March 20, 2020
The Colville Tribal EMS has issued a statement to clarify they are not a COVID-19 testing location, but they continue to provide emergency medical response to each of the reservation communities.
Please only contact Tribal EMS for true medical emergencies or medical trauma.
Concerning COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
There are currently no reported cases of COVID-19 on the Colville Reservation.