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Lincoln County Public Health announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the current count to 184 confirmed positive cases. Due to state website updating procedures, the OHA website may not match our local case reporting and could show fewer cases.

  • Person in their 30s, known contact with a positive case and is connected to an outbreak.
  • Person between the ages of 10 and 19, no additional information available at this time.
  • Person in their 30s, no additional information available at this time.
  • Person in their 30s, no additional information available at this time.
  • Person between the ages of 0 and 9, no additional information available at this time.
  • Person in their 20s, no additional information available at this time.
  • Person in their 30s, no additional information available at this time.
  • Person in their 20s, no additional information available at this time.
  • Person between the ages of 10 and 19, no additional information available at this time.
  • Person in their 20s, no additional information available at this time.
  • Person between the ages of 10 and 19, no additional information available at this time.
  • One person, no additional information at this time.
  • One person, no additional information at this time.
  • One person, no additional information at this time.

It is important to understand that this virus is in the community.  It is vitally important to stay home as much as possible, physically distance, wear a face covering to protect others when unable to physically distance, and wash hands and sanitize surfaces frequently.

There are three situations where you must quarantine for 14 days.  We ask that workplaces support employees who are required to quarantine and not ask them to go to work in these situations.  Supports are in place for people who must isolate, and we will be reaching out to all known close contacts and confirmed cases.  If you have questions about this, please contact our call center at 541-265-0621 or email [email protected]

The three situations where people need to self-isolate and quarantine are:

  1. Confirmed COVID-19 test – quarantine for 14 days from date of test
  2. Close contact of positive case (within 6 feet for over 15 minutes) – quarantine from date aware of being a close contact – even if a subsequent test comes back negative.
  3. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19. These symptoms include cough, chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of sense of taste or smell.

Lincoln County staff and partners are making calls to close contacts of confirmed cases.   Some of these calls may look like they come from an unknown number.  If you don’t answer, they will leave a message.  Please call them back as soon as you can.

Local public and tribal health authorities will never ask for your social security number, credit card number, bank account or billing information, or immigration status. (Note: Information will not be shared with immigration authority or law enforcement. Getting tested or getting treatment for COVID-19 will not affect your ability to get permanent residency in the U.S.)

Additional details on how to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus:

  • If you have had close contact with a confirmed case:
    • Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or longer. Start a 14-day quarantine immediately. This means staying at home or in your hotel/other living arrangements. This includes staying home from work and not going out to shop for supplies.
    • Someone from public health will reach out to you in the coming days. If you do not hear from someone in a few days, contact our call center at 541-265-0621 or email [email protected] Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm. Monitor your symptoms. Contact your doctor if you develop symptoms. If you need a physician, contact Samaritan or the Lincoln Community Health Center:
      • Samaritan Health Services
        • Current Patients: 855-543-2780.
        • New Patients: 541-768-7080
      • Lincoln Community Health Center
        • New or current patients: 541-265-4947
      • If you aren’t sure if you have had close contact with a confirmed case:
        • Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or longer. If this did not happen, then you do not need to quarantine, but you may want to limit your trips outside the home. Monitor your symptoms.
        • Contact your doctor if you develop symptoms. If you need a physician, contact Samaritan or the Lincoln Community Health Center:
          • Samaritan Health Services
            • Current Patients: 855-543-2780.
            • New Patients: 541-768-7080
          • Lincoln Community Health Center
            • New or current patients: 541-265-4947
          • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms
            • Start a 14-day quarantine immediately. This means staying at home or in your hotel/other living arrangements. This includes staying home from work and not going out to shop for supplies.
            • Contact your doctor and let them know that you have COVID-19 symptoms. If you need a physician, contact Samaritan or the Lincoln Community Health Center:
              • Samaritan Health Services
                • Current Patients: 855-543-2780.
                • New Patients: 541-768-7080
              • Lincoln Community Health Center
                • New or current patients: 541-265-4947
  • If you receive a negative COVID-19 test result after being asked to quarantine:
    • Continue to quarantine until your 14 days have passed. This includes staying home from work and the store.
    • Continue to monitor your symptoms and contact your doctor if you develop any. If you need a physician, contact Samaritan or the Lincoln Community Health Center:
      • Samaritan Health Services
        • Current Patients: 855-543-2780.
        • New Patients: 541-768-7080
      • Lincoln Community Health Center
        • New or current patients: 541-265-4947

Anyone in Lincoln County that is confirmed to have COVID-19 or that has had close contact with a confirmed case will be receiving a letter from Public Health as proof to their employer excusing their absence from work. If you have COVID-19, have been exposed, or develop symptoms you need to quarantine immediately. It may take a few days for our staff to contact you due to the volume of this outbreak, so this means you will likely not have a letter until after you begin quarantine. It is of utmost importance that Lincoln County employers and occupants quarantine at the first sign of symptoms or suspected exposure.

For more information on contact tracing, please visit https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/contact-tracing

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Why don’t we just close back up and get back into quarantine, we clearly opened way too prematurely and we are now facing the consequences.

  2. This is a thank you to pacific seafood we did not open to early pacific seafood did as they have no concern for anyone outside of the pacific seafood family employees from pacific seafood had a very large birthday party in May and spread the virus there and then they all went out and caused this issue. Then pacific seafood did not cooperate with the county and state on suppling information. Why to protect pacific seafood not the community, and the state and county/ state allowed that. Pacific seafood closed down for about a week and now they are back up and working. Things will go along with what pacific seafoods wants which the need to stay open at phase one, they don’t need phase 2, so all is good for them and the county/ state can deal with the problem now

  3. Does anyone EVER say, “What about all those creeps protesting, taking over 6 blocks in Seattle, marching in Portland and do any of you think ANY OF THEM WASH ANYTHING????? No, one pr of pants, no hygiene for them…who cares???? Go into shops, eat, poop anywhere they can. Am sick to death of all this “DO THIS, DO THAT” it is all about control. America does not want communism in this country. The damn virus is easily to get over for most. Flu kills people. DID YOU KNOW THAT???????
    America needs to wake up.

  4. Farmer’s Market today…hmmm looks like Communism rules but never apply to the rioters in PDX of course. Doesn’t seem like much fun. No eating, no dogs, only one person allowed in a vender booth, no lingering…..America is laughing at those rules now. Funny how the Left uses the rules to suit themselves.

  5. I was never a fan of dogs in the Farmers Market, believe it or not,
    dogs can be dangerous, and some of us are genuinely afraid of dogs because of past experiences.
    My dog doesn’t bite…much. Too many people think everyone should love
    their dog, well, sorry, I am wary of your pet and don’t appreciate being subjected to your need to drag your dog everywhere with you. Grow up and leave your dog at home, dogs do not have any money, and can’t make a purchase, and if you can’t live without your dog for a few minutes, you’ve got issues.
    Pacific Seafood is solely responsible for this outbreak, I’m glad I don’t live in Newport right now, wondering where these sick persons have
    been, the grocery store, the fast food places.
    As far as deaths go- more people die each year here taking selfies and falling into the ocean than from covid19, in any event, I probably wouldn’t survive an infection given my emphysema, and my flip phone
    won’t push me off a cliff.

  6. I think we should stay open but every single person should be wearing a mask. It’s their body. Their germs need to stay with them. If they hate wearing masks and want to be free, then stay home and go naked face. Tourists come from all over. They need to follow mask in public, or leave. It’s not that hard. No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no service. People walking around town and shopping without a face covering is the equivalent of giving me the double middle finger salute. No respect, and total disregard for anyone else. Mask or leave. Period. B T W on opb news it says gov brown requiring everyone masked in 7 counties. We are one of them. Goes into affect June 24th.

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