Deschutes County is in Phase II of Reopening Oregon. Learn more.
As of July 1, Oregonians statewide are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces. The guidance applies to businesses and members of the public visiting indoor public spaces. Learn more.
Oregonians can get more information about the reopening process, at coronavirus.oregon.gov.
Specific Phase 2 guidelines for industries and businesses are available via the Oregon Health Authority's COVID-19 Updates page:
- Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment Facilities: Zoos, Museums and Outdoor Gardens
- Specific Guidance for Operators of Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment Facilities
- Specific Guidance for Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, Brewpubs, Wineries, Tasting Rooms and Distilleries
- Specific Guidance for Licensed Swimming Pools, Licensed Spa Pools and Sport Courts
- Reopening Guidance: Gatherings
Following the guidance of health experts is crucial:
- Wear Masks
- Wash Hands
- Maintain Physical Distancing
LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY
The City of Bend has extended a local state of emergency, effective through Phase 2 of the statewide phased reopening. It gives the City Manager the flexibility and authority to take action to continue serving our community while we protect the health and safety of over 700 City employees.
Tourist Travel and Related Activities Order:
The City's order discouraging tourist travel and related activities has expired as of the beginning of Phase 2 in Deschutes County (June 6).
CITY FACILITIES CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, STILL PROVIDING SERVICES
The City of Bend is taking steps to limit exposure to and spread of COVID-19. In support of state and federal guidelines for social distancing, the City has cancelled meetings, has encouraged employees to telework, is closing public access to City facilities, and is providing some ability to help local businesses impacted by this pandemic.
All City facilities, excluding the main Police Department lobby, are closed to the public.
Staff can continue working inside these buildings to provide services.
STAY HEALTHY STREETS
The City of Bend is creating pop-up Stay Healthy Streets (Neighborhood Greenways) to increase ways to safely get outdoors for exercise and recreation, enhancing the community's ability to comply with statewide physical contact prohibitions and physical distancing requirements.
For a map of the street routes and to find out more, visit bendoregon.gov/stayhealthystreets.
Main lobby open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Offices closed. Customer service available by phone.
Planning, Building & Permitting
Service by phone and appointment.
Visit our Coronavirus Business Resources page.
Court sessions canceled.
THE LATEST FROM THE CITY OF BEND
- Central Oregon Resource Directory – a comprehensive list of organizations delivering services across all categories (food, housing, medical, transportation, employment, etc.)
- Pandemic Partners of Bend Helpline: call (541) 668-6117 – a place to ask others in the community for timely and tangible needs, such as running errands and picking up groceries
- Central Oregon SOS Website – resources for community members, employers, and employees
Mental Health Resources
We know that the uncertainty around COVID-19 has caused a lot of stress and anxiety for Oregonians. The stress is very real. If you are struggling, here are some things you can do to take care of your mental health. And if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please know that help is available.
- Deschutes County Behavioral Health – help for local residents facing mental health and addiction issues
- Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Crisis Lines – find local and national mental health resources
Childcare and Parenting
Please continue to support nonprofits that you have already invested in! It is more important than ever to continue supporting organizations that are serving our community members in need. The following organizations are others in the community that are currently assisting individuals, organizations, and businesses affected by COVID-19 that can use your help.
- Bend Fire Community Assistance Program – donate to the Community Assistance Program. The Community Assistance Program is run by the Bend Fire Department and its purpose is to identify crisis within the Bend community and private timely solutions with purpose and compassion.
- Central Oregon Resource Directory – find a comprehensive list of organizations taking donations to support COVID-19 response and organizations needing volunteers.
- Oregon Community Foundation
- Community Recovery Fund – donate to this fund established in collaboration with partners across the state to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Small Business Stabilization Fund – donate to this fund to support Oregon’s small business owners as they grapple with the realities of severely constricted economy activity during the COVID-19 pandemic
- United Way of Deschutes County – donate to the Central Oregon COVID-19 Response Fund which will be distributed to organizations providing essential services and needs assistance due to conditions caused directly by the COVID-19 pandemic
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FOR INFORMATION ON COVID-19:
The City and its employees thank you for your support and understanding as we take steps to protect the health and safety of our community during this unprecedented time.