Covid Weekly Update


The following is a weekly summary update from Lincoln County Health Department Director Rebecca Austen, RN


This week we announced the first two deaths from COVID-19 in our county. We are

heartbroken for the families, friends, neighbors and coworkers of these two residents.

Our hope is that the community can work together to reduce the illness, and thus deaths

from COVID-19. Thank you to all Lincoln County residents for your efforts to help us get

our local COVID-19 outbreak under control.


As we continue to move forward, we need your help by taking the following actions.

1. Wear a face-covering when in public. This protects others in case you have the

virus and don’t know it.

2. Keep at least six feet apart from people outside your household.

3. If you get a call from the county health department, answer the call and take our

advice. We are working to stop the spread and this is a key tool.

4. Monitor your health.


The CDC announced new symptoms of COVID-19 include:

Loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. If you have any of these

symptoms, stay home and call your medical provider to ask if you should get a test

for COVID-19. If you don’ have a provider, see our testing section to learn how to

get a test.


Lincoln County currently has 307 cases, 4295 negative cases, 7 have been hospitalized and 13 have recovered. Lincoln County has had two deaths.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, Open weekdays 9:00am-4:30pm Email: lincolncocallcenter@co.lincoln.or.us (monitored 8am-5pm)

Samaritan Healthline Phone: 541-451-7425, Open daily 9:00am-


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

Samaritan Health Services 541-265-4947




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