Covid Community Update: 27 April

Warm Springs, OR April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020
Louie Pitt

“As of 7:30 am April 27, 2020: at the Warm Springs Wellness Center, 73 tests have been taken, 69 negatives and 4 positives.” Hyllis Dauphinais, Sr., CEO, Warm Springs Wellness Center.

The seriousness of COVID-19 threat to our ways of life was brought to reality in the death of life long resident of Celilo Village, Bobbie Begay. A Yakama tribal member that honored his tribal way of life in a place resided on by his people since the beginning of time.

The Warm Springs COVID-19 Health team works with neighboring health agencies, counties and communities to protect our health from this dreaded disease.

An aggregate report compiled by Katie Russell, BSN, RN, Community Health Service Manager for The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs: “Ages range is less than 18 years to elders; Symptoms-some have had symptoms, some did not; Hospitalization-non hospitalized at this time; Celilo-3 cases related to this area (not necessarily related to the feast); Reservation hot spot-does not appear to be a hot spot on the reservation at this time.”

All individuals are fully cooperating with instructions given to them including staying at home. Nurses are following up with individuals daily.