Preparing for the Eclipse - Temporary Food Pop Ups

Are you thinking about a temporary food pop up?

As you've probably heard by now, there will be a total solar eclipse over Lincoln County on August 21st.

What does this mean for Lincoln County? Simply put: we will have more tourists. The last solar eclipse through our Oregon occurred in 1979, so it is a rare occurrence and draws many people from around the country. We expect many more tourists than normal, so we need to be prepared and take additional precautions.

If you are wanting to sell perishable food through a temporary “pop up”, please plan on the following:

  • All perishable food service providers must be licensed. To get more information, contact the Lincoln County Environmental Health Department at 541-265-4127.
  • There are rules requiring a license to sell ready to eat perishable foods to the public. For more details on what you can and cannot sell, contact the Lincoln County Environmental Health Department at 541-265-4127.
  • Also, be aware that each City has rules regarding pop up food service. You need to contact your local City or County authority to make sure you are allowed to operate at that location.

For more information on how residents, businesses, and tourists can be prepared to have a happy and safe eclipse weekend, check out Lincoln County Emergency Management’s eclipse page. http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement/page/total-solar-eclipse-august-21-2017

 

See full press release below.