63-year-old man is Lincoln County’s second reported COVID-19 related death. This person tested positive on June 10th and died on June 23 in the Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital. At the time of this media release is not known if he had any underlying medical conditions. “This news is a sobering reminder for all of us that COVID-19 is a real threat to
those we love. We cannot imagine the sorrow his family and friends are feeling.” Said Nicole Fields, Deputy Director of Public Health.
With Lincoln County’s rise in positive cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-
19, prevention measures and guidelines must continue to be implemented to
prevent the spread of this virus. “We must continue to exercise caution to
prevent further illness or loss of life. Our communities’ health is in all of our
hands." Said Fields. At this time, it is vital that all continue to follow OHA and CDC guidelines including:
staying home when you are feeling ill or if you think you have had contact
with a positive case
contacting your doctor if you develop COVID-19 symptoms
wearing a face covering in public or near those that you do not live with
maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from those you do not live with
washing your hands and surfaces frequently
Lincoln County has many resources that can help residents or visitors of any
background and preferred language. If you experience a medical emergency
call 911 immediately. For less urgent care, contact the Lincoln Community
Health Center or Samaritan Health.
Samaritan Health Services
o Current Patients: 855-543-2780.
o New Patients: 541-768-7080
Lincoln Community Health Center
o New or current patients: 541-265-4947
If you find yourself needing support during this time or information, please
contact our Call Center at 541-265-0621 or