Lincoln County Public Health, in close coordination with the Oregon Health Authority
Public Health Division, Lincoln County Emergency Management, Lincoln County Board of
Commissioner’s office and a wide range of local health and medical organizations, has
been closely monitoring the emergence of COVID-19 (also known as 2019-n-CoV novel
coronavirus) since December 2019.
As of February 27, 2020, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports there are no COVID-19
cases in Oregon. If an Oregon case is identified, Lincoln County Public Health will
provide additional information and guidance. At this time, the Centers for Disease
Control & Prevention (CDC) has advised that your best protection is following
standard cold and flu prevention measures as described below.
The information line 211 has been activated for general coronavirus questions. You can
dial “211” on your telephone or go to the website 211.org. To assist in sharing current
information, we have also launched a new County website linking local information to
State and Federal resources. We will also share updates on our Public Health Facebook
and Twitter pages. Our local partners include Samaritan Health Services, Lincoln Community Health Center, Fire and Response services, ambulance services, Lincoln County Emergency
Management at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, area municipal governments, and
local medical clinics.
Health and Human Services
36 SW Nye Street (Mail)
255 SW Coast Hwy Ste 203A
Newport, Oregon 97365
Telephone: (541) 265-4112
Fax: (541) 265-4191
Lincoln County Public Health and the CDC recommend everyday preventive actions to
help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an
alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water
are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your mouth with your upper arm or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
CDC does not recommend face masks for the general public.
For more information on COVID-19 (also known as 2019 novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV),
please see the resources below:
Lincoln County COVID-19 update page
OHA Emerging Respiratory Disease page: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus
CDC 2019-nCoV page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
CDC travel notice: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/novel-coronavirus-
World Health Organization (WHO) page:
Lincoln County Public Health Facebook:
Lincoln County Public Health Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCPH_OR