Covid-19 Community Update:28 May

Warm Springs, OR May 28, 2020

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

“As of 4:45p on 5/28/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 382 Total Tests, 356 Total Negative, 1 pending, 22 Positive Cases, 3 Total Invalid, 17 have recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24-48 hours for results Our testing capability currently stands at 127 STATE and 433 ABBOTT test kits. We continue to do random surveillance testing of our high-risk community members. We will begin a broader surveillance of the CTWS employees, as staff begin to return to work in the coming weeks.” Hyllis Dauphinais, Sr., CEO Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center

Please be reminded of the power of staying home which is a great way to stay safe, especially if you do it as a family. Traveling off-reservation to gatherings is very risky, even with masks, social distancing you run the chance of picking up the virus and bringing it home. The Warm Springs CoVID-19 Response team will be discussing the situation concerning the increase of positive cases. Those cases are being contact traced by our health team and are following instructions to stay home.

Although our neighbors are lessening safety measures on the Corona Virus-19 your Tribal Council wants our community to be safe by using face coverings-masks, social distancing, avoiding crowds, especially “Hot Spots” (places that may have a person with the virus) an enjoying the good weather while practicing safe measures for yourself, your family and our community.