COVID Testing, Vaccinations Continue

COVID-19 testing and scheduled vaccination dates are listed below:
COVID-19 vaccinations are available for  anyone 5 or older:

Daily drive-thru @ Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • February 16: Downtown Bend Library, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. (flu shots also available)
  • February 17: Sisters Firehouse, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (flu shots also available)
  • February 17: The Boys and Girls Club of Bend, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • February 22: Larkspur Community Center, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (flu shots also available)
  • February 22: La Pine Library, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (flu shots also available)
For anyone 12 or older:
Other vaccination options:
  • Pharmacies: www.vaccines.gov
  • Jefferson County Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines, click here to learn more.
  • Crook County Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines, click here to learn more.

Tuesday 2/15/22 latest report – Oregon Health Authority reported the following number of new COVID-19 cases in Central Oregon:

  • 18 new cases in Crook County
  • 95 new cases in Deschutes County
  • 16 new cases in Jefferson County
  • 3 new COVID-19 deaths in Central Oregon.
  • 1 individual in Deschutes County
  • 2 individuals in Jefferson County
  • Oregon Health Authority reported 1,613 new COVID-19 cases statewide and 20 new COVID-19 deaths statewide.
  • CDC reports there are >77.8 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States.

St Charles Health System reported the following Tuesday a.m. 2/15/22 :

  • 62 COVID-19-positive inpatients, seven of whom are in the ICU, five on ventilators.
  • In the ICU, two of the patients are fully vaccinated.
  • Of the 62 COVID-positive inpatients, 27 are fully vaccinated
    • 19 are under the age of 60 (9 fully vaccinated)
    • 43 are aged 60 or older (18 fully vaccinated)

Oregon Charter Academy Offers Info Session Dates

A heightened interest in school choice and customized learning has prompted Oregon Charter Academy (ORCA), originally Oregon Connections Academy, to increase the frequency of its info session events to weekly. The tuition-free public charter school’s shift provides

Earned Income Tax Credits Available

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day and the Oregon Department of Revenue and the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) are encouraging all workers with income in 2022 to check their Earned Income Tax Credit

Sunriver Resort Hosts Food & Wine Fest

Sunriver Resort, the Pacific Northwest’s treasured resort destination, located moments from Bend, Oregon, and nearby Mt. Bachelor, is thrilled to announce its inaugural Sunriver Resort Food & Wine Festival, taking place February 1 – 28, 2023. The month-long gastronomic celebration

Bend Foundation Honors Bill Smith

The Bend Foundation is honoring longtime Bend civic leader, development visionary and Old Mill originator William Smith, who passed away in November of last year, with a $40,000 donation to a previously established scholarship endowment started by

Hospitals Take Action Against State

Legacy Health, Providence Health & Services, PeaceHealth and St. Charles Health System are taking action in U.S. District Court today to continue fighting for vulnerable patients who are being denied the critical mental health care they need