COVID-19 INFO: City closures and cancellations, resources for businesses and people.



  • Butler Market Road Closures Start April 13

    As part of the Empire Corridor Improvements Project, additional segments of NE Butler Market Road will be closed starting April 13. The scheduled closures on Butler Market are at 27th Street, Deschutes Market Road, Cole Road and Eagle Road. These closures will extend for five months.

    4/6/2020 10:00:32 AM

  • Bend Discourages Tourist Travel and Related Activities

    City advisory supports Governor Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” orders to minimize non-essential travel to reduce exposure to and spread of COVID-19, novel coronavirus.

    3/27/2020 8:24:03 AM

  • Core Services, Public Works and construction operations continue

    City staff has mostly transitioned to working remotely. We are still providing public safety, clean drinking water, safe sewage treatment, building inspections, street maintenance, access to economic resources and more.

    3/26/2020 12:14:45 PM

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We employ energy efficiency and fossil fuel reduction policies to guide City operations and growth plans.


The City of Bend is committed to making progress toward Climate Action Goals established by Council Resolution to reduce:

  • Carbon dioxide emissions from City facilities and operations to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2030
  • Fossil fuel use for City facilities and operations by 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050
  • Community wide fossil fuel use by 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050


The City of Bend is currently developing two different energy plans to describe how the Climate Action Goals will be met. Learn more about these efforts:

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Visit Our Community Partners:

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