21 new COVID-19 cases on the Fort Hall Reservation

Pictured: Welcome to Fort Hall, Home of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes sign.(Photo: Jackie McNeel)

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Four new cases are currently hospitalized

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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

The Tribal Office of Emergency Management (TOEM) officially reports 21 new COVID-19 cases on the Fort Hall Reservation, bringing the total cases that have been impacted by COVID-19 to 151 cases (this number includes positives and recovered) since the pandemic started in early April. Of the 151 cases, 40 are currently positive and being monitored, 110 have recovered, 4 new cases are currently hospitalized and 1 confirmed death to date.

Test results are compiled and reported by the Fort Hall Indian Health Clinic and Community Health Center (HRSA). The Fort Hall COVID19 Chart data will vary daily based on testing results. The chart below shows the last four weeks of data to show the trends in positive and recovered cases on the reservation and will be updated by the Tribal Public Information Officer. The data varies day by day depending on the tests given at both Fort Hall Indian Health Service and Fort Hall Indian Health Clinic and Community Health Center.

Fort Hall COVID-19 chart as at August 21, 2020.
Fort Hall COVID-19 chart as at August 21, 2020.(Image: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes - Tribal Office of Emergency Management)

According to Tribal Health officials, if you are contacted by a ‘Contract Tracer’, the individual will be instructed to isolate and schedule a testing immediately. COVID symptoms include a fever (temperature 100.4 or higher), cough, shortness of breath, headache, muscle and body aches, sore throat, fatigue/extreme tiredness, GI symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), and loss of taste and smell. Each of our Tribal health centers, including Fort Hall Indian Health Service, Tribal Health and Fort Hall Indian Health Clinic and Community Health Center have tribal contact tracers actively monitoring positive individuals.

Due to the increase of positive cases, Contract Tracers have been hired at Fort Hall Indian Health Clinic and Community Health Center and Tribal Health. We ask community members to be honest when a tracer contacts you and/or to answer the phone call. This is very important in order to safeguard you, your family and the community.

For any health concerns, please call Fort Hall Indian Health Service (I.H.S) at 208-238-5400 (Monday-Friday, 8-5PM) or Community Health Center (HRSA) 208-478-3987. Please note there has been an increase of phone calls, so please be patient with both health facilities. For tribal resources check out the Tribes COVID19 website at www.sbtribes.com and click on COVID19. For general questions on Idaho COVID-19, call the Hotline at 1-888-330-3010.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes - Tribal Office of Emergency Management
(Shoshone-Bannock Tribes - Tribal Office of Emergency Management)
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