IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
Randy’L Teton, C19 Public Information Officer February 24, 2021
COVID19 UPDATE FOR FORT HALL RESERVATION
Fort Hall- Vaccinations are on the climb and COVID19 cases are decreasing, although, according to our Regional health officials, a variant from South Africa was detected last week in District 3 (Ada county, Boise area). We stress to Fort Hall, please continue to be safe as the virus is active and contagious within our community, continue to wear your facemask, keep your hands washed and your home sanitized.
Note: These numbers change daily. Data is reported as of February 23, 2021 at 4:00PM.
Total Cases To-Date 852
Total Active Cases 2
Total Currently Hospitalized 0
Total Recovered to Date 833
Total Deceased to Date 17
Total Hospitalized to Date 75
% Hospitalized to Date 8.8%
Check out the Tribe’s new ‘COVID19 Dashboard’ on the Tribes government website, http://sbtribes.com/covid-19/ for all COVID19 data.
MASS SCREENING DATA FOR EACH TESTING LOCATION:
On Monday, February 22, 2021- Eagle Lodge had 247 tests with 0 positives. Good job!
On Tuesday, February 23, 2021- Buffalo Lodge had 272 tests with 2 positives.
We are pleased to announce that the Tribes will be providing these Community Screenings up until September 2021! This is great news for the Fort Hall community to help decrease the spread of
COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE
To date, the Tribes have given a total of 1,818 Moderna vaccines and 976 “booster” shots (the 2nd shot) to the Fort Hall community.
This breaks down to covering 16% of our Reservation population to-date. This is a high rate compared to the surrounding region and state.
The Tribes will be receiving a limited supply of Phizer vaccine next week that will also be available as an option. Otherwise, our main vaccine that we have been implementing has been Moderna.
According to CDC guidelines, if you have taken the vaccine and get exposed to a positive case, you will still be required to quarantine for 14 days. Tribal Health officials are encouraging tribal members to get vaccinated; we have two health centers providing vaccines to our community- Fort Hall I.H.S at 208-238-5427 or HRSA Community Clinic at 208-238-5435.
If you need to contact a Tribal Contact Tracer call 208-478-3901 or 208-478-3902.
The Tribes will have a Facebook LIVE this Thursday, 2/25 at 12’noon on the Tribes official Facebook page, search for ‘shoban tribes.’
Click on the Tribes COVID19 website for ongoing updates on the COVID dashboard, facemask mandate, Tribal PSA’s, Facebook live recordings, etc. http://sbtribes.com/covid-19/