COVID 19 - Orders

Governor’s “Reopen Oregon” Plan

See  the requirements of the four phases of Governor Kate Brown’s plan to reopen Oregon at

COVID 19 - What You Can Do

See COVID-19 CITY ALERTS section below for most recent alerts.

What You Can Do

Our community is facing unprecedented times and people are feeling anxious.  You can help our community by doing the following:

  • Minimize contact with other people through social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Follow prescribed personal care recommendations around washing your hands, not touching your face, and wiping down surfaces.
  • Wear a face mask to protect others.
  • Donate cash and food to programs supporting the community, such as ones administered by the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church.  The Church is now operating the Yachats Food Pantry at their building at 360 W 7th Street.  Pastor Bob has set up an account through the Church to be distributed to local workers who have been laid off or who cannot get adequate work hours.  You can donate to this fund at Yachats Workers Relief Fund. You may also bring a donation to the Church between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday-Wednesday-Friday or by mailing a check to YCPC, PO Box 285, Yachats, OR 97498.  See the Church’s Facebook page for more information.
  • Buy gift certificates from local stores and restaurants.
  • Sign up for alerts and notices through the City’s Notify Me system.  You can also sign up for daily updates from the Oregon Health Association Covid-19 page.
  • Check in with your friends and neighbors to ensure they are in good health and have adequate supplies.

COVID-19 - Alerts and News Updates


Messages from the City of YachatsW John Moore

Mayor W. John Moore Video Statement on April 1, 2020 recorded by Information Station.

Mayor W. John Moore Video Statement on March 24, 2020 recorded by Information Station.

City Hall

City Staff are continuing to field calls from customers.  The City Hall office is closed to the public. Please email or call City Hall with questions or service assistance.  You are encouraged to sign up for online bill pay for water and for Notify Me for  notifications through the City website.

541-547-3565   or

City Buildings

  • The Commons Building, Library, and Little Log Church and Museum are closed to the public until further notice.  

COVID19 - Resources

Community Resources

Food Pantry

The Yachats Community Food Pantry is operating out of the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at 360 W 7th Street.

Displaced Workers Relief Fund

The Yachats Displaced Workers Relief Fund through the Presbyterian Church is providing cash assistance to local workers who have lost their jobs due to closures.  Please provide proof of job loss and ID to pick up cash one Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Donations to the fund can be made through the Presbyterian Church at and check the Displaced Worker Relief Box.

Waldport Food Share

The Waldport Food Share serves south Lincoln County and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at 3710 Crestline Drive (next to Dahl).

Personal Assistance

Please call the Church  at 541-542-3400 to get assistance with deliveries, shopping, prescription pickup, and other services.  

Online Yoga and Exercise Classes

Business and Employee Resources

  • The Restaurant Worker Relief Fund offers $500 grant for food service workers.
  • The Oregon Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has a link to Disaster assistance funding.
  • USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The Oregon Coast Community College has a resource page for small businesses.  OCCC Business Resources for Lincoln County.
  • The Oregon Health Authority has a fact sheet for the restaurants, food carts and other food service operations that remain open for takeout and delivery service.
  • Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSHA) has an online form for workers who have a concern or complaint about an employer’s compliance with COVID-19 workplace restrictions.
  • The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis explores the statewide economic fallout from COVID-19 and looks at various recovery scenarios, using existing data and historic precedence as a guide.

Transient Lodging Exceptions Log

  • Transient lodging organization can use the following form to record occupancy for the short-term lodging exceptions:  Lincoln County Lodging Log

Schools and Student Meals

  • Lincoln County Schools posts delivery and pick-up times for meals on their News page.


Local Call Centers

Lincoln County Call Center

 Lincoln County Call Center is open this week, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Answers any local questions about COVID19.  Phone lines will be staffed with an RN, a counselor, and volunteers.  Hours will increase as we get more agency volunteers.

Samaritan Call Center

Samaritan Call Center is open 8:00 am to 7:30 pm, 7 days a week
541-451-SICK (7425)
Answers both patients’ and staff members’ questions regarding any healthcare-related COVID-19 concerns. For example: I am starting to feel ill, what are my next steps? Should I visit the ED or set up a virtual appointment with my doctor’s office?  The phone lines are staffed with RNs who will help triage and assist the patients and employees as well as direct them on the next most appropriate steps to take.

COVID 19 - News and Information Update Pages