Tribe officials concerned about community spread on reservation
May 18, 2020
The Nez Perce Tribe announced its belief Saturday that there is community spread of the coronavirus on its North Central Idaho reservation.
Public health officials define community spread as an illness for which the source of infection is unknown. Tribal Spokeswoman Kayeloni Scott said that as of Friday, the Nimiipuu Health clinic had tested 137 people for COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those tests, 17 have returned positive for people between the ages of 1 and 80, and there have been no additional positive tests since May 11.