County declares emergency

Lincoln County Commission Chair Kaety Jacobson signed a declaration of emergency on Friday, March 13, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy photo)

LINCOLN COUNTY — County Commission Chair Kaety Jacobson signed a declaration of emergency for Lincoln County on Friday, March 13, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

County government offices are currently open and will continue to keep normal business hours. The county is monitoring COVID-19 situation and has implemented recommendations from the Oregon Health Authority, such as increased cleaning, social distancing and teleconferencing where possible. Sick employees have been asked to stay home.

County officials ask members of the public to use digital and telephonic communications when and wherever possible. Unless they are sick and seeking medical care, people are asked to reconsider visiting county facilities.

People can visit the county’s website — www.co.lincoln.or.us — for department and service contact information. The use of email to conduct business with the county is recommended, as well.

People can also find information on COVID-19 online at www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/2019-novel-coronavirus.

As of press time on Tuesday, there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County.

Lincoln County Public Health officials have been working closely with the Oregon Health Authority, local emergency management, hospitals and medical providers to monitor the coronavirus outbreak. People can find up-to-date numbers on cases of COVID-19 in Oregon at www.oregon.gov/oha or by calling 211.

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