4th Death In Lincoln County and 346 Cases


A 96-year-old woman is Lincoln County’s fourth reported local COVID-19 related death. She died July 2 at her residence and had underlying medical conditions. Public Health also announced 1 new case of COVID-19 today. This brings the current count to 346 cases. Lincoln County has many resources that can help residents or visitors of any background and preferred language. If you experience a medical emergency call 911 immediately. For less urgent care, contact the Lincoln Community Health Center or Samaritan Health. Contact information listed below.


Oregon Health Authority reported 303 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of yesterday bringing the state total to 9,930. In Lincoln County there are 346 cases, 4 deaths and  4,747 people have tested negative while 8 have been hospitalized and 16 have recovered. According to the Oregon Health Authority companies in Lincoln County that have had the most cases include Pacific Seafood that had 180 cases, 9 from Avamere Rehabilitation of Newport, Local Ocean had 12, Georgies, McDonalds and Clearwater each had 7


There are three situations where you must quarantine for 14 days. We ask that

workplaces support employees who are required to quarantine and not ask

them to go to work in these situations. Supports are in place for people who

must isolate, and we will be reaching out to all known close contacts and

confirmed cases. If you have questions about this, please contact our call

center at 541-265-0621 or email LincolnCoCallCenter@co.lincoln.or.us


The three situations where people need to self-isolate and quarantine are:

1. Confirmed COVID-19 test

2. Close contact of positive case (within 6 feet for over 15 minutes)

3. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19. These symptoms include cough,

chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty

breathing, new loss of sense of taste or smell. New symptoms recently

announced include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea and

vomiting. Below is a description of quarantine and isolation guidelines for confirmed

positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts. According to the Oregon Health

Authority, testing above and beyond this guidance is neither recommended nor

should it be required. That is, once a case has met criteria for discontinuation of

isolation, or a contact has completed their quarantine period, they should not

be required to test negative before returning to work. 

HOW LONG TO QUARANTINE OR ISOLATE


CLOSE CONTACT

Quarantine yourself if you have had

close contact with a positive case


IF NO SYMPTOMS

Quarantine for 14 days


IF SYMPTOMS

Quarantine for 14 days. If

symptoms develop, get

tested.

  

POSITIVE CASES

Isolate away from others in your

home who may be quarantined


IF NO SYMPTOMS

Isolate for 10 days from

date tested


IF SYMPTOMS

Isolate for 10 days after

onset and 3 days after

symptoms stop


Once close contacts and positive cases meet the criteria for discontinuation of

quarantine and isolation, they may return to their regular lives. Additional

testing is not recommended Lincoln County staff and partners are making calls to close contacts of confirmed cases. Some of these calls may look like they come from an

unknown number. If you don’t answer, they will leave a message. Please

call them back as soon as you can.


Local public and tribal health authorities will never ask for your social security

number, credit card number, bank account or billing information, or immigration

status. (Note: Information will not be shared with immigration authority or law

enforcement. Getting tested or getting treatment for COVID-19 will not affect

your ability to get permanent residency in the U.S.)

Additional details on how to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 novel

coronavirus:


 If you have had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case:

o Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a confirmed case

for 15 minutes or longer. Start a 14-day quarantine immediately.

This means staying at home or in your hotel/other living

arrangements. This includes staying home from work and not going

out to shop for supplies.

o Someone from public health will reach out to you. Monitor your

symptoms. Contact your doctor if you develop symptoms. If you

need a physician, contact Samaritan or the Lincoln Community

Health Center:

 Samaritan Health Services - 855-543-2780.

 Lincoln Community Health Center - 541-265-4947

 If you aren’t sure if you have had close contact with a confirmed

case:

o Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a confirmed case

for 15 minutes or longer. If this did not happen, then you do not

need to quarantine, but you may want to limit your trips outside the

home. Monitor your symptoms.

o Contact your doctor if you develop symptoms. If you need a

physician, contact Samaritan or the Lincoln Community Health

Center:

 Samaritan Health Services - 855-543-2780.

 Lincoln Community Health Center - 541-265-4947


 If you develop COVID-19 symptoms

o Start a 14 day quarantine immediately. This means staying at home

or in your hotel/other living arrangements. This includes staying

home from work and not going out to shop for supplies.

o Contact your doctor and let them know that you have COVID-19

symptoms. If you need a physician, contact Samaritan or the

Lincoln Community Health Center:

 Samaritan Health Services - 855-543-2780.

 Lincoln Community Health Center - 541-265-4947


 If you receive a negative COVID-19 test result after being asked to

quarantine:

o Continue to quarantine until your 14 days have passed. This

includes staying home from work and the store.


o Continue to monitor your symptoms and contact your doctor if you

develop any. If you need a physician, contact Samaritan or the

Lincoln Community Health Center:

 Samaritan Health Services - 855-543-2780.

 Lincoln Community Health Center - 541-265-4947


Anyone in Lincoln County that is confirmed to have COVID-19 or that has

had close contact with a confirmed case will be receiving a letter from

Public Health as proof to their employer excusing their absence from

work. If you have COVID-19, have been exposed, or develop symptoms you

need to quarantine immediately. It is of utmost importance that Lincoln County

employers and occupants quarantine at the first sign of symptoms or suspected

exposure.


For more information on contact tracing, please visit

https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/contact-tracing

For more information on quarantine and self-isolation, please visit

https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/quarantine-and-isolation-information

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