total Negative, 41 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 13 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 30 close contacts receiving daily monitoring, Tuesday – 10/6 a total of 15 tested, 0 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 Lionshead fire is still burning with 46% containment and our air quality is Hazardous 167-171 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.

Our neighbor the State of Oregon reports: “since august 31, there has been a 25% increase in the number of reported cases of COVID-19, according to Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen. And with the colder, rainier season coming, people will be spending more time inside where the coronavirus spreads more easily.” KGW8 News

The Warm Springs COVID-19 Response team is also concerned as we move indoors, that we have small household gatherings, larger ones are more risky, and practice Covid-19 safety measures-wear masks, social distance, keep numbers within households, avoid hot spots, wash hands often.

Reminder: hunters—please stay away from fire areas. Your safety, fire fighters safety and and let our fire fighter professionals focus on doing their job—fighting fire.