Monday, October 18, 2021

Lincoln County Public Health COVID-19 update

Phase 2 and lodging holds discussed

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Lincoln County Public Health’s Susan Trachsel gives an update on COVID-19, covering a 24-hour room hold rule for unincorporated Lincoln County lodging and the possibility of moving to Phase 2.

Trachsel gave a rundown of the numbers showing Lincoln County has a total of 463 COVID-19 cases and 7,607 negative tests. Twenty-three people have been hospitalized and 13 have died.

Lincoln County Public Health Susan Trachsel
Lincoln County Public Health Public Information Officer Susan Trachsel

Lincoln County Commissioners extended the 24-hour hold rule on lodging until Sept. 29. This rule applies only to hotels, motels and VRDs outside city limits. Newport has instituted a three hour hold and Yachats is at one hour. Depoe Bay, Toledo and Waldport have no holds. Lincoln City does not have a hold, but will have a special city council meeting Wednesday to look at whether or not to implement a 24-hour hold rule.

Trachsel said Public Health announced on Tuesday the death of two more Hillside Place residents, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The senior assisted living community continues to test for the virus weekly. So far, 10 residents and eight staff have tested positive. Four have died.

Trachsel reiterated Governor Kate Brown’s guidance on gatherings, reminding the public that indoor social events are capped at 10 and outdoor gatherings are to have no more than 50 people.

“In Lincoln County, Public Health is seeing evidence that these orders are not being followed,” Trachsel said.

According to Trachsel, Lincoln County is meeting five out of six metrics, with the last hurdle to enter Phase 2 being the percent of cases not traced to a known source. Lincoln County stands at 31 percent and needs 30.

“This is very good news for Lincoln County,” Trachsel said. “And we need to keep our efforts at limiting the spread of COVID-19.”

Justin Werner
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  1. To Nathan and those who continue to spout the political talking points of the far right wing. Try real hard to follow the science and look at the reality. People are dying and your lack of feeling where that is concerned is starkly obvious. How hard to wear a mask and social distance. Bohoo what a bunch of babies.

  2. I have to agree with you Nathan, except for your belief of how politics is involved. It leads one to believe that the “radical democrats” are somehow, much more powerful than even the whole republican party. Wow, that’s a lot of power! Realistically, all this does is create confusion and hate, pointing the finger and all. There is only one main driving force here and it’s power. Power over those who consent (by following the mandates laid out for them, we give our consent to be led like cattle). Through fear created in the population, those seeking the power to control, can ultimately see how easily “we” are overwhelmed and huddle down.

  3. All of you screaming to shut down and wear masks should stay inside. The rest of the healthy world shouldn’t need to tiptoe around you. The insane amount of fear perpetuated by fake news doesn’t reflect the actual death rate. It’s about compliance, not safety. I’m not buying it anymore. The radical democrats have turned into domestic threats to our economy. They’ve used this virus to steal more privacy and push for more compliance and y’all are buying it hook, line, and sinker.

  4. YES BEN MAIDEN very well stated did not have hardly any virus cases tell opened the doors scary to see what happens this holiday weekend think more on backing up for a while instead of moving for word city gov.

  5. You guys are so stupid we have all these people coming into Lincoln city and all your worried about is money and not the safety of the people who live year round. Shut down and keep people safe It’s sad that people who live here can’t shop or go out at all because we’re scared of catching Covid because you allow all these people in our town but once again all your worried is money money money


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