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Covid-19 eruption in Lincoln City – Might go rough on state’s notion to give the county more freedom to re-open local economy

Surftides
2945 NW Jetty Ave.
Lincoln City

Lincoln County Public Health and Surftides Hotel in Lincoln City announced today a Covid-19 outbreak among staff at the resort. Currently 5 out of 64 staff have tested positive.

Jennifer Cho, spokesperson for Surftides Hotel said on Tuesday, “The safety and well-being of our team members, guests, and our community is our top priority. We are proactively working with the Lincoln County Health Department while enhancing cleaning protocols and adding additional safeguards both front and back of house.”

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 resources available to help those who must quarantine to stop the spread” she said. “If you get a call from a case investigator or contact tracer, please do your best to share as much as you can about who you may have been in contact with in the past two weeks. Sharing this information will help us prevent further spread of outbreaks.”

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
* Stay informed
* Regional response: Lincoln County updates its site with COVID-19 news and guidance.
* Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.
* United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.
* Global Response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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