CTUIR strives for effective testing and tracing

An official news release from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation: AUGUST 26 – MISSION – Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center (Yellowhawk) continues to provide regular COVID testing to enrolled Tribal Members of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). As testing has steadily increased, Yellowhawk has identified some challenges to ensuring testing is performed in a timely manner. The CTUIR…

Use caution if family members test positive for COVID

Press release from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Mission, OR. – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Incident Command Team urges residents of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to exercise caution when interacting with those who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Over the past week, Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center identified six people who tested…

Oregon testing rate stabilizes

August 25 – Oregon Health Authority released its Weekly Testing Report today, which showed that as of August 22, Oregon’s cumulative positive testing rate is 4.5 percent of people tested. This is considerably lower than the national average of 9 percent. Of the 24,177 people tested the week of Aug. 16-22, 1,233 (5.1%) were positive. The total for that week…

Yellowhawk to begin providing further COVID-19 testing

From the CTUIR Incident Command Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2020 MISSION – Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center (Yellowhawk) will begin providing further testing for enrolled Tribal Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) while resources and capacity for providing this testing can be sustained. An appointment is required for all testing done at Yellowhawk. Testing needs have been…

CTUIR Language Program awarded NEH CARES grant

Mission, OR. – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Language Program has been awarded a grant of $125,000 from a National Endowment for the Humanities program funded by the CARES Act. Their grant project is to create video-recorded oral histories from Tribal elders about pandemics and natural disasters previously experienced on the reservation and ceded lands. The funding…