Covid Community Update: 1 June

Warm Springs, OR June 1, 2020

Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
Phones: 541-553-3540/541-777-1359
“As of 4:25 p 6/1/2020 – The Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has 515 Total Tests, 462 Total Negative, 15 Test Pending, 35 Total Positive Cases, 3 Total Invalid and 17 Recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24-48 hours for results Our testing capability currently stands at 140 STATE and 500 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. Note – 10 of the tests reported last Friday were duplicate entries, so the total was off by 10. Tonight’s total is reconciled and accurate as of the time of this report.” Hyllis Dauphinais, Sr., CEO Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center

The Warm Springs Tribal Council and CoVID-19 Response team firmly ask of “….our community members who have tested positive to please stay home and quarantine to protect our community from further spread. Many may not feel sick or have symptoms (asymptomatic), but after testing positive, it is of the utmost importance that you quarantine for 14 days to prevent further spread of the virus.” CoVID-19 Brief & Update

Further explanation in the CoVID-19 Brief & Update: “We continued to do a fair amount of contact tracing after 13 new cases were reported from the 100 pending test sent to the state last Friday. Many of the pending tests were contacts from the positive tests reported last Thursday, so our PHN team feel they had reach most of the contacts last week. All of the recent positives and contacts have been told to self-quarantine to protect the community from further spread.”

Please Warm Springs community members, measure the risks before you have a gathering for whatever reason; all it takes is one positive to spread to the others in the gathering. This disease is spread person to person. Tribal Council still has the stay at home order for the Warm Springs reservation-limit travel.

Tribal Council wants to congratulate those that have made it through the 12 years for education, to graduate high school. College graduates should be acknowledged too. Please celebrate safely.

Press Release June 1, 2020A