COVID-19 Update for 4/13/20 6:00 P.M.

As of 8:00 a.m. Monday April 13th, 2020, there have been 31,121 COVID-19 tests administered with 1,584 returning as Positive and 53 deaths in Oregon due to the Coronavirus. Currently there is 1 positive case in Jefferson county, there have been 16 tests in Warm Springs with 15 returning negative and 1 pending results.

COVID-19 symptoms are: a cough, fever and shortness of breath.  If you have those symptoms call the I.H.S. “COVID-19 Nurse Triage Hotline” at 541-553-5512. 

 Outside of I.H.S. regular hours – you can call the Registered Nurse Health Advice Hotline at 1-866-470-2015.


For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death. The vast majority of people recover.

Here are the symptoms of the virus compared with the common flu.

You should wash your phone, too. Here’s how.

The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get sick enough to require hospital treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows fever, cough and shortness of breath were the most common symptoms in kids, but they occurred less often than in adults.

Handling laundry when someone in your home is sick

If you provide care for someone in your home with COVID-19, you may be looking for guidance on how to protect yourself and others. One way is to take precautions when handling dirty laundry. Here are a few helpful tips:

—Even as nearly 17 million Americans sought unemployment benefits, a large number appear to be falling through the cracks. They can’t get through jammed phone systems or finish their applications on overloaded websites. And now there is a whole new category of people seeking help — gig workers, independent contractors and self-employed people.

— U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a skin-deep shot instead of the usual deeper jab. A different vaccine candidate began safety testing in people last month in Seattle.

— SOCIAL DISTANCE POWWOWS: With the largest powwows in the country canceled and postponed amid the spread of the coronavirus, tribal members have found a new outlet online with the Social Distance Powwow.

“Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives.” The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Government will continue its closure for an additional two weeks. As of right now, it is expected that employees will return to work on April 27th, 2020. Essential Operations for the Tribal Government will continue as they have since March 30th. We need our community to continue social distancing measures and to only leave your home for essential services. Please make smart choices to ensure your personal and family’s safety.