Lincoln City Budget Committee Vacancy

Effective December 31, 2020, there is one vacancy on the Budget Committee. The vacancy requires that the applicant be a city resident. Applications may be obtained on the City’s Website or by contacting the City Recorder at cityrecorder@lincolncity.org or by calling 541-996-1203. Applications must be submitted no later than February 5, 2021 by 5:00pm for consideration at the City Council meeting scheduled for February 22, 2021.

Lincoln County Recruits Volunteers for Vaccine Clinics

Lincoln County Public Health and County Emergency Management are inviting members of the pubic who are interested in volunteering for upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics to register now. The clinics are still in the planning stages, but a list of available volunteers is being developed now. If members of the public have an interest in helping, please submit your request by clicking here.

Examples of positions needed are: Medical professionals who can give vaccinations, Data Entry, Clinic Support, Patient support and monitoring, Interpretation (Spanish, Mam, Kanjobal, etc.), set up and tear down of clinic.

Questions? Please email or call 541-265-0621 LincolnCoCallCenter@co.lincoln.or.us

Lincoln County Invites Eligible Agencies to Sign Up for Phase 1A Vaccination Distribution

Lincoln County Public Health and County Emergency Management are in the process of contacting eligible Phase 1A agencies to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. However, due to the extensive listing of the eligible agencies in Phase 1A, County Public Health is canvasing the entire county to make sure that they are aware of the vaccine distribution process and the steps they need to take to participate. If you or your agency meet the following criteria for Phase 1A and have NOT been contacted by Lincoln County Public Health or County Emergency Management, then you ae encouraged to complete the on-line Lincoln County vaccine needs assessment survey as soon as possible.

Phase 1A Groups include the following:

Hospitals and Urgent Care Clinics, Long-term care facilities, Emergency Medical Services Providers and other first responders, Hospice programs, Mobile Crisis Care and related services, Secure transport, Correction facilities, Outpatient medical care services, Integrative Health Services (massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, etc.), In-Home care services (agency and independent licensed workers), Day Treatment services, Non-emergency medical transport, Public Health, Death care workers, Medical Clinics- Dental, Vision, General Practice Providers and Educational Facilities (teachers, support staff and daycare).

For questions, please call 541-265-0621 or email LincolnCoCallCenter@co.lincoln.or.us

Echo Mountain Complex Fire Recovery Update- Jan 5, 2021

FEMA Direct Housing Opportunities- FEMA is finalizing the direct housing options for those survivors who indicated they needed long term housing assistance in their FEMA claim. We encourage all survivors to contact FEMA directly to make sure your FEMA claim is up to date with your current housing situation; your housing options may have changed over the past several weeks and if you have not updated your FEMA claim with current housing status then you may not qualify for additional benefits. FEMA Contact Information: Call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585) 7am to 10pm, PDT, Seven days a week. Visit DisasterAssistance.gov or use FEMA’s mobile app.

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Update Jan 4, 2020

On September 15, 2020, President Donald Trump approved a request for an Oregon Disaster Declaration from Wildfires and Straight-line Winds, which resulted in DR-4562-OR. The FEMA Hazard Mitigation mission, to protect lives and prevent or reduce the loss of property from hazard events, aligns directly with the FEMA Mission Statement of helping people before, during and after disasters. Hazard Mitigation is defined as sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects. Please visit the following link for the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Flyer and related documents. https://www.lincolncity.org/index.asp?SEC=B14682C2-5B25-4C8F-8277-43023548C40E&DE=A35F15E0-9984-4F1A-A639-3A93072AE76A&Type=B_PR

December 31 COVID-19 Lincoln County Case Count

11 New Cases, 880 Total Cases, 43 Hospitalized during illness, 17 deaths

Lincoln County Public Health and Pacific West Ambulance received their first shipments of the Moderna vaccine yesterday. Both agencies are working together to ensure that Emergency Medical Services (EMS), first responders and law enforcement personnel receive the first dose of the vaccine.

For more information on the vaccine in Lincoln County click here