COVID-19 Message from the Mayor, Thanksgiving Safety, Redmond Lights, plus more

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Your weekly update from the City of Redmond.

Stay Informed on COVID-19

  • 11/17/20: Mayor Birney announces City facilities to remain closed through March 2021. Essential services will continue to be provided and staff that can work remotely, will do so.
  • 11/15/20: Governor Inslee announces new four-week statewide restrictions (view proclamation and list of restrictions)
  • 11/13/20: Governor Inslee issues travel advisory for Washington- recommending a 14-day quarantine for interstate and international travel
  • 11/10/20: Open Public Open Public Meetings Act and the Public Records Act extended to December 7. Redmond City Council and all boards and commission meetings will continue to be conducted virtually.

Visit for helpful resources, updates, recommendations, and status of City services.

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A Message from the Mayor  

The City of Redmond, our region, and the nation, are now experiencing daily record increases in COVID-19 cases. As the weather turns colder and we are spending more time inside, I’m encouraging the Redmond community to continue to:

  • Wear your face coverings
  • Practice safe physical distancing
  • Wash and sanitize your hands
  • Keep frequently used surfaces clean
  • Open doors and windows to increase ventilation in closed areas
  • Get your flu vaccine  

To overcome COVID-19, it is going to take all of us working together to stop the spread of this virus.

View full video message

Stay Safe

Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Holiday

As COVID-19 activity increases, health officials and elected leaders are encouraging the community to celebrate the holidays virtually with those that do not live in the same household. Those who do choose to visit with others outside of their home should quarantine for two weeks leading up to any gathering.

Safety Checklist 

Redmond Lights 2020

Redmond Lights to Be a Month-long Celebration

This year's Redmond Lights will celebrate hope, joy, arts, and light while adhering to the latest COVID-19 safety guidelines. The installation will be in place at Downtown Park from December 4, 2020, to January 3, 2021.

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Community Court and Resource Center

Community Court Resource Center Goes Virtual

The Redmond Community Court Resource Center has recently launched a virtual alternative with 31 community partners. The program connects court defendants and community members with a wide array of services such as healthcare/insurance, education, job training, behavioral health, substance use disorder help, and more. 

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Improvements Made to Crosswalk and School Zones 

The City is making safety improvements to several crosswalks and a school zone. Crosswalk upgrades have been completed near Bella Bottega, Hartman Park and Rose Hill Middle School. Another will soon be completed adjacent to Anderson Park. In addition, on NE 116th Street at Albert Einstein Elementary, the east school zone boundary has been extended through a recent ordinance change.

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