MASSIVE TESTING EFFORTS IN BRIDGEPORT, WA

August 21, 2020

EAST WENATCHEE – On August 18, 2020, the Chelan-Douglas Health District and Columbia Valley Community Health conducted a community-wide voluntary COVID-19 testing event in Bridgeport, WA. 32 volunteers were tested and 12 resulted positive for COVID-19 indicating a 30% positive rate within the population sample. Each of the 12 who tested positive were not experiencing symptoms at the time of testing – raising concerns about further transmission in the Bridgeport community.

In response to this high percentage rate, the Chelan-Douglas Health District will be offering free, voluntary COVID-19 testing – available to Bridgeport residents. During this free, voluntary testing event, individuals who wish to be tested will be instructed on how to self-administer the test with the guidance of onsite health care professionals. This test is simple, pain free and results are provided in about 72 hours.

Over the weekend, between August 22 and August 23, community resource volunteers from the Bridgeport community will be visiting residents to provide testing information, COVID-19 education materials and masks. Testing will begin on Tuesday, August 25 from 12 (noon) to 4:00 PM at Fireman Park. Teams of volunteers will then canvas the community door-to-door until 8:00 p.m. for a home testing option.

Be a protector, not an infector! For more information, visit www.cdhd.wa.gov/covid-19 and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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RESULTS FROM FREE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TESTING IN BRIDGEPORT, WA

August 20, 2020

EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health Distrct (CDHD) and Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) conducted a community-wide voluntary testing event in Bridgeport, WA on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. A total of 32 volunteers were tested and 12 of the individuals tested positive for COVID-19. All of the individuals who tested positive are Hispanic and had no COVID-19 symptoms at the time of testing.

CDHD is working closely with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and a third-party medical team to coordinate a massive testing effort that could potentially test all of Bridgeport’s population – approximately 2,500 residents. The Bridgeport-wide testing efforts are still in the planning process, but could possibly start the week of August 24, 2020.

CDHD would like to remind everyone of the importance of all public health precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone can have COVID-19 and not know they are contagious. COVID-19 is easily spread to close contacts, friends, family and loved ones before a person knows they are unintentionally spreading the virus. Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, continue to mask-up, social distance and avoid group gatherings. For more information, visit www.cdhd.wa.gov/covid-19 and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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2020-38 Bridgeport Test Results – English and Spanish

NEW LOCATION FOR FREE COVID-19 TESTING IN MANSON

Chelan-Douglas Health District and Columbia Valley Community Health Testing Efforts

August 20, 2020

EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health Distict (CDHD) and Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) are joining together to offer free, COVID-19 tests to Manson residents on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Health workers will be stationed at the Manson Fire Department, 250 Manson Blvd. in Manson, WA from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. offering free testing.

The tests are self-administered after instructions by the health worker. The sample is collected and an on-site lab located in Brewster will provide the results within 24-hours. There is no charge for the test.

For the health of your family, neighbors, and friends, please wear a mask when in public. Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
CDHD would like to remind everyone to stay safe, social distance and mask-up. Masking is the next best thing to a vaccine. For more information, visit www.cdhd.wa.gov/covid-19 and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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FREE COVID-19 TESTS AVAILABLE TO MANSON RESIDENTS

Chelan-Douglas Health District and Columbia Valley Community Health Testing Efforts

August 19, 2020

EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health Distict (CDHD) and Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) are joining together to offer free, COVID-19 tests to Manson residents on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Health workers will be stationed at Manson Bay Market, 610 East Wapato Way in Manson, WA from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. offering free testing.

The tests are self-administered after instructions by the health worker. The sample is collected and an on-site lab located in Brewster will provide the results within 24-hours. There is no charge for the test.

For the health of your family, neighbors, and friends, please wear a mask when in public. Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

CDHD would like to remind everyone to stay safe, social distance and mask-up. Masking is the next best thing to a vaccine. For more information, visit www.cdhd.wa.gov/covid-19 and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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FREE COVID-19 TESTS AVAILABLE TO CHELAN RESIDENTS

Chelan-Douglas Health District and Columbia Valley Community Health Testing Efforts

August 18, 2020

EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health Distict (CDHD) and Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) are joining together to offer free, COVID-19 testing to Chelan residents on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Health workers will be stationed at CVCH in Chelan offering free testing.

The tests are self-administered after instructions by the health worker. The sample is collected and an on-site lab located in Brewster will provide the results within 24-hours. There is no charge for the test.

For the health of your family, neighbors, and friends, please wear a mask when in public. Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
CDHD would like to remind everyone to stay safe, social distance and mask-up. Masking is the next best thing to a vaccine. For more information, visit www.cdhd.wa.gov/covid-19 and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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FREE COVID-19 TESTS AVAILABLE TO BRIDGEPORT RESIDENTS

Chelan-Douglas Health District and Columbia Valley Community Health Testing Efforts

August 17, 2020

EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health Distict (CDHD) and Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) are joining together to offer free, COVID-19 testing to Bridgeport residents on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Health workers will be stationed at La Plaza Market in Bridgeport and will also go door-to-door throughout Bridgeport neighborhoods offering free testing.

Due to a recent uptick of COVID-19 positive cases in the Bridgeport area, the Health District wants to determine how widespread the virus is. The tests are self-administered after instructions by the health worker. The sample is collected and an on-site lab located in Brewster will provide the results within 24-hours. There is no charge for the test.

For the health of your family, neighbors, and friends, please wear a mask when in public. Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

CDHD would like to remind everyone to stay safe, social distance and mask-up. Masking is the next best thing to a vaccine. For more information, visit www.cdhd.wa.gov/covid-19 and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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THREE ADDITIONAL DEATHS FROM CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

This brings the total deaths in Chelan & Douglas Counties to 16

August 17, 2020

EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health Distict (CDHD) reports three (3) additional deaths from COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths in Chelan County to ten (10) and six (6) in Douglas County. Two (2) individuals from Chelan County were males in their 80s; and the death in Douglas County was a male in his 50s. The Health District’s total COVID-19 deaths is now sixteen (16).

For the health of your family, neighbors, and friends, please wear a mask when in public. Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

CDHD would like to remind everyone to stay safe, social distance and mask-up. Masking is the next best thing to a vaccine. For more information, visit www.cdhd.wa.gov/covid-19 and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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2020-33 Three COVID Deaths for CDHD – English and Spanish

CORRECTION ON NUMBER OF POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CASES AT BENEFICIAL IN-HOME CARE FACILITY

August 4, 2020

EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health Distrcit (CDHD) would like to clarify that five (5) total employees at Beneficial In-Home Care in East Wenatchee, Washington, tested positive for COVID-19 over a five (5) week period of time, with only four (4) positive cases of COVID-19 within a 14 day time frame. According to Beneficial In-Home Care, all clients were notified of the situation and those that wanted to be tested have been able to receive testing. Beneficial In-Home Care will continue to report any future positive employees to CDHD.

Public health would like to remind everyone to keep a six (6) foot distance from others and wear a mask in public. Masking is the next best thing to a vaccine. For more information, please visit www.cdhd.wa.gov/covid-19 and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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Twelfth (12th) & Thirteenth (13th) Death Associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Identified by Chelan-Douglas Health District

July 28, 2020

EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health Distict (CDHD) is reporting its 12th and 13 th COVID-19 associated deaths. The individuals were males, one in his 70s and the other in his 80s, living in Chelan County. These deaths bring the Health District’s total COVID-19 deaths to thirteen (13).

For the health of your family, neighbors, and friends, please wear a mask in public, maintain a six (6) foot distance from others and avoid social gatherings. It is a personal decision we all make when we choose to socialize outside of our households. We risk infecting others with our choices to interact with people who are not within our close family circle and we may be impacting our most vulnerable residents should we be in close contact.

CDHD would like to remind everyone to please mask-up in public and help protect one another. Masking is the next best thing to a vaccine. For more information, visit www.cdhd.wa.gov/covid-19 and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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SEVENTEEN (17) POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CASES AT COLONIAL VISTA LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY

July 27, 2020

EAST WENATCHEE – On July 27, 2020, Chelan-Douglas Health Distrcit confirmed seventeen (17) cases of COVID-19 at Colonial Vista Long-Term Care Facility in Wenatchee, Washington. Thirteen (13) residents and four (4) staff members tested positive for Covid-19 after a facility-wide testing was conducted last Wednesday, July 22, 2020. As required, all four (4) staff members who tested positive are isolating at home. The positive residents are all in isolation and any exposed residents are in quarantine separated from the residents who tested negative.

Public health would like to remind everyone to keep a six (6) foot distance from others and wear a mask in public. Masking is the next best thing to a vaccine. For more information, visit www.cdhd.wa.gov/covid-19 and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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