OMAK - The Colville Tribal Emergency Operations Center has confirmed through Colville health officials a new positive case of COVID-19 in the Omak district.

According tribal health officials, the individual remains in isolation.

As of today, the Colville Reservation has had 16 cases of COVID-19. Fourteen of those individuals have been released from isolation. One case was discovered post-mortem.

The threat of COVID-19 remains very real in our community.

Please continue to follow social distancing measures.

  • Stay home, stay safe. 
  • Practice social distancing by keeping a distance of about six feet from others if you must go out in public. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with un-washed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. 
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when cough-ing or sneezing; throw used tissues in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, han-dles, desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toi-lets, faucets and countertops. 
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them - use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. 
  • If you think you have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, stay home and self-monitor for at least 72 hours. If your symptoms worsen, contact your health provider.

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