Covid-19 Community Update: 1 Sept

Warm Springs, OR September 1, 2020

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

“As of 9:01am, 9/1/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 2777 Total Tests, 2460 Total Negative, 33 Tests Pending, 264 Total Positive Cases (43 Positive test from other facilities), 20 Total Invalid, 34 Hospitalized, 32 Discharged and 7 Deaths. There are currently 26 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 38 close contacts receiving daily monitoring by IHS staff. Monday 8/31 a total of 54 tested, 0 new positives; 2 current hospitalization, 1 on ventilator.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

“Monitor Your Health Daily – Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Essentially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.” CDC, Your Health, Protect yourself.

Three fires impact health and safety of the Warm Springs Reservation: North Butte or P-515 (80% contained); Lionshead (20% contained) and White River (5% containment). The White River fire is off of the Warm Springs reservation and is being monitored by reservation fire crews. Evacuations were called for the area north of the reservation. Wind direction and velocity along with dry fuels make for very dangerous and quickly changing situation. Please avoid any travel into or near any of the fire areas.