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Information on COVID-19 for Oregon and how to help

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Black Belt teaches women’s self-defense in ‘dangerous’ Lincoln City

As a female in one of Oregon’s most dangerous cities, Tiffany Richards would be the wrong woman to pick on in an empty parking lot — one of the places where women are often assaulted.

Lincoln County Jail inmates to receive free tablets with no internet

Lincoln County Jail staff will have a new tool to supervise inmates and help them gain basic life skills with a new tablet program designed to reward good study habits and keep offenders out of custody.

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman 150 miles off Newport shore

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman Tuesday from a 63-foot commercial fishing boat operating about 150 miles offshore from Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

Bridge work will close West Devils Lake Road

A section of NE West Devils Lake Road will be partially, then fully shutdown while Stayton-based contractor, HP Civil Inc., replaces a bridge, causing detours to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.

COVID-19 outbreak at Hillside Place senior community

Lincoln County Public Health and Hillside Place of Lincoln City announced today the results of testing of all staff and residents done on Friday.

Students at Samaritan Early Learning Center enjoy wealth of new books

The young readers at Samaritan Early Learning Center have a newly expanded library, thanks to a $1,700 grant from the Walter R. Behrens Foundation, which funds charitable, literary and educational enrichment opportunities in North Lincoln County.

OSP identifies deceased female found near Otter Rock

Oregon State Police issued a news release at 2:11 p.m. July 31, identifying the deceased female found on the beach near Otter Rock

Joe the Sea Lion getting a new coat

Concerned citizens who were worried about Nelcott's Joe the Sea Lion being the target of vandals can rest easy as the City of Lincoln City is in the process of restoring the statue.

Driver who crashed into house in stable condition

The driver of a car that crashed into a house on NW Jetty Thursday is listed in stable condition according to Legacy Emanuel Hospital staff in Portland. 

Health advisory lifted for D River Beach

The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at D River Beach located in Lincoln City.

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Oregon Office of Emergency Management COVID RESPONSE

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


The website allows Oregon residents to donate or sell supplies, offer services or volunteer and has “surveys” website visitors can fill out to coordinate pickup of offered items and services.

Those with something to sell can engage in a business relationship with the state by filling out a form. OEM is looking for masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer, boot/shoe covers and anything else that can help fight the virus. The same form is used for donations.


Low-risk individuals who wish to volunteer with an organization can complete a volunteer interest form. Remote and low-contact hands-on volunteer opportunities are available. Examples of types of volunteering include:

  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Delivery
  • Administrative
  • Heavy lifting/carrying
  • Answering and making phone calls
  • Childcare
  • Petcare
  • Instruction and teaching


An interactive dashboard with current Oregon COVID-19 information can be found on the website that includes Oregon Health Authority updates and cases across the state.

The website also has a comprehensive list of federal and local resources and tools:


From the OEM COVID-19 Response website:

On March 8, 2020, Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency to address the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. This declaration gives the Governor authority to direct state agencies to use and employ state personnel, equipment, and facilities for activities designated to prevent or alleviate actual or threatened damage due to the emergency.

In response to the declaration, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) mobilized the state Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) to coordinate and support state and local recovery efforts. The ECC is collaborating with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and its Agency Operations Center (AOC).

OHA serves as the lead agency for public health response efforts and the ECC is focused on minimizing any disruption to critical services in Oregon.

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Justin Werner
Justin Werner
Justin Werner is founder and publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for the fine citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon and beyond. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and three children.


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