Public Health Updates

August 14, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

August 14, 2020 – Swinomish Public Health confirmed zero (0) new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, although there are tests still pending results.

The Medical Clinic will be hosting another COVID-19 testing drive-thru for the community on Tuesday, August 18 from 9 am-1pm in the Social Services parking area.

The weekend is here. It is safest to limit social interactions to people in your household. If you are going out, be aware of the different levels of risk and avoid the three C’s.

  1. Crowded places with many people nearby
  2. Close contact settings, especially where people have close-range conversations
  3. Confined and enclosed spaces

The risk is even higher in places where 2 or 3 of the C’s exist.

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 13, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Swinomish Public Health confirmed zero (0) new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, although there are tests still pending results.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 12, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Swinomish Public Health confirmed zero (0) new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, although there are tests still pending results.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 11, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Swinomish Public Health confirmed zero (0) new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, although there are tests still pending results.

The Medical Clinic is hosting a COVID-19 testing drive-thru for the TODAY from 9 am-1pm in the Social Services parking area.

When should I be tested? COVID-19 testing recommendations depend on many factors. Here are some general guidelines you can use to determine your need for testing:

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 10, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Swinomish Public Health confirmed zero (0) new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, although there are tests still pending results.

The Medical Clinic will be hosting another COVID-19 testing drive-thru for the community on Tuesday, August 11 from 9 am-1pm in the Social Services parking area.

When should I be tested? COVID-19 testing recommendations depend on many factors. Here are some general guidelines you can use to determine your need for testing:

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 9, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Swinomish Public Health confirmed zero (0) new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, although there are tests still pending results.

Community drive-thru testing is planned for Tuesday (8/11) 9am-1pm.

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 8, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Swinomish Public Health confirmed zero (0) new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, although there are tests pending results.

The Public Health Team wants to emphasize the importance for all Swinomish community members and employees to follow safety precautions:

Community drive-thru testing is planned for Tuesday (8/11) 9am-1pm.

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 7, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Swinomish Public Health confirmed one (1) new case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, although there are tests that are still pending results.

The Public Health Team wants to emphasize the importance for all Swinomish community members and employees to follow safety precautions:

Do you have questions about COVID-19? Please call (360) 466-3167. Your Medical Clinic team is here to help.

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 6, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Swinomish Public Health confirmed three (3) new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, although there are several tests that are still pending results.

Waiting for your COVID-19 test results from Swinomish Medical Clinic? If you received a COVID-19 test at the clinic or community drive-thru and have not received your results, please call us at (360) 466-3167. Several text messages have bounced back as undeliverable.

If you have been exposed to COVID -19, please call the Medical Clinic for help with an individualized plan for you and your family.

Do you have questions about COVID-19? Please call (360) 466-3167. Your Medical Clinic team is here to help.

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 5, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Swinomish Public Health confirmed one (1) new case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, although there are several tests that are still pending results.

The Public Health Team is conducting contact tracing for active COVID-19 cases in the community, including notification of close contacts.

If you are contacted by a contact tracer, please help us help you by being open with information. Contact tracing helps protect our entire community.

If you have been exposed to COVID -19, please call the Medical Clinic so we can help you with an individualized plan for you and your family.

Do you have questions about COVID-19? Please call (360) 466-3167. Your Medical Clinic team is here to help.

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 4, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Swinomish Public Health has confirmed zero (0) new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, although there are several tests collected still pending results.

The Public Health Team is continuing tracing for active COVID-19 cases in the community, including notification of close contacts.

A close contact for COVID-19 is defined as anyone who was within six (6) feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick, or tested positive, until the time the person began to isolate.

What should I do if I had close contact with someone with COVID-19?

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 3, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

The Swinomish Public Health Team has confirmed seven (7) positive cases of COVID-19. Several of the individuals are asymptomatic, meaning they do not have any symptoms of illness.

The Public Health Team is contact tracing to identify close contacts of the individuals in order to instruct them to quarantine. Swinomish is working with the Skagit County Public Health Department to coordinate additional contact tracing as needed.

The Public Health Team wants to emphasize the importance for all Swinomish community members and employees to follow safety precautions:

CLICK HERE to view today's COVID-19 stats for our area.

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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August 2, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

As of August 2, 2020, the Swinomish Public Health Team has confirmed six (6) positive cases of COVID-19 in the Swinomish Community.

Several of the individuals are asymptomatic, meaning they do not have any symptoms of illness.

The Public Health Team immediately began contact tracing to identify close contacts of the individuals and to instruct them to quarantine. Swinomish will be working with the Skagit County Public Health Department to coordinate additional contact tracing as needed.

The Public Health Team wants to emphasize the importance for all Swinomish community members and employees to follow safety precautions:

Take care, stay safe,
Swinomish Public Health Team
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July 29, 2020 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH MEMO
Sarah Wilborn, Public Health Officer

A Swinomish Casino & Lodge employee tested positive for COVID-19 in the most recent round of routine testing, which occurs every 14 days for all casino employees as part of the safety plan developed by both the casino and the Swinomish Public Health Team. This is the first positive case after having conducted over 1,000 tests since reopening the casino. The employee is asymptomatic and is now in quarantine at home in Skagit County.

There is no evidence that the employee who tested positive had contacts with any guests at the casino. The employee works in a “back of the house” function at the casino, does not have any job duties involving direct contact with guests, and had limited contact with a small number of other employees.

The Swinomish Public Health Team and casino management took immediate steps to identify close contacts of the employee and instruct them to quarantine. The Swinomish Tribe is also working with the Skagit County Public Health Department to help with follow up investigation and contact tracing.

I’m glad to report that our proactive testing plan worked as intended – to identify asymptomatic cases early and take immediate steps to isolate and quarantine. Testing, along with wearing masks and washing hands, are important tools in the Tribe’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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