Date: 6/19/20 10:43 am
From: JodAndy Vanderwall <vanderwall3720...>
Subject: [obol] Re: COVID-19 and birding in Lincoln County
Well, nevermind! Guess we won't be going to the coast. JUST read this email.

The Vanderwalls

On Fri, Jun 19, 2020, 6:47 AM Mary Garrard <springazure1...> wrote:

> I forgot to include this link to the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly
> report, which came out yesterday so it has the latest information. Perhaps
> more than anyone really wants to know….
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> https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Emerging%20Respitory%20Infections/COVID-19-Weekly-Report-2020-06-17-FINAL.pdf
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> Mary
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> On Jun 19, 2020, at 6:42 AM, Mary Garrard <springazure1...> wrote:
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> Hi everyone, you may or may not know that Lincoln County has had a large
> outbreak of COVID-19 with 145 cases in a seafood processing plant, as of
> early June. There are also 7 cases at Local Ocean, a favorite restaurant on
> the Newport bayfront, and I have heard a rumor that there were a number of
> cases at the Fred Meyer store in Newport but that’s not confirmed. Lincoln
> County Health Department has mandated masks.
>
> In light of this, I hope that birders will avoid Lincoln County and
> perhaps other coastal communities. The risk may be low, especially on a
> single day visit, but an unexpected event—a sprained ankle, a flat
> tire—could add a small burden to community resources. Further, we should
> assume that there is community spread, and it would be unfortunate to seed
> more cases into the area, or take cases away.
>
> The economic and emotional pain of the pandemic is deep and real and
> unlikely to end anytime soon despite the wishful thinking of some. Best of
> health to all.
>
> Happy summer birding!
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> Mary
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