Governor Brown announced that Lincoln County will be moving permanently to the low risk level on Friday. This is the first week counties could move to low risk if 65% of people aged 16 and older are vaccinated and a vaccine equity plan was submitted and accepted. The other counties that have met this metric are Benton, Deschutes, Hood River, and Washington.
As of this morning, Lincoln County has vaccinated 65.1% of the eligible population. This
includes 26,997 individuals whose vaccination’s record has been entered into the state’s
ALERT system and 558 people who have been vaccinated by a federal organization, such
as the Veteran’s Administration.
After hearing this news, Commissioner Doug Hunt said, “This is great work by our Public Health staff, partners and volunteers that all worked collaboratively to achieve this extraordinary accomplishment.” Lincoln County and the state still have a goal to reach 70% of eligible people vaccinated by the end of June, and 80% vaccinated by the end of the summer. Several clinics are held each week in Lincoln County to help meet this goal, all of which accept walk-ins. Pharmacies also continue to provide vaccines with some also allowing walk-ins. To find clinics or pharmacies that have the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the county website at