Reopening Information

Moving Forward Together - Reopening provides information and resources to support the Redmond’s reopening process.  Here you can:

  • Find safety tips and resources for businesses
  • Learn about the City’s Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan’s progress
  • Find opportunities to share issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and share your ideas for the City’s successful recovery

Redmond’s Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan (LTRP)t

The City's Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan (LTRP) involved a rapidly-moving planning process in response to community needs, issues, and for timely alignment with Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Washington. The City is now implementing the LTRP and providing periodic briefings of community conditions and the Plan's progress to the City Council.

Recovery Progress Bar

  1. Existing Conditions
  2. Plan
  3. Communication
    & Involvement
    1. Phase 1: Long-Term Disaster
      Recovery Partners Network
    2. Phase 2: Stakeholders
    3. Phase 3: Community
  4. Plan
  5. Implementation

Redmond's Long-Term Recovery Plan COVID-19

Executive Summary Identifying and Realizing Redmond's Long-Term Recovery Vision

Business Resources, Information, and Safety Tips

We are compiling information here that you may find useful as our community starts to reopen businesses and gathering spaces.

Safety Tips:

  • Safe Start: Guidance for Businesses and Employers 
    • July 28, 2020, Gov. Inslee memo updating Gatherings Limited, Live Entertainment Prohibited, Modifications to Restaurants/Taverns, Family Entertainment and Recreational Centers, Card Rooms, Movie Theaters, Weddings and Funerals and Safe Start Plan Adjusted – Proclamations 20-25, “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” through 20-25.6, “Safe Start – Stay Healthy”.
  • Flush Pipes When Returning to a Vacant Building
    Before drinking the water, it’s important to flush water systems in buildings with low or no use due to the COVID-19 shutdown. Stagnant water inside a building can cause illness. See guidelines provided by the Department of Health.
    Learn more from the WA State Department of Health



Supporting Redmond's Businesses with COVID-19 Assistance

OneRedmond Assists Redmond Businesses

OneRedmond is available to assist Redmond businesses in navigating the business-related impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Visit the resource page at or contact OneRedmond staff at

(re)Startup 425 Business Assistance

Need COVID-19-related business assistance? Redmond and four eastside cities have partnered with Business Impact NW to offer free one-on-one business assistance to Eastside businesses.
Learn more

Experience Redmond Promotes Buying Local

Experience Redmond is encouraging the community to #BuyLocal. If your business is offering a creative solution to shopping, dining or entertainment, email the details to and it will be shared via @ExperienceRedmond social media channels and on Be sure your Redmond business is registered on the business directory. If you are not already listed, register here.

Show WA Love Promotes Gift Card Purchases 

A new website produced by the Washington Tourism Alliance,, gives Washingtonians a chance to support their favorite businesses by purchasing gift cards now, for later use. Businesses can visit to create an online gift card option, or add themselves as a listing for free. Register at

What’s Open Eastside Tool

What’s Open Eastside is a free application designed for local businesses to publicize what services they offer, advertise promotions, provide updates on operation status and share details on how services can be accessed.
Visit What’s Open Eastside

Redmond’s Long-Term Disaster Recovery from COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 pandemic, the City is developing and implementing a Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan (LTRP). With support and input from the community, leadership and staff from all City departments are supporting the development of this plan under the direction of Mayor Angela Birney, the City’s Incident Command, and the City Council.

The goal of the LTRP which employs Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) standards, is to re-establish a healthy, functioning community that will sustain itself over time. We look forward to working together to identify and realize Redmond’s long-term recovery vision.

Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan (LTRP) Focus Areas

The LTRP focuses on ten primary areas in alignment with the National Disaster Recovery Framework and specific to Redmond’s community. 

Long-term Disaster
Recovery Plan

Building Services including codes, permitting, and procedures

Customer Services

Communication within City Hall and across the community

Economic Development

Finance and the biennial Budgeting by Priorities

Human Resources for City staff

Human Services in partnership with community agencies and service providers

Parks, Arts, Culture, Food Systems, and Health

Public Safety and Mental Health

Data, Statistics, and Technology

Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan (LTRP) Principles

The following principles for the development of the LTRP have been approved by the City Council.  Principles help staff ensure the purpose, direction, and goals of a long-term plan such as the LTRP.







Future Focused

United and Connected

Engaged Partners