March 25, 2020 5:00 PM
COVID-19 March 25 Information Update
Over the last week it has been heartwarming to see the outreach and support throughout our community for our businesses and neighbors as we all deal with the rapidly changing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. As you are aware, one Lincoln County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, but their symptoms and treatment has been outside of Lincoln County.
Here are some resources available for you:
• The City has developed a page specifically to COVID-19 updates. You can sign up for notifications to receive updates immediately sent to you. It also includes online yoga and exercise classes you can do in the comfort of your home. https://yachatsoregon.org/349/COVID-19
• Lincoln County Call Center is open to answer any local questions about COVID19, Thursday and Friday from 9am – 1pm. 541-265-0621. Phone lines will be staffed with an RN, a counselor, and volunteers.
• Samaritan Call Center open 8am to 7:30pm, 7 days a week
541-451-(SICK) 7425 to answer 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.
• In coordination with the Presbyterian Church, the City’s hotline is 541-547-3565 ext. 105 to support community members who need assistance with food delivery, picking up groceries, or prescriptions.
• The Friends of the Library has a bookshelf set up outside of the 501 building with adult and children’s books and puzzles. Please take what you need and do not worry about returning them.
• The Community Food Pantry has temporarily moved to the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church - 360 7th St Yachats, East Door. Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00am – 1:00pm.
• We strongly encourage you to sign up for our website alerts for the latest information, sign up for electronic delivery of utility bills and payment, and utilize digital and telephonic communications whenever possible.
Our team members are still working to provide essential services to our community – at the recommended safe distance, of course. 😊
Please continue to reach out to your neighbors by phone or email to make sure they have what they need – and to just say hello. This is a difficult time being cooped up inside. But that physical separation, along with recommended best practices from the Oregon Health Authority and CDC, is our best chance of getting past this.
And together, we will get through this.
Thank you Yachats,