High Desert Stampede Safety First, Rodeo Second

REDMOND, OREGON – The High Desert Stampede is focused on proactively mitigating as much COVID-19 risk as possible.  Your safety, individually and as a community, is their first concern.  As they continue to work with the Deschutes Fair & Expo, state, and local public health officials to define and refine their extensive safety plan, they are still seeing all roads lead to successfully having the PRCA ProRodeo the end of March!

High Desert Stampede says that specific safety plan components continue to evolve in response to changing mandates, guidelines, and recommendations from the various sources we have all become familiar with.  There are a few specific measures that they do not expect to change, including:

  • High Desert Stampede will follow, abide by, and enforce any applicable state mandate or public health safety measure.
  • 6’ social distancing is required.
  • Special signage will be installed to educate and instruct on safety requirements.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be readily available along with individual sanitizer provided upon entry.
  • Seats will be blocked to ensure social distancing.
  • Fans will be restricted to their individual ticket assigned seating section/venue.
  • Available tickets will be limited to 25% capacity.
  • Face coverings will be required for all fans, contestants, volunteers and staff.
  • Diligent, ongoing sanitation of seating areas, restrooms and more within the facility.
  • First Interstate Bank Center has an air exchange system that exchanges 100% of the air up to eight times per hour (dress warm!).

This annual ProRodeo Tour stop is going forward the last weekend in March 2021 as one of the top 60 rodeos in the country.  Tickets are on sale now only at www.highdesertstampede.com.  While the High Desert Stampede continues to work hard on providing a top-notch rodeo experience that you won’t want to miss, they will need your assistance in achieving the safest public event possible.