September 1, 2021
COVID19 UPDATE FOR FORT HALL RESERVATION
Fort Hall- Fort Hall has spiked in COVID positive cases. The positive cases also include breakthrough cases that will be included in the weekly updates. Please remember the covid spreads by droplets in the air so please wear your facemask in public spaces. Earlier this week, Governor Little issued a public statement to activate the Idaho National Guard once again to assist communities in need of medical personnel. According to the media statement, “up to 150 guardsmen will support short-staffed medical facilities. They will be tasked with logistical support such as screenings, lab work, and other duties.” The Tribes have officially requested help.
Our numbers for this week as of September 1, 2021, at 4:00PM.
- Total Cases To-Date 1048
- Total Active Cases 28
- Total Currently Hospitalized 2
- Total Recovered to Date 996
- Total Deceased to Date 24
- Total Breakthrough cases* 24
*Breakthrough cases is when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus.
Total Vaccines given to Date 6,053
Youth ages 12-17 years 389
MASS SCREENING UPDATES
The Binax NOW Testing is available at the Fort Hall I.H.S. north tent structure from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM, Mondays – Thursdays only. Remember, NO appointments are necessary. Please drive up to the registration table for a short intake and thereafter will be directed to the testing tent.
To date, the Tribes have given a total of 6,053 vaccines to the Fort Hall community which covers 53.5% of our community population. Of this number, 3,210 are fully vaccinated, 389 are tribal youth, ages 12-17, that have been vaccinated by Fort Hall I.H.S. According to our Tribal Data Analyst, over the week, 13 of the positive cases are under the age of 34 and half of them are under the age of 17 years.
In the surrounding counties, analysis shows a continual increase in both active cases and daily new cases (highest cases since January and March). Most of east Idaho has seen an increase for 2 consecutive days.
For those that are fully vaccinated, you can still pick up your $50 vaccine incentive at Not-tsoo Gah-nee IHS Clinic (Vaccine card & Tribal ID/CIB required).
Here is the contact information for our two health facilities:
Not-tsoo Gah-Nee IHS Clinic
The Moderna (2 doses-4wk) and Pfizer (2 doses-3wk) walk in clinic/schedule is: Monday-Wednesday, Friday 9-11am, 1:30-3:30pm 238-5435 (THHS), 208-238-5427 (IHS Medical)
Shoshone-Bannock Community Health Center
For the Moderna (2 doses) walk-in clinic is Saturday 2-7:45pm, Sunday-Friday call to schedule 208-478-3987.
The Tribes will have a Facebook LIVE on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 12’noon. We will also announce the last winner this Thursday, Sept 2nd for the Vax Nupius Drawing. We appreciate everyone that participated and good luck to this week’s winner!