NESPELEM - The Colville Tribal Emergency Operations Center is asking all community members who were in attendance at recent rallies in Spokane and elsewhere to self-isolate and get tested Thursday or Friday for COVID-19.  We also would ask this of anyone who has traveled outside of the region, especially by air, or to high impact areas.

Patients of the Colville Service Unit can be tested at Nespelem drive through or Omak clinic curb side.  

Patients of Lake Roosevelt Community Health Center clinics can call 509-722-7006 to schedule a testing time.  

Though we have been able to keep our numbers low to date, the risk of COVID-19 remains very real in our communities.  Even if exposed, a person may not test positive until several days after being exposed to COVID-19. Furthermore, symptoms can take up to 14 days to show. 

The CDC reports symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.

This list is not all inclusive. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea."

The CDC further notes:

"When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19."

We appreciate each of you for your continued precautions for keeping COVID-19 at bay. 

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