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Covid-19 Lincoln County

Lincoln County Public Health announced today another positive case of COVID-19. The new case brings Lincoln County’s total to eight confirmed cases with five recovered.

Lincoln County is in close coordination with Oregon Health Authority (OHA) about these cases. Test results are now coming from multiple laboratories and are delivered electronically to providers, counties, and OHA throughout the day. As a result, some counties may release county data sooner than it is reported on the Oregon Health Authority website. www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus .

This individual is in their 60s. The individual has had contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19. The person is not hospitalized and is self-isolating per Public Health guidelines.

“Today’s announcement is an important reminder that COVID-19 is still spreading in Oregon. As we enter into phase 1 of the reopening, it is important to continue to practice safety precautions.” said Nicole Fields, Deputy Director “We must continue to physically distance, protect others with cloth face coverings whenever possible, and wash our hands frequently.”

The best way to protect yourself is to stay home and avoid exposure to the virus. There are easy steps you can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and many types of illness – including the flu – especially to older adults and those with underlying chronic diseases:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands immediately after. Or, cough into your upper arm.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of space between yourself and others.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
  • Wear a cloth facemask when you go out in public.
  • Follow the governor’s orders on social distancing.
  • Follow CDC’s travel guidance.

You can find more information at www.co.lincoln.or.us/covid

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  1. You are so right. We have people out there that think that this is stupid and a joke. These are the people that will cause the cases to go up quickly! They say to cough into your arms when you cough to prevent infection. What is to stop these people from hugging grandma and getting her sick after doing so?

  2. We have to open eventually, am I worried about tourists?, yes and yes,
    I’ve already made my feelings known about the vrd situation, and the current solution suits me fine, it can go for the rest of the year.
    The casino- it’s opening up, but there’s no smoking on the property…
    that’s going to be interesting, I’m a reformed smoker, so that’s sounding
    pretty sweet to me, it’ll keep out the “campers” and the “loungers”I am surprised a little that they will make people wear face coverings, you can’t wear a full face mask at Halloween in the casino, just like they let people carry around pool cues, a potential weapon, we’ll be wearing masks in the casino for the virus, that’s one reason I think bank lobbies
    are closed right now, think about it, it’s a natural, I wear a mask and gloves, I leave no fingerprints, and there’s no way to positively identify
    me either. It is weird that are cases are increasing, and what really bugs me about it, is that we have no idea what city is involved, Lincoln County is kinda big, oh, another case of covid in the county, but nothing
    else, people want to know what city is involved, at least I do. I hope this
    works, because we can’t all hide inside forever, but I have gotten used to
    the lack of clueless hordes parking in the road, zooming around… or were those just locals that are all indoors now?

  3. Sooo the casino is opening back up?! Most of the people visiting there are from out of town. They will then visit our stores etc. and we will go from 8 confirmed cases to many, many more. This decision is moronic.

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