Effective Saturday, March 12, 2022

Oregon, California, and Washington will be adopting new indoor mask policies soon. After Friday, March 11 at midnight, masks will no longer be required in most public indoor settings and schools on the west coast. This is possible because of declining COVID hospitalizations across the West.

There are some exceptions, and masks will still be required in health care settings and on public transportation. State officials highly recommend that people in high-risk groups continue to wear masks in indoor public settings even after the restrictions are lifted. They include people who are at higher risk because they are immunocompromised; have underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of complications; are 65 or older; or who live with someone in one of those categories.

At the Ranch, face coverings will be optional for employees, owners and guests in indoor settings.

Additional details are available at

We want to thank everyone for your support and understanding as all of our departments are proactively executing OSHA safety measures to ensure that the Ranch is a safe place for our employees, owners, and guests.  The Ranch continues to be a great (and safe) escape for social distancing and exploring the great outdoors. 


Your health and safety remains our top priority and we continue to implement measures to safeguard our employees, homeowners, and guests from the COVID-19 virus.  We endorse the professional guidance, safety protocols, and Executive Orders as recommended by public health experts such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Office of the Governor and Deschutes County officials.

We go to great lengths every night to deep clean and sanitize every public outlet with hospital grade cleaners. We have adopted strict protocols as recommended by professionals, and we continue to enforce social distancing, face covering and other appropriate measures throughout each outlet.

Protect yourself and your loved ones by practicing these precautions:

  • Face coverings will be optional for employees, owners and guests in indoor settings
  • Keep your distance – maintain a social distance of at least 6′ between you and others
  • Wash your hands and use sanitizer frequently
  • Hours, capacity and closures may change without notice


Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place.  Face coverings will be optional for employees, owners and guests in indoor settings.


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Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place.  Face coverings will be optional for employees, owners and guests in indoor settings.


Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow Golf Courses and Little Meadow Putting Course


  • Face coverings will be optional for employees, owners and guests in indoor settings
  • Power Golf Carts* and pull carts are sanitized with a very powerful CDC Spray that sits on the surfaces for the recommended time; they are then power washed with a heat cycle over 135 degrees
  • The Pull Carts and Golf Boards are also sanitized with spray and wiped down after each use
  • *Power Golf Carts are available but you must be married or related to ride together. Otherwise, you ride as a single
  • Each Cup has an insert that allows the ball to drop into the cup about 1” – 1 ½”
  • You will not need to pull the flag to retrieve your ball. Please do not touch the pins
  • All rakes and ball washers have been removed from the course

We look forward to seeing you on the course!

  • The Welcome Center lobby may be closed at times.  Please use the drive through window, stay in your vehicle.
  • Face coverings will be optional for employees, owners and guests in indoor settings.
  • We are taking significant action and precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our guests and associates. Our resorts’ health and safety measures are designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19, and include everything from handwashing hygiene and medical-grade cleaning product specifications, to guest room cleaning procedures.

Spa Protocols for COVID

  • Face coverings will be optional for employees, owners and guests in indoor settings
  • Cleaning disinfectant for COVID is sprayed on all common areas after every treatment
  • Hand sanitizer is available at all washing stations, as well as disinfectant soap



We appreciate that everyone is stepping up cleaning regimens. Please follow these guidelines when using disposable cleaning materials.

ALL Disposable Wipes should be discarded into the trash, including these items.  They should NEVER be flushed down the toilet (even if the label says they’re flushable.)

Please do not flush these items:

  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Disposable Wipes
  • Baby Wipes
  • Cosmetic Wipes
  • Personal Wipes
  • “Flush-able” Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissue Paper
  • Dental Floss

Protecting our infrastructure saves all of us a truckload of money. Wipes, whether
branded as “flush-able” or otherwise, should never be flushed down into our
sewer system. Most wipes do not dissolve the way toilet paper disintegrates with
liquids. Some wipes even have plastic woven into their fabrics causing it to wrap
around pumps instead of flowing through the pump and into the sewer line.
When lift station pumps back up, sewer can back fill into residential and
commercial sewer lines overflowing into lower lying wastewater vestibules like
tubs, showers and toilets. Sewer can also back up into the street from clogs in
major lines seeking pressure relief through manholes and other outlets. The
bottom line is…Wipes Clog Pipes!

Wipes and paper towels can survive the long journey from homes though miles of
sewer pipe and never dissolve. Although we spend the entire year maintaining
our sewer systems though remote camera robotics, flushing, repairing, and
removing tree roots and other debris, these non-dissolving wipes find grease or
other debris to adhere to and create large fatbergs and “rag” balls. These wads of
debris become impenetrable in the sewer lines.
Black Butte Ranch Utilities greatly appreciates your help in ensuring the collection
system continues to properly function for uninterrupted service for you and the
Ranch by only using toilet paper.


Scams and Schemes that have been reported around the United States.  The U.S. Attorney’s Offices have received reports of individuals and businesses engaging in a wide range of fraudulent and criminal behavior. This includes:

  • Robocalls making fraudulent offers to sell respirator masks with no intent of delivery
  • Fake COVID-19-related apps and websites that install malware or ransomware
  • Phishing emails asking for money or presenting malware
  • Social media scams fraudulently seeking donations or claiming to provide stimulus funds if the recipient enters his or her bank account number
  • Sales of fake testing cures, ” immunity” pills, and protective equipment
  • Fraudulent offers for free COVID-19 testing in order to obtain Medicare beneficiary information that is used to submit false medical claims for unrelated, unnecessary, or fictitious testing or services
  • Prescription drug schemes involving the submission of medical claims for unnecessary antiretroviral treatments or other drugs that are marketed as purported cures for COVID- 19
  • Robberies of patients departing from hospitals or doctor offices
  • Threats to intentionally infect other people

You should be on the lookout for these sorts of schemes, as well as any others like them.

Additionally, individuals or businesses may be accumulating medical supplies or devices beyond what they reasonably need on a daily basis, or for the purpose of selling them in excess of prevailing market prices. It is illegal to acquire medical supplies and devices designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) as scarce in order to hoard them or sell them for excessive prices. Such conduct may be prosecuted at the local level or, in some cases at the federal level.

The Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office is interested in prosecuting individuals who are price gouging of items related to the COVID-19 Virus.  Contact the Black Butte Police Department if you suspect someone of price gouging or have been the target price gouging.

Individuals can report coronavirus-related complaints to:

  • Black Butte Police Department 541-693-6911
  • The National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) Hotline – 1-866-720-5721 or


Visit for information on vaccinations.   |  541-699-5109

The Oregon Health Authority and CDC websites continue to provide up-to-date useful information on COVID-19, what is happening locally and nationally, and are excellent resources to answer questions about work, school, travel, and what you can do to prevent and treat illness.