5 At A Lincoln City Hotel Test Positive For Covid

Updated: Aug 26


Lincoln County Public Health and Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City announced today an outbreak among staff at the resort. Currently 5 out of 97 staff have tested positive.

“Proactive preventative steps have been taken by the Inn throughout the onset

of COVID 19” said Michael Schneider, spokesperson for the Inn at Spanish

Head said on Monday.


“Those steps include: Initiating and maintaining communication with the Lincoln County Health Department; closely following all CDC and Health Department recommendations; requiring face coverings for all staff and guests; maintaining social distancing for all staff and guests; posting reminders to wash hands frequently with soap and water and conducting

proactive staff testing at the Inns expense."


While we do recognize that suspending food and beverage operations may cause unanticipated inconvenience to the public and our guests, we have made the difficult decision

to close Fathoms Restaurant beginning August 24, 2020. We will be taking this

opportunity to conduct operational cleaning and to allow our staff time to

quarantine and to submit to additional testing as warranted. We anticipate

reopening Fathoms soon and as recommended by CDC and Lincoln County

Public Health guidance.


Rebecca Austen, Health Department Director, said that Public Health is

currently investigating the cases and will be reaching out to close contacts.

“Lincoln County has noticed an increase in cases in the Lincoln City area. We

ask that residents and visitors continue to take safety precautions to prevent the

spread of COVID-19. The Inn at Spanish Head is working closely with us to

investigate this outbreak”


Public Health reminds the public that there the best way to help prevent the

spread of COVID-19 is to:

 Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and those who do

not live with you;

 Wear a face covering when you cannot maintain this distance;

 Wash your hands frequently with soap and water; and

 Monitor your symptoms. If you feel sick, stay home.


If you have questions about this or COVID-19, please contact the Lincoln

County Call Center at 541-265-0621 or by email at

LincolnCoCallCenter@co.lincoln.or.us

For up-to-date numbers on cases of COVID-19 in Oregon please visit

healthoregon.org/coronavirus


El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado Lincoln e

Inn at Spanish Head en Lincoln City anunciaron hoy un brote entre el personal

del resort. Actualmente, 5 de 97 empleados han salido positivo.

"El Inn ha tomado medidas preventivas proactivas durante el inicio del COVID

19", dijo el lunes Michael Schneider, portavoz del Inn at Spanish Head. “Esos

pasos incluyen: Iniciar y mantener la comunicación con el Departamento de

Salud del Condado Lincoln; seguir de cerca todas las recomendaciones de

CDC y del Departamento de Salud; exigir que todo el personal y los invitados

usen cubre boca; mantener el distanciamiento social para todo el personal y los

huéspedes; publicar recordatorios para que se laven las manos con frecuencia

con agua y jabón y realizar pruebas proactivas para el personal pagadas por el

Inn. Mientras reconocemos que suspender las operaciones de comida y

bebidas podría causar inconveniencias inesperadas al público y a nuestros

huéspedes, nosotros hemos tomado la difícil decisión de cerrar el restaurante

Fathoms a partir del 24 de agosto de 2020. Aprovecharemos esta oportunidad

para realizar una limpieza operativa y permitirle a nuestro personal tiempo para

ponerse en cuarentena y someterse a pruebas adicionales como una garantía.

Anticipamos la reapertura de Fathoms pronto y como sea recomendado por

CDC y la guía de Salud Pública del Condado Lincoln. "

Rebecca Austen, directora del Departamento de Salud, dijo que la Salud

Pública está investigando los casos y se comunicará con contactos cercanos.

“El condado Lincoln ha notado un aumento de casos en el área de Lincoln City.


Pedimos que los residentes y visitantes continúen tomando precauciones de

seguridad para prevenir la propagación del COVID-19. The Inn at Spanish

Head está trabajando cercanamente en colaboración con nosotros para

investigar este brote."

La Salud Pública le recuerda al público que la mejor manera de ayudar a

prevenir la propagación del COVID-19 es


 Mantener al menos 6 pies de distancia entre usted y las personas que no

viven con usted;

 Usar una cubierta facial cuando no pueda mantener esta distancia;

 Lavarse las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón; y

 Monitorear sus síntomas. Si se siente mal, quédese en casa.

Si tiene preguntas sobre esto o el COVID-19, comuníquese con el Centro de

llamadas del condado Lincoln al 541-265-0621 ó por correo electrónico a

LincolnCoCallCenter@co.lincoln.or.us

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