Neah Bay, WA is in Phase 2 of the Makah COVID-19 Public Health Protocols
New data for neah bay residents who test positive outside of neah bay
Our COVID-19 data table now has an extra line title "# of Neah Bay Residents who have tested positive in other jurisdictions". To this date, that number is 2. There was a case early in July that was tested out of state and recovered prior to returning to the Makah Reservation and had no close contacts/exposures here in Neah Bay. Similarly, last week a Neah Bay Resident tested positive outside of Neah Bay and had no known exposures to other residents here.
Our staff here in Neah Bay do follow these cases closely and are in communication with the residents themselves as well as the healthcare staff and public health officials involved.
Clallam County: Clallam County saw only 2 cases over the weekend. In communications with Clallam County's Health Officer, it is hopeful that the Percent Positive will go below 2% if testing rates stay stable while the disease prevalence in the community goes down. Please continue to follow all precautions while traveling.
Contact Tracing: As we continue with allowing outdoor social gatherings and, when safe to do so, indoor gatherings, please keep a log of any close contacts that you have. We still have Contact Tracing notebooks available at various locations throughout the community (Washburns, the Minimart and at the Clinic).
Thank you for your help in keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe here in Neah Bay! If you have any questions, please call me anytime at 360-645-2224.
Dr. Libby Cope
Health Director/Health Officer for Makah Tribe
IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY AT HOME EXCEPT TO GET MEDICAL CARE
Stay home and stay away from others in your household, in a separate room and using a separate bathroom if possible. If you have to be around others, stay 6 feet away and wear a face mask or use a tissue to cover your cough/sneezes
Absolutely stay away from high risk persons in your life (high risk persons are those who are greater than 60 years old, have underlying heart or lung or other medical conditions, or are pregnant).
VERY IMPORTANT: If you are at high risk (greater than 60 years old, have underlying heart or lung conditions, diabetes or other immune compromising conditions, or are pregnant), please start monitoring your symptoms very closely. Call immediately if your fever is greater than 100.4 or you are having shortness of breath.
If you are coughing or sneezing, do it into a tissue and immediately dispose of the tissue (or wash if you have a handkerchief). Do not let other people handle your used tissues or handkerchiefs! If you don't have something to cough or sneeze into, use your elbow, but wash your clothes afterward.
If you have mild symptoms, (such as a cough, runny nose or fever less than 102) you can most likely manage your symptoms at home. There are several supportive therapies you can do at home without seeing a doctor, such as:
If your symptoms worsen during After Hours, please call the Careline at 1-800-607-5501 or, if you suspect you have COVID-19 (fever and a cough), call the Clallam County Hotline at 1-360-417-2430 or the Washington State Department of Health Hotline at 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
If you are having an emergency (i.e. severe shortness of breath) at anytime, call 911.