COVID-19 SYMPTOMS & PREVENTION
Staff from Tribal Government, Spirit Mountain Casino, Health and Wellness and Emergency Preparedness are working closely with Yamhill County Public Health and the Oregon Health Authority to develop a response to a possible outbreak of COVID-19. Prevention, education and precautionary tactics are the Tribe’s top priority and have been developed to support the detection and prevention of virus spread.
Someone showing any of these signs should seek emergency medical care immediately.
Symptoms (may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus):
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Emergency warning signs for COVID-19 include:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
Prevention: The best way to prevent exposure or the spread of coronavirus is through social distancing, wearing a facemask or covering when out in public, frequent handwashing, avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth, avoiding contact with people who are sick, staying home while sick and avoiding contact with others, and covering your mouth and nose with tissue and sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Patients who believe they have been exposed to the virus should call the Clinic at (503) 879-2032 for triage and further instruction. This will help limit possible exposure to staff and patients.
COVID-19 VIRAL TESTING INFORMATION
Positive COVID-19 Test: A positive COVID-19 test means that the individual tested has an active COVID-19 infection. They may, or may not, be showing symptoms but need to follow the CDC guidelines for self-quarantine and isolation.
Negative COVID-19 Test: A negative COVID-19 test means a person was not infected at the time of the test or that they were too early in the infection for a positive result. It does not mean that an individual can’t get sick. An individual could be exposed after the test and then become infected with COVID-19. An additional test would need to be administered to determine a later infection.