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Redmond Police Department - Keep our Small Town Feel by Staying Home and Staying Alive

Post Date:03/23/2020

Redmond, OR – On March 23, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued an Executive Order, which calls for all Oregonians (and visitors) to Stay Home/Stay Alive.  The Redmond Police Department (RPD), in partnership with law enforcement across Central Oregon, are asking the public to be selfless, not selfish,  and respectfully follow this Order.  The RPD takes the safety of our community seriously and is particularly concerned about those that are categorized as high-risk during this pandemic.  RPD wants the public to be educated and aware of the Governor’s Order, and is seeking voluntary public compliance with this critically important Order.  However, enforcement will occur, and with it comes fines of up to $1,250 as well as up to 30 days in jail.    

Consistent with the Order, when individuals need to leave their homes or residences, they must maintain adequate social distancing of at least six feet from any person (see Social Distancing guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority).  

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.  To read the entire order, please follow this link:  Executive Order 20-12

Additionally, individuals may go outside for recreational activities (walking, hiking, etc.), but must limit those activities to non-contact, and are prohibited from engaging in outdoor activities where it is not possible to maintain appropriate social distancing (six feet or more between individuals). 

In Redmond, the Redmond Skate Park, Bicycle Pump Track, tennis/pickleball courts, and playground equipment at all City park locations are closed for use until further notice.  However, Juniper Golf Course remains open.  These closures are consistent with the Governor’s Order requiring the “immediate closure of all pools, skate parks, outdoor sports courts, and playground equipment areas.” 

RPD remains vigilant in responding to the needs of our community.  We all realize the limitations placed on our day to day lives caused by a worldwide virus.  It can be isolating, and it can create unfamiliar stresses.  We encourage everyone to be patient, to be kind, and to look out for one another by being neighborly.  Help officers focus on our most critical public safety needs by adhering to the provisions of the Governor's Order. 

Please report non-emergency issues to 541693-6911 or online at

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