The Colville Tribal Emergency Operations Center has confirmed through the Okanogan County Public Health a new positive case of COVID-19 on the Colville Reservation in the Omak district.
The test came from an off-reservation clinic.
To date, 12 cases of COVID-19 have been reported on the Colville Indian Reservation, and medical professionals have released 10 of those individuals from isolation.
Test results to date for the Colville Service Unit clinics:
Test results to date for the Lake Roosevelt Community Health Center clinics:
COVID-19 continues to be present in our communities. At this time, the team wants to reinforce the importance of taking individual action in preventing further spread of COVID-19 on the Colville Reservation.
Please continue social distancing measures and follow these CDC recommended preventative steps:
- Stay home, stay safe.
- Practice social distancing by keeping a distance of about six feet from others if you must go out in public for essential activities.
- 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 with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed 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 coughing or sneezing; throw used tissues in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toilets, faucets and countertops.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them - use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.