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: 255

Positive: 6

Negative: 249

Pending: 7

Test results to date for the Lake Roosevelt Community Health Center clinics:

Tests: 106

Positive: 0

Negative: 106

Pending: 0

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. 

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