BEND, OR -- The Bend City Council has approved new regulations for short term rentals and lodging properties. Mayor Sally Russell says a lot of hoteliers and short term rentals have already taken these steps. Among the regulations… A 24 wait between bookings if a guest has known or suspected COVID-19. Pre check-in communications with the guest about COVID-19 health guidelines. The guest must adhere to state health authority mask and distancing guidelines and limit group sizes. And requires rigorous sanitation protections for housekeeping staff. The regulations enforceable through the police or the Code Enforcement process.