Lincoln County Public Information Update 10-2-2020

Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Weekly Public Information Update

10-02-20, 4:30PM

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Lincoln County Call Center: 541-265-0621 or email:

Samaritan Call Center (Health questions): 541-451-(SICK) 7425

Lincoln County entered Phase 2 on September 29, 2020


The following is a weekly summary update from the Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) provided by the Lincoln County Public Information Officer (PIO).

Update from Lincoln County Health Department Director Rebecca Austen, RN

   The county has officially moved into phase two, but it is important to keep in mind that our county was able to go from seeing several cases every day with a positivity rating off the charts, to seeing 1-2 cases every few days because of diligent adherence to COVID-19 precautions.

     Although we are now in phase 2 and have seen a general flattening of our COVID-19 case rate, other counties in the state are seeing a different pattern, and it is important to remember this when making travel decisions. COVID-19 is not gone, and it will not be gone for some time.

     To make sure we as a county can continue safely in phase 2, it cannot be stressed enough that the community must practice COVID-19 precautions:

  • Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face. Use hand sanitizer when soap and running water are unavailable
  • Watch your distance to others to ensure you are always maintaining 6 ft.
  • Wear a face-covering indoors in public places, outdoors in crowded places, and when hanging out with friends and family outside of your household unit.
    • Face-coverings can be anything that covers your nose and mouth—an ideal face covering will have 2 or more layers of washable, breathable fabric, completely cover your nose and mouth, and fit snugly against the sides of your face so that there are no gaps.
    • The CDC recommends you do not choose a mask that is hard to breathe in, has an exhalation valve or vent, or that is intended for healthcare workers.
      • Find current mask selection, and safety guidance from the CDC here: Link

Keep up the good work, Lincoln County, and stay safe as we move indoors for the cold and rainy fall and winter seasons.

Safety Message

As a community we must continue to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Please remember to Wash your hands, Wear a mask, and Watch your distance to others

  • Are you having a mental health crisis and need to talk to a counselor? Call 866-266-0288
Lincoln County Updates

Lincoln County Tests                                                                          10/02/20      

CasesNegative TestsEver HospitalizedDeaths

Source: Lincoln County| COVID-19 Dashboard

  • Guidance for Entering Phase 2 of reopening Link
  • Lincoln County Moving to Phase 2 of Reopening, Effective September 29 Link (9/25/20)
  • Fire Disaster Financial Assistance Link
  • Lincoln County Wildfire information page Link (Rolling Update)
  • County Metric tracking for opening schools link (Rolling Update)
  • Kids can borrow fishing equipment from three Lincoln County Public Libraries link (9-1-20)
  • Free County Transit for Lincoln County High School Students (9-12) link (8-19-20)
  • Weekly Video Lincoln County Updates. Link (Rolling Update)
  • 9 things to know about COVID-19 transmission in English & Spanish – link (7-30-20).
  • Data visualizations on Lincoln County’s new data dashboard will be updated every Tuesday and Friday-link
  • COVID-19 information in other languages Link
  • Currently Lincoln County meets, or does not have enough cases to calculate all 6 of the reopening criteria-link (9-17-20).
Call Centers

Lincoln County residents have two call centers that are open and ready to help with your questions relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Lincoln County Call Center

Phone: 541-265-0621, (English: ext 4; Spanish: ext 5) Open weekdays 9:00am-4:30pm or in Mam 1-844-291-4970

Email: (monitored 8am-5pm)

Samaritan Healthline

Phone: 541-451-7425, Open daily 9:00am-4:00pm


Doctor’s orders and appointments are required.

Samaritan Health Services

 Current Patients: 855-543-2780.

 If you do not have a doctor, call: 541-768-7080

Lincoln Community Health Center

New or current patients: 541-265-4947

Looking for other testing sites? Check out OHA’s testing locator in English or En Español

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Oregon Coronavirus Updates

Oregon Cases                                            10/02/20              

CasesNegative TestsDeaths

Source: Oregon Health Authority| COVID-19 Updates

  • Oregon Health Authority behavioral health outreach and education effort and new helpline for Oregonians. Link
    • OHA Announces Health Equity Grant awards Link (9-25-20)
    • Governor Kate Brown Issues New Residential Eviction Ban to Address Housing Needs during COVID-19 and Wildfire Response and Recovery Efforts Link (9/28/20)
    • Over 300,000 Oregon Students to receive September Pandemic EBT Benefits Link (9-28-2020)
    • Temporary Paid Leave is available for those in isolation or quarantine Link (9-21-20)
    • Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report-link (9-30-20)
    • Links to 2020-2021 School year blueprints will all be updated periodically as blue prints are approved link
  • COVID-19 Epidemic Trends and  Projections in Oregon- link (updated 9-17-20).
  • Oregon Health Plan Enrollment Report- link (9-28-20).
  • Oregon Health Authority Testing Summary- link (Rolling Update)
  • Schools, Safe Learners: Oregon COVID-19 County Metrics by week-link (9-26-20).
  • Agricultural workers can apply for relief through local community-based organizations in English & Spanish here or by calling 1-888-274-7292.
    • Learn about how to avoid coronavirus scams-link
    • How to keep safe at work? Visit Oregon OSHA website for more information. If you feel your workplace is not meeting these requirements, you can submit a workplace complaint with Oregon OSHA-link.
National Coronavirus Updates

Worldwide Case                     10/02/20                                             United States

34,460,1001, 025, 567

Source: John Hopkins University:

Stay Informed

Local: Lincoln County 2019 Novel Coronavirus

State: Oregon Health Authority| COVID-19 Updates

National: Centers for Disease Control-Cases in US and En Español