New CTWS COVID-19 Protocols Adopted

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Council adopted new COVID-19 protocols for Tribal Facilities and Programs today, Mon., Apr. 11, 2022.  The local COVID-19 Response Team made the following recommentations which were approved by Tribal Council.

  • All doors be open for public access, no need to sign in or prove they are vaccinated.
  • Temperature checks will remain as a prevention tool, if temperature exceeds 100.4, individual(s) should not enter building.
  • No capacity limits in buildings.
  • Masks will be optional, recommended but not mandatory, however the Health and Wellness clinic has different rules for patient care areas where masks must be worn.
  • Events not required to be approved by COVID Team.
  • Cooks/Servers: If food is served at any event, to reduce possible exposure, recommend paper and plastic products.  Cooks/servers should wear masks and gloves.
  • Contingent upon “no outbreak in the community”, (date will be routinely reviewed)


For the week ending Sat., Apr. 9, 2022 – there were 14 COVID-19 tests conducted at the Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center with 2 positive case results.  One positive case was reported by an outside facility.

Home test kits are available at the Emergency Management office during work hours, and at Fire & Safety on Campus and at the Simnasho Firehall in the evening and on weekends.  Tests conducted at the Health & Wellness Center are done when a patient presents with COVID-19 symptoms.


The CDC reminds people that COVID-19 vaccines continue to protect people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and even dying.  This is  especially true for people who have received a booster.  CDC recommends everyone ages 12 years and older receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series.   Anyone 50 or older can receive a 2nd booster dose.  Contact the Health & Wellness Center if you are interested in a 2nd booster dose.


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