Lincoln County Public Health has learned from the Oregon Health Authority that vaccine allocation will be smaller than anticipated and delayed.
A band of Lincoln County agencies and the Board of Commissioners have sent a letter to Oregon Health Authority lead Patrick Allen, urging the director to take a more equitable approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Samples of L452R, a highly contagious "California variant" of COVID-19 have been detected by Oregon State University researchers in Lincoln City's wastewater treatment plant.
Republican leaders of Oregon's House and Senate issued a joint statement Friday, sharply criticizing Gov. Brown's redirection of 32,000 vaccines from rural Oregon to Portland.
Lincoln County Public Health officials confirmed Monday night that Lincoln County will remain in the "High Risk" category for COVID-19 under Governor Brown's Oregon’s Risk and Protection Framework.
The Samaritan walk-in clinics located in Newport and Lincoln City will be temporarily closed to the public Friday, Jan. 15 through Sunday, Jan. 17 so that community health care workers – by appointment only through the county health department – can obtain their first round of COVID-19 vaccinations at those two locations.