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Monthly Archives: March, 2020

Second Lincoln County resident tests positive for COVID-19

Lincoln County Public Health announced today Lincoln County’s second positive case of COVID-19, bringing Lincoln County’s total to two confirmed cases.

Lincoln County call center answers any and all questions

Lincoln County Emergency Public Information Call Center is answering the public's questions and keeping mental health in check with trained volunteers to take pressure off of essential services.

Chinook Winds lays off staff, cancels hotel reservations

Chinook Winds Casino Resort announced Monday night it will stay closed through at least April 15, lay off employees and cancel hotel bookings due to Covid-19.

Lil Sambos opens with custom-built drive-up window

Lil Sambo's has been a coastal landmark since the 50s and recently closed along with myriad other restaurants due to COVID-19, but restaurateur Cary Moore has built a drive-up window to bring pancakes and bacon to the sheltered masses.

Signs of the Times

The other day I was sitting at my kitchen table working on my computer in my pajama pants, t-shirt and slippers, sipping on a cup of coffee. I hadn't shaved in a week. Self-quarantining isn’t so bad! 

VIDEO: Oregon reports 1 COVID-19 death, 98 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 12, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today.

SNAP benefits authorized for Amazon and Walmart groceries

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries can now use their EBT cards to purchase groceries from online retailers Amazon and Walmart due to a rapid adoption after a pilot program and COVID-19.

Request for PPE donations met by countless good Samaritans

“The response has been remarkable,” said Taylor Gilmour, assistant vice president of Samaritan Foundations. “It is clear that we are surrounded by a caring community who wants to ensure the health and safety of health care professionals and patients and for that we are thankful.

Governor’s Joint Task Force for Health Care Systems Response to COVID-19

Oregon Health Authority held a webinar Thursday, March 26 outlining the Governor’s Joint Task Force for Health Care Systems response to COVID-19 action plan and addressed problems that could be presented by a COVID-19 surge.

Prescription pick up, delivery and mail options in Lincoln City

Pharmacies in Lincoln City are doing things differently due to COVID-19 and have implemented measures to keep people who need medications safe.

Sheriff offers security tips for telecommuters

As you're getting your work-at-home systems set up, here are some tips for protecting your devices and personal information.
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Commissioner Hall gives Lincoln County COVID-19 update

Lincoln County Commissioner Claire Hall speaks about the Lincoln County resident who tested positive for COVID-19.

Emergency Management seeking PPE donations

Due to the nationwide shortage in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Management is coordinating PPE donations.

Oregon reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths, 57 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed 2 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 8 to 10, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8:00 a.m. today.

Perspective on COVID-19

This pandemic is referred to as the worst, and that we (the global community) have never seen anything like this. Well that simply isn't correct when we look through the lens of history.

First confirmed COVID-19 case reported for Lincoln County

The Oregon Health Authority today announced Lincoln County’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19. The new case brings Oregon’s total to 209 cases.

Pacific Power will keep lights on during COVID-19 emergency

In support of the stay-at-home directive ordered by the state of Oregon, Pacific Power will maintain reliable power to all customers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Oregon reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths, 18 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to eight, the Oregon Health Authority reported 8 a.m. today.

Lincoln County lodging moratorium approved

Order 3-23-85 - Minimize the effects of the COVID-19 Emergency - was approved during a joint emergency meeting by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and mayors, city councils and staff of all Lincoln County Cities.

Newport woman arrested for arson, injures officer to boot

Twenty-four-year-old Newport woman Ashley Hunt was arrested for arson Sunday night for allegedly setting the 4-plex where she lives on fire. 

Lincoln City closes lodging with unanimous vote

Lincoln City will join other cities in Lincoln County who have been working to draft a joint declaration ordering lodging to close.

Gov. Brown Executive Order: ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’

Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order Monday, tightening restrictions on commerce and ordering Oregonians to stay home to the "maximum extent possible."

Information on COVID-19 for Oregon and how to help

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management has a website where Oregonians can donate supplies, volunteer and get real time information about COVID-19.

Oregon State Parks to close Monday, beaches possible

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department issued a news release Sunday, stating they will close state parks "end of day" Monday and will close beaches if social distancing is not followed.
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Lincoln County Commissioner Jacobson gives COVID-19 update

Lincoln County Commissioner Kaety Jacobson spoke to the public Sunday on behalf of Lincoln County and her fellow commissioners with a COVID-19 update. 

Oregon reports 24 new COVID-19 cases; announces funding for Local Public Health and Tribes

Oregon Health Authority announced COVID-19 has claimed another life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from four to five. OHA reported 24 new cases Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 161.

Rep. Gomberg responds to questions concerning hospitality industry

Lincoln City Homepage sent an email to Oregon Rep. David Gomberg Friday asking what could be done about hotels and vacation rentals remaining open in Lincoln City.

Park and slide

True Stories of the Oregon State Police!On March 21 at approximately 9:37 a.m., the Oregon State Police received a report of a white Jeep...

City Hall, parks and open spaces closing to the public Monday

Lincoln City City Hall will not be open to the public Monday, March 23 and neither will city parks, open spaces or bathrooms.

Gov. Brown orders Oregonians to ‘stay home, stay healthy’

In a live stream video Friday night, Governor Kate Brown ordered all Oregonians to remain at home with a new slogan: "stay home, stay healthy."