Warm Springs, OR — August 3, 2020
Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
Email: [email protected]
“As of 5:00pm on 8/3/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 2034 Total Tests, 1816 Total Negative, 10 Test Pending, 192 Total Positive Cases, 11 Total Invalid, 18 Hospitalized, 14 Discharged, 3 deaths and 134 Recovered. Note – the STATE lab is taking 24–48 hours for results and our maximum daily capacity for Rapid tests is 20-22. Our test kit inventory currently stands at 324 STATE and 351 ABBOTT (Rapid) 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 & Wellness Center, Ph: 541-553-6275
“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and per recommendation of the COVID team the Tribal Council has approved an additional 1-week shut down. Potential re-opening date will be August 11, 2020.” Michele Stacona, Secretary-Teasurer/CEO, CTWS.
The Warm Springs Tribal Council will be meeting to further prioritize the COVID needs of the reservation. Generally, water infrastructure needs lead the list with firmer isolation and quarantine laws to be imposed on those found to be positive with the virus but not confining themselves. Ordinance 101 was recently approved by Tribal Council to protect the reservation community by detaining infectious individuals in a safe and sanitary location. The water infrastructure crisis will be discussed with the Tribe’s water team to discuss timelines, costs and needs.
The Boil Water Notice is still in effect for Warm Springs Agency area. For more information contact: The Branch of Public Utilities, Water and Wastewater division at (541)553-3246. Conservation of water is critical as repairs will take time; please continue to conserve water. The water available for the Agency community is still low. Construction is scheduled to begin within the next two weeks, be forewarned that water will have to be shut off for a day, two days at the most for repairs. The Shut Off days will be announced so we can prepare with storage of water at home.
Stay Home, Stay Safe
To check Oregon Status as of 0800 on 8/3/20 go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID
Also go to: CDC.gov for Center of Disease Control