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)

Free Fee Days From the National Forest Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Jan. 17 President’s Day: Feb. 21 National Get Outdoors Day: June 11 National Public Lands Day: Sept. 24 Veterans Day: Nov. 11 The fee waiver applies to most Forest Service day-use recreation

2022 Balloons Over Bend

2022 Balloons Over Bend Fri, July 22, 4-11 p.m. $7-$10 Balloons Over Bend is back this summer. The balloons launch in the morning and is free to attend and watch. Tickets are required for the Night Glow

Pet Parade Safety Tips

While tradition calls for fun at the 4th of July Pet Parade in Bend, precautions are necessary for pets and people. The parade host Bend Park & Recreation District and the Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO)

Redmond Hiring Firefighter/Paramedics

Redmond Fire & Rescue is currently accepting applications for the immediate hiring of 8 -11 Entry Level or Lateral Firefighter Paramedics. The deadline for application submission is August 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm PST. Details on the position