From the SB TRIBES EOC
FORT HALL — COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the Fort Hall community with 33 active cases according to the Tribal Health data analyst.
There are at least two positive cases per day. Therefore, the Fort Hall Business Council is urging the community to wear face masks during the Indian Relay races at the Eastern Idaho State Fair to protect one self and family.
Numbers as of September 7 at 4 p.m. include: Total cases to date 1063; total active cases: 33; total currently hospitalized: 1; total recovered to date: 1006; total deceased to date: 24; breakthrough cases: 25. (Note breakthrough cases are when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus).
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have given 6,061 vaccines to date to the Fort Hall community that covers 54% of the reservation population. A total of 391 vaccines have been given to youth ages 12 to 17 through Fort Hall Indian Health Service. A total of 3,220 of the 6,061 are fully vaccinated.
Concerning positive cases, females in the 25 to 34 age group are the most affected. The second highest range is 0 to 9 years according to tribal data. With school now started, the Tribes EOC is recommending keeping children masked up.
Those that are fully vaccinated can pick up $50 incentive cards at the Not-tsoo Gah-nee Indian Health Center where one must show a vaccine card along with a tribal identification card or certificate of Indian blood.
The ‘Binax NOW’ testing or community screening is still available at the Fort Hall I.H.S. north tent structure from 1 to 3 p.m., 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.
The Not-tsoo Gah-Nee IHS Clinic (I.H.S) is providing the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. I.H.S offers a walk-in clinic on Monday-Wednesday, Friday 9-11 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Contact 238-5435 (THHS), 208-238-5427 (IHS Medical).
The Shoshone-Bannock Community Health Center (HRSA) is providing the Moderna vaccine. HRSA offers a walk-in clinic on Saturdays from 2 to 7:45 p.m., Sunday-Friday call to schedule 208-478-3987.
Visit us online at www.sbtribes.com/covid-19/ to view the COVID19 data dashboard, click here: https://public.tableau.com/.../Shoshone.../C19...