I hope this message finds you well during unfamiliar times. Amidst the uncertainty, please know the City of Redmond is taking COVID-19 very seriously. City Council and staff are in constant contact with federal officials, state leadership and Deschutes County officials to work together to bring resources, assistance and supplies to our community. The City is working hard on your behalf. While City buildings are closed to the public, and as many staff as possible are telecommuting, all of our operations are active and functional.
At the local level, this global health pandemic requires everyone to work together to reduce the risk exposure of our residents. The state order on March 23 was clear. Do your very best to stay home and stay alive.
On March 17, 2020 in response to this pandemic, Redmond City Council enacted a local State of Emergency. This action positions our City to act fast during rapidly changing circumstances and for us to be able to access state and federal funds to recoup City operational costs directly associated with COVID-19.
Now more than ever, our local restaurants and businesses need your loyalty and patronage. Please continue to support them and their staff by ordering pick-up or delivery services during the mandated closure period. Please check out visitredmondoregon.com for an updated list of restaurants and other businesses offering these convenient options.
Many residents are asking how they can help those who may experience an economic hardship during this crisis. Donations to local food pantries, Meals on Wheels and/or other community service groups who help those in need is greatly appreciated.
Finally, please keep our first responders and health care providers in your thoughts and prayers as they fulfill their duties during this time without hesitation. Your support for them and your patience and cooperation during these trying times is greatly appreciated. Thank you for continuing to build upon our strong community spirit. If we commit to only spreading kindness, together, we will get through this unprecedented time.
We have not experienced anything like this in more than 100 years. Let’s do our best to get through it in a Redmond way.