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Covid-19 Lincoln County

Lincoln County Public Health announced three more confirmed COVID-19 cases today. This brings the current case count to 26 confirmed and four presumptive for a total of 30 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 20s, not hospitalized and was a close contact of a confirmed case connected to the Pacific Seafood plant outbreak.
  • Person in their 40s, not hospitalized and was a close contact of a confirmed case, connected to the Pacific Seafood plant outbreak.
  • Person in their 50s, no additional details at the time of this press release.

In addition to these confirmed cases, there are currently four presumptive cases, two of which are connected to the Pacific Seafood plant outbreak. This brings the current total in that outbreak to 7 confirmed and 2 presumptive. The prior outbreak reported at a family gathering remains at 4 confirmed.

Public Health strongly encourages the public to follow the OHA guidelines:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • To avoid exposure to COVID-19, people who are at risk for severe complications (over age 60 or have underlying medical conditions) should stay home even if you feel well.
  • If you become symptomatic (cough, fever, shortness of breath) while in public, please return home and self-isolate immediately. Contact your health care provider if you need medical attention.
  • Practice good hand hygiene with frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (60-95% alcohol content).
  • Cover coughs/sneezes with elbow or tissue. If you use a tissue, immediately discard tissue in garbage and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Practice physical distancing of at least six (6) feet between you and people who you do not live with.
  • Use cloth, paper or disposable face coverings in public. As Oregon is reopening and restrictions are being lifted on businesses and public spaces, it may be difficult to ensure that you can stay six (6) feet away from others at all times. Please review Mask and Face Covering Guidance for Business, Transit and the Public.
  • Stay close to home. Avoid overnight trips and minimize other non-essential travel, including recreational day trips to destinations outside the community where you live. Travel the minimum distance needed to obtain essential services; in rural areas, residents may have to travel greater distances for essential services, while in urban areas, residents may only need to travel a few miles for those services.

You can find more information at www.co.lincoln.or.us/covid.

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