Warm Springs, OR — June 30, 2020
Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
“As of 4:30p on 6/30/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 1077 Total Tests, 966 Total Negative, 34 Test Pending, 74 Total Positive Cases, 3 Total Invalid, 4 Hospitalized, 3 Discharged, 53 Recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24-48 hours for results Our testing capability currently stands at 299 STATE and 299 ABBOTT test kits. We continue to do random surveillance testing of our high-risk community members, our healthcare and first responder staff, and we continue to conduct broader surveillance of the CTWS employees, as the community has reopened. Hyllis D. Dauphinais, Sr., CEO, Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center
The Boil Water Notice still in effect for Warm Springs Agency area. For more information contact: The Branch of Public Utilities, Water & Wastewater division at (541) 553-3246 The conservation of water at this time is critical due to our water infrastructure situation, so please keep your watering of lawns to a minimum. Tribal Council met today to bring up to date the emergency planning efforts for the new water infrastructures situation causing the boil water notice and need for conservation of water. Be prepared to keep a safe distance from heavy equipment as work on the water infrastructure will start soon.
CTWS has always held the United States Trust Responsibilities to our people as a paramount obligation- with continued expectations that the Bureau of Indian Affairs and The Indian Health Service will step up their efforts to meet their Treaty obligations to our Tribal Government and it’s people.
The CARES Emergency and Disaster Relief General Welfare Program is still in the development phase. Tribal Council and Management are asking for PATIENCE at this time.
The Indian Health Service, Tribal Health Department, CoVid-19 Response team and Tribal Council remind our tribal and community citizens-Corona Virus-19 is still among us, continued masking, social distancing, washing hands often, stay away from crowds, avoid “hot spots” and make these practices a habit.
The second big summer holiday, 4th of July, is here, a three day weekend…..please be safe, careful if you use fireworks, hydrate up, follow the CoVID-19 safety practices and it is your individual choice that will make the difference. Please choose keeping our community, families and elders healthy and safe.
To check Oregon Status as of 0800 on 6/30/2020 go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
Also Center for Disease Control go to: cdc.gov