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News Release
Stay Home, Save Lives - 03/23/20

The Bend Police Department is asking the public to follow the “Stay Home, Save Lives” order just declared by Governor Brown.  The Governor’s order is enforceable by law enforcement. 

The Bend Police Department intends to first seek compliance through education and dialogue with our community members. Arrests of subjects violating the “Stay Home, Save Lives” order would be as a last resort.

We ask people to review the Executive Order as it will clearly have areas that impact your daily lives. The order addresses situations regarding daily activities related to gatherings, closure of certain businesses, outdoor activities, and other events and/or activities. The full order in its entirety is at Executive Order 20-12, which includes much more detail.

The order addresses:

  • Closure of Certain Businesses
  • Required Social Distancing for Other Retail Businesses
  • Workspace Restrictions
  • Government Buildings
  • Childcare Facilities
  • Outdoor Recreation and Travel to specifically include skate parks and sports courts
  • Manner of Enforcement

As Central Oregonians, we must be vigilant and each one of us must do our part to flatten the curve and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Bend Police Department thanks the community for complying with the order in the interest of the safety of our entire community.

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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