KWSO News COVID-19 Update 5/5/20 6:30pm

There are 14 positive cases of COVID-19 as of 4:30pm today (5/5/20) according to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.  210 tests have been done at the Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center.  191 tests have returned negative results with 5 tests results pending.

Tribal Council has endorsed recommendations of the Warm Springs COVID-19 response team to:

  • Require individuals to wear a face covering when in public especially where it’s not possible to maintain 6 feet of social distancing.
  • Any Warm Springs Resident or Employee must follow the directions of healthcare professions, after being tested for COVID-19 – including self-isolation and quarantine.
  • Businesses within the Tribes jurisdiction and tribal enterprises should have public spaces clearly marked with special distancing of six (6) feet on the floors or other means of a visual spacing.

The single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.  When you do go out for essentials like groceries, work, or medical care – wear a face covering, maintain 6 feet from others, wash your hands or use sanitizer before and after entering a public place, and make sure you do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.