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How to Report Issues or Possible Violations of 'Stay Home, Save Lives' Order

Post Date:03/31/2020 11:56 AM

FOR PUBLIC RELEASE:

March 31, 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO REPORT ISSUES
(VIOLATIONS OF ‘STAY HOME, SAVE LIVES’ EXECUTIVE ORDER)

The “Stay Home, Save Lives” order declared by Governor Brown addresses gatherings, closure of certain businesses, outdoor activities, and other events and/or activities. (See the full Executive Order 20-12 in detail.)

Community members who witness a violation of the order can utilize the following resources instead of calling 911:

For employees regarding businesses:

Oregon OSHA is taking complaints from employees regarding apparent violations of the Governor’s COVID-19 executive order by their employer, in particular social distancing protocol in the workplace. Employees should contact Oregon OSHA if they feel their employer is violating the order: 503-378-3272 or 800-922-2689 (inside Oregon only); email tech.web@oregon.gov; or use the Online report form

For the general public:

Restaurants, Pools and Hotels:

Deschutes County Health Services Environmental Health is responding to complaints of apparent violations of the Governor’s order related to restaurants, pools and hotels. To report an apparent violation at one of the facilities listed above, Contact Environmental Health at 541-317-3114 or use the Online report form.

Bend Parks:

Community members can call 541-389-7275 during business hours if they observe park use that is not allowed at this time. After hours and on weekends, call 541-388-5435 to report incidents in parks and trails. The Bend Park and Recreation District has limited staff resources and is asking for public compliance with park closures, signs and other markings on closed amenities.

Other:

Those who believe they see a violation of the Stay Home Save Lives order that don’t fit into these descriptions can call Police non-emergency at 541-693-6911. The Governor’s order is enforceable by law enforcement.

Bend Police have five officers assigned to respond to reported violations in addition to regular enforcement duties. BPD is pursuing reports of problems but is primarily focused on educating the community of the Stay Home Save Lives order. Police are also taking steps to protect our forces so we can continue to enforce all types of laws in our community. As of now, Bend Police have not fined violators, but have gained compliance through education and outreach. Arrests of subjects violating the “Stay Home, Save Lives” order would be as a last resort.


FOR INFORMATION ON COVID-19:


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To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact Anne Aurand at 541-388-5573 or aaurand@bendoregon.gov.

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