Lincoln County Commissioners today were told that the flow of Covid-19 vaccines to a number of rural Oregon counties will be interrupted for up to two weeks as the state tries to spread what vaccines are in the pipeline to other areas of the state. The announcement angered government leaders in all 8 affected counties, including Lincoln County officials. The commissioners signed on to a complaint letter to the state and to local state Representative David Gomberg.
County Commissioners announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today began placing up to 21 temporary mobile homes for families who were burned out of house and home in the Echo Mountain fire. Commissioners announced the start of the project and indicated it should complete by the end of February at which time eligible families can move in. The site is on Confederated Tribal land on Logan Road. Again, completion by month’s end.
Commissioners also learned today that the county’s Covid-19 Call Center at the Courthouse needs more call-takers to answer phones from those in the community who need help with coping with the virus. There are a number of full paid positions available which includes a training period to cover all the issues surrounding the jobs. Successful candidates will undergo a paid training course. it’s hoped that candidates will devote at least 4 to 6 months (or longer) to their job. Call the Lincoln County Health Department for more information: 541-265-4112 or 541-265-4127.