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Lincoln County to reopen under ‘Phase 1’ Friday

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Lincoln County Reopening Guidelines

Governor Kate Brown announced Thursday Lincoln County is approved to enter Phase 1 Friday and businesses can open under a set of guidelines for restaurants, bars, and personal care services, such as salons.

Lincoln County’s approval for Phase 1 takes effect Friday, May 15.

According to the Governor’s website, Restaurants and bars must:

  • Ensure tables are spaced at least six (6) feet apart so that at least six (6) feet between parties is maintained, including when customers approach or leave tables.
  • Require all employees to wear cloth face or disposable coverings (provided by the employer).
  • End all on-site consumption of food and drinks by 10 p.m.

Personal care services (salons, barber shops, massage, etc.) must:

  • Make appointments with pre-appointment health check.
  • Maintain a customer log.
  • Maintain Six feet physical distancing between clients.
  • Remove all magazines, newspapers, snacks and beverages from waiting areas.
  • Require face coverings by employees and clients (depending on the services provided).

Gyms/ fitness must:

  • Limit maximum number of customers accordingly.
  • Enforce physical distancing & sanitation.

Local gatherings are limited to 25 with no traveling.

Lincoln County Commissioner Claire Hall has been posting live updates on Facebook concerning the reopening:

Counties who continue to meet prerequisites may be able to enter Phase 2 which includes gatherings up to 100 with physical distancing and limited visitation to nursing homes after 21 days in Phase 1. These guidelines are tentative and subject to change.

Under the proposed Phase 3, Governor Brown has said large gatherings and events will not be possible until a reliable treatment or vaccine is available. The following are canceled through at least September:

  • Concerts
  • Conventions
  • Festivals
  • Live-audience sports

Again, these guidelines are tentative and subject to change.

From the Governor’s website:

If you have read the Phase 1 guidance and have further questions, please reach out to your local county officials.

Resources & Information

Lincoln County COVID-19 website

Health Questions

Lincoln County Health Department website

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Justin Werner
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Welcome to the comments section. Feel free to speak your mind about topics raised in this article, but please be civil to your fellow humans.


  1. Meet Knut Wittkowsi. Over 30yrs. experience in Epidemiology. Was recently on Laura Ingrahams FOX News show. A number of views that differ from what we’ve heard from Dr. Fauci. To me, Wittkowsi is more convincing. He also has data. “Flattening the curve” just broadens it… takes l o n g e r to have the Virus go away. More people need to know about this guy.

  2. It’s Trumps Statement about the Pandemic. Thanks for pointing out how worthless his statements are . . . you rock!

  3. Careful Concerned citizen, comrades Dem and Kevin might turn you in. Sounds like you need some reprogramming.

  4. “When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”

  5. Forcing people to wear a face mask is not okay. Face masks don’t do anything for you they are worthless. It’s not okay and I’m not going to wear one. Keep America free use common sense. If you are scared just stay home and be a good little sheep and don’t think about it. If it doesn’t pass the smell test then there’s something wrong with it. That would be Kate brown that you smell. Its really not tillamook or Toledo

  6. Okay- I just have one more thing. Not everyone uses Facebunk, or owns a dumb phone. It really bugs me that it’s assumed everyone uses Facebunk,
    I’ll tell you exactly what zuckerburg can do with his Facebunk piece
    of crap, he can stick it and leave it there.

  7. Well, good. 10 pm is late enough to serve alcohol anyway, anyone drinking
    after 10 pm is probably going to drive home intoxicated, but that’s just my opinion. I don’t use alcohol , and I use the word “Use” for a reason.
    Magazines in waiting rooms? I wouldn’t touch a magazine in a doctors office, sick people go there. You take your life in your hands…literally.
    I think we’ll stick to take out on Saturday nights anyway for a while longer.
    Things have to open up eventually, and we don’t want to be California…
    I miss the redwoods, but at the current prices? No thanks.


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