As Lincoln County transitions from higher risk to lower risk regarding COVID-19 it is important to continue wearing masks and following the State Risk Sector Guidance for Activities. Even with the shift to lower risk the Oregon Health Authority just reported a nine-case COVID-19 outbreak associated with the Samaritan Coastal Clinic here in Lincoln City. Samaritan said in a press release Monday that four health care workers at the clinic tested positive for COVID-19.
Lincoln County Public Health conducted contact tracing, and the positive employees have been self-isolating away from the clinic until they meet return-to-work criteria, the press release said. “In working with public health officials, it is believed that these cases were most likely the result of community spread,” the press release reads.
Please see Risk Sector Risk Guidance from OHA below for activity risk categories including limitations.