The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have issued a public health warning to all who attended the Salmon Feast in Celilo.
The Warm Springs release reads, "Important: anyone who attended the Salmon Feast in Celilo may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. If you attended the feast, please call Community Health Nursing at 541-553-2460.
Please stay home until Sunday, April 26th, regardless if you do not show symptoms or test negative. Monitor yourself for symptoms: cough, fever, and shortness of breath. If you develop symptoms, please call the clinic to make a plan of care.
This emphasizes the importance for everyone in the community to monitor themselves for symptoms of cough, fever, and shortness of breath. If you develop symptoms, call the clinic at 541-553-5512 to speak to a nurse and develop a plan of care.
It is also important to stay home. Do not visit others. Only leave for necessities such as grocery shopping and medical appointments. Wear a mask when you leave the house. Only have one person do the shopping, don’t take others with you.
Do not have visitors in your house. Do not invite others from far away to come to Warm Springs. (especially if they live in areas with high COVID-19 cases such as Washington or California).
Everyone, please be respectful of all the community and STAY HOME. Staying home today ensures that we will all be able to see each other for many days to come. Also remember that you don’t know whom anyone has been in contact with."
For additional assistance on the Colville Reservation, call the Colville Tribal EOC at 509-634-7350.