Warm Springs, OR — August 21, 2020
Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
“As of 9:16am, 8/21/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 2533 Total Tests, 2246 Total Negative, 21Tests Pending, 248 Total Positive Cases (42 Positive test from other facilities), 18 Total Invalid, 31 Hospitalized, 26 Discharged and 6 Deaths. There are currently 34 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 35 close contacts receiving daily monitoring by IHS staff. (3 new positive rapids; 2 new positive from the state.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update
The Warm Springs COVID-19 Response team is urging continuing MASKING UP, SOCIAL DISTANCING, AVOIDING HOT SPOTS, WASH HANDS OFTEN, and stay home. This disease is passed on from person to person; don’t go out if sick, extra caution around elders and if quarantined or isolated follow instructions from the Community Health professionals. Young people are now getting COVID-19 more than other groups, they are very mobile and so parents remind them of being respectful of self, others, elders, their friends and our Warm Springs community.
Three major fires on reservation so please be alert to news broadcasts about your area; please follow orders if told to evacuate. Families need to continue to know whereabouts of all family members. Do not add to the traffic problem by traveling to the fire area. Summer heat, fire, increased weekend traffic and COVID-19 require focus on safety. Enjoy your summer safely.
STAY HOME, STAY SAFE