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Fourth Lincoln County resident tests positive for COVID-19

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What COVID-19 “High Risk” means for Lincoln County

Oregon Health Authority officials increased Lincoln County's COVID-19 risk level Tuesday, moving it into the high-risk category and with it a new list of rules to follow.

December is now upon us

I truly believe that even in the face of all that this year has thrown at us, that we are fortunate to have family and friends we can count on to help us get through difficult times.

Oregon reports 1,233 COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths

COVID-19 has claimed 24 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 936, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 1.

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High Wind Warning issued by NWS

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City seeks to fill multiple volunteer vacancies

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“Glaring” distinctions divide Congressional candidates

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Lincoln City wildfires update

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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 4 confirmed cases.

This individual is in their 30s, had no known contact with a confirmed case, so the case is being investigated as a community-acquired case. The person is not hospitalized and is self-isolating per Public Health guidelines.

“We are receiving a lot of questions about why we are not releasing city specific information about cases and the main reason is for patient privacy. Beyond that, we realize there have been limitations with testing and that it is unlikely that everyone who has COVID-19 has been tested.” said Nicole Fields, Deputy Director of Public Health, “In order to best protect you and your loved ones, please ask yourself, ‘What would I do differently if I knew there was a case in my city?’  and then take those actions to keep yourself as safe as possible.”

The best way to protect yourself is to avoid exposure to the virus. This is why social distancing and staying at home as much as possible is crucial at this time. For the latest information, guidelines, and resources for those affected, go to Lincoln County’s website www.co.lincoln.or.us/covid or call 541-265-0621.

If you have symptoms and think you need testing, contact your doctor. Testing is done at providers’ discretion and does not require approval from public health. As more testing is done, we expect to find more cases in the community. You can find up-to-date numbers on cases of COVID-19 in Oregon at healthoregon.org/coronavirus .

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What COVID-19 “High Risk” means for Lincoln County

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3 COMMENTS

  1. “We are receiving a lot of questions about why we are not releasing city specific information about cases and the main reason is for patient privacy. Beyond that, we realize there have been limitations with testing and that it is unlikely that everyone who has COVID-19 has been tested.”

    Wait, so you’re actually saying that telling us what city the person is from will violate their privacy? Like somehow out of thousands of people, we would know who it is just by naming the city?

    This kind of BS logic is making matters worse.

  2. Good point Del.

    Did you know that Newport’s hotels and nonessential business are open. That’s right….hotels are having signs that say we are open and have toilet paper!!! I emailed the commissioners office and they told me to contact Newport City. What a great response to a massive issue!!!!!!

  3. At a time like this privacy is not an issue . People need to know hot spot areas to protect themselves. At this time, I would like to know area. North lincoln,south east,west, county. M
    Nobody is asking for names. Those are being given out by neighbors, relatives
    ,and friends. So get real.

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What COVID-19 “High Risk” means for Lincoln County

Oregon Health Authority officials increased Lincoln County's COVID-19 risk level Tuesday, moving it into the high-risk category and with it a new list of rules to follow.

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The best hunt ever

There’s a reason they call it the Bull’s Bag, an unexpected five-mile coil in the Siletz River that confounds rookie drifters and appears on a map like the scrotum of an elk. It gets worse.

December is now upon us

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Lincoln County to reopen under ‘Phase 1’ Friday

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