PRESS RELEASE: Redmond Mayor Declares Proclamation of Emergency

Press Release

Redmond Mayor Declares Proclamation of Emergency

March 2, 2020

Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager 

Redmond, WA – Mayor Angela Birney has declared a proclamation of local emergency for Redmond, Washington, due to public health impacts of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The emergency declaration supports measures to be taken to protect public health, safety and welfare within the City.

Several patients in the region have tested positive for the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued warnings regarding the impacts and severity of this event. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death and can easily spread from person to person.

The City may require supplemental assistance if the severity of the event goes beyond the capabilities of local resources. The emergency declaration enables the City to call in additional resources which may be necessary. To read the proclamation visit On February 29, 2020, the Governor of the State of Washington proclaimed that a State of Emergency exists in all counties in the State of Washington.

We encourage community members to help protect yourself as you would during any cold or flu season:

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • When unable to wash your hands, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

The City will continue to keep residents informed with updates to the City website,, as well as Facebook (@CityofRedmond) and Twitter (@CityOfRedmond) as information becomes available.

For additional sources of information, and information in other languages, please see the following links.

Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheets (multiple languages):

Stay Informed

For questions and more information, contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at or 425-556-2497. This press release is available on