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) in Development
Developing the Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan (LTRP) is a rapidly-moving planning process in order to respond to community needs, issues, and for timely alignment with Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Washington.
Recovery Progress Bar
- Existing Conditions
- Phase 1: Long-Term Disaster
Recovery Partners Network
- Phase 2: Stakeholders
- Phase 3: Community
- Phase 1: Long-Term Disaster
Executive Summary Identifying and Realizing Redmond's Long-Term Recovery Vision
Business Safety Tips and Resources
We are compiling information here that you may find useful as our community starts to reopen businesses and gathering spaces.
- COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- On July 7, 2020, Gov. Inslee extends Safe Start proclamation to August 1 and issues facial coverings guidance. Individuals are prohibited from entering a place of business without wearing a face covering.
- 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
- Redmond Launches $1.5 Million Fund for Small Business and Non-profits- apply through September 18, 2020
- Reopening Signage for Businesses and Employers (for printing and posting)
Time Limit During This Safe Start Phase for COVID-19 - customer facing poster
Please Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 - customer facing poster
Workplace Requirements During COVID-19 - staff poster
- Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit (City Council Resolution)
To apply, complete the Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Packet and submit it along with all checklist items to Elise Keim. There is no fee to apply as the fees will be paid through small business support grants. For questions about Temporary Outdoor Dining Permits, contact Elise Keim, 425-556-2480.
- King County Library System offers new Find Financial Assistance. This is an information and referral service for anyone trying to locate financial support programs. Users fill out a simple form describing their small business, nonprofit, personal, or career/education funding need, and library staff will respond with a custom list of relevant resources.
- King County launches online portal allowing commercial property taxpayers to report economic impacts to their businesses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Long-Term Recovery Partner Agencies
Agencies located in and serving the Redmond community. This roster includes links directly to each agency’s website.
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.
Building Services including codes, permitting, and procedures
Communication within City Hall and across the community
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.
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