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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Lincoln County Health Department is here for you during COVID-19. We strive to be a local resource for information and recommendations to keep our Lincoln County communities healthy during this time.

Report Violation

Safe Start Violations – Businesses and restaurants not following phased openings, not requiring face masks of customers and employees and large groups.

Workplace violations – Employees can report employers not providing masks, not requiring employees or customers to wear mask.

Lincoln County COVID Statistics

Confirmed Positive Cases  New Cases in past 14 days Case Count (per 100,000 population) Total Hospitalized COVID-19 Deaths
183 44 401 11 3

*COVID-19 data are reported as timely, accurately and completely as we have available.  Data are updated as we receive information that is more complete and will change over time as we learn more. (Last updated Dec 3, 2020 9:13:31 AM)

Confirmed Positive Cases: Reports the total number of confirmed positive cases for Lincoln County residents. Deaths are reported separately on this table but this total will include any positive cases that resulted in death. The number of new cases in past 14 days will also be included in positive case counts.

New Cases in past 14 days:  Reports the number of positive cases that are being quarantined and monitored in the past 14 days for Lincoln County residents. 

Total Hospitalized COVID-19 cases: Reports the number of total COVID-19 related hospitalizations for Lincoln County residents. 




Safe Start Phase 3 Reopening

What is allowed in Phase 3?

(Updated 10/7/2020)

November COVID 19 Statewide Restrictions (Effective 11/16/2020 to 12/14/2020)


  • Outdoor group recreational sports activities
    (50 or fewer people)
  • Recreational facilities at <25% capacity

Gatherings (non-religious):

  • Allow gatherings with no more than 10 people

Business and Employers (All businesses will be required to follow safety plans written by the State):

  • Movie theaters at <50% capacity
  • Customer-facing governmental (telework remains strongly encouraged)
  • Museums 50% capacity
  • Limited indoor fitness and training with 200 square feet of distance/person, up to 25% capacity for large facilities
  • All other business activities not yet listed except for those specified for Phase 4.
  • Retail events (craft shows, etc.) <200 people


Lincoln County Granted Variance to Phase 3

Lincoln County Phase 3 Press Release

Lincoln County Phase 2 variance press release

Lincoln County Phase 2 Business Recommendations & Guidelines 

These are only guidelines to consider for reopening your business in Phase 2. You CAN NOT open your business until Phase 2 guidelines are posted on the WA State Governors website AND you can comply with those guidelines. Please reference the “WA State Phase 2 Business Reopening Guidelines” below.

WA State Phase 2 & 3 Business & Department of Health Reopening Guidelines

Lincoln County businesses that are allowed to reopen due to Phase 2 variance need to review these guidelines AND comply with them in order to reopen their business.  The WA State guidelines can also be accessed here.



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Please use this page for Lincoln County-specific COVID-19 updates as well as access to resources for community members, health providers and businesses.

If you have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 please remember to stay home, call your doctors office to find out if you should be tested and expect a phone call from health department staff to follow up.


The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, trouble breathing, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and feel you need to be seen, please call your primary care provider. If you are showing severe symptoms of COVID-19 and need to come to the ER, please call them on your way

Testing In Lincoln County:

Testing is available in Lincoln County at our local hospitals and clinics in Davenport and Odessa. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 that include difficulty breathing, coughing, and fever, please call your healthcare provider. They will determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Davenport Respiratory Screening Clinic: 509-725-7501

Odessa Rural Health Clinic: 509-982-2614

Lincoln Hospital ER: 509-725-7101

Odessa Memorial ER: 509-982-2611

If you are concerned about exposure to COVID-19, please contact the Washington State DOH COVID-19 information line at 1-800-525-0127 or follow the recommendations of the Washington State Department of Health.

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and feel you need to be seen, please call your primary care provider. If you are showing severe symptoms of COVID-19 and need to come to the ER, please call them on your way.

What you need to know:

Safer Gatherings- Halloween & Holidays

Best Practices for Business Owners Face Covering Requirements – July 7th

Inslee and Wiesman announce pause on county progressions to Phase 4

Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings from the Washington State Department of Health – Jun 24th

Lincoln County Health Department COVID-19 Summer Activity Guide

WA Face Covering Guidance from Labor and Industries – Updated May 22nd

Community Members

First Responders


Stress and Coping

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Essential Critical Infrastructure Staff

What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19 (updated 7/21/2020)

What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (updated 7/21/2020)

What to do if you have symptoms but have not been around anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 (updated 7/21/2020)

Do you wonder if you have COVID-19 or if it’s just the flu or your allergies? This chart provides you with common symptoms. Remember it’s important to get the flu shot every year!


WA State Department of Health

WA State Department of Health blog

WA State Health Department-Parent and Caregiver Resources & Recommendations

Lincoln Hospital & Clinics COVID-19 Updates

FEMA-Coronavirus Rumor Control

Washington State Coronavirus Response

WA State Governor – COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for Businesses and Workers

Updated December 3, 2020