County Working On Phase 2 Of Opening


Oregon is starting to reopen, county by county, in a phased regional manner. According to Governor Brown's office this approach is guided by data and metrics to ensure that the public health infrastructure is adequate to safeguard the health and safety of Oregonians across the state. To date, most counties in Oregon have entered Phase I. Lincoln County is reviewing the application process for entering phase 2 of reopening, the county would be eligible next week on June 4.  As of today, however the Oregon Health Authority has determined that Lincoln County does not meet the criteria to apply for phase 2. 


Right now Lincoln County has had 1,438 tests with 10 confirmed positive tests, 2 presumptive positive cases, 8 recovered cases and one person was hospitalized, out of county during illness. There have been no deaths. The most recent 10th case is symptomatic but has not had

contact with a confirmed case, so this is being considered community acquired. The person is between the ages of 10 and 19, is not hospitalized and is self-isolating per Public Health guidelines. Public Health is currently doing a case investigation and contacting all who were near the person in the last 14 days.



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