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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Lincoln County Emergency Management Actions as of March 20

Lincoln County Emergency Management reports the following actions as of March 20, 2020:

  • Activation of the Public Health Emergency Response Team (ERT) in late February to begin planning for a possible local COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Activation of the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in late February to begin assisting the Public Health Department and local partners with planning efforts for a possible local COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Declaration of Emergency by the Lincoln County Commissioners on March 18, 20120 in a pre-planning effort for a possible local COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Attending daily briefings, planning meetings and informational sessions with Oregon Health Authority, Office of Oregon Emergency Management, Centers for Disease Control and Protection and the Governor’s Office.
  • Coordinating local planning efforts with our city/tribal governments, healthcare, schools, public safety, utilities, local, state and federal agencies, private industry, community and local media partners.
  • Activation of our county-wide Joint Information Center (JIC) this week to collaboratively coordinate communications with our local Public Information Officers (PIOs).
  • Planning for and coordinating efforts for those most at risk in our communities during social distancing timeframes and for those that may be directly affected by a local outbreak.
  • Acting as a central resource coordination center for needed supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our local healthcare partners.
  • Advocating for local business and industry partners to gain access to state and federal resources.
  • Assisting County Government in the activation of their continuity of government plans for the services provided by county departments and state courts.

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