Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Mayor Birney Advises Wearing Facemasks In Elevators, Condominium Hallways And Other Spaces

"Hello I’m Redmond Mayor Angela Birney. Our region, including the City of Redmond, are once again seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases.

I know this is a very difficult time for our community and especially for our small businesses. Many of us are missing our loved ones and find ourselves in extremely uncertain times. I believe we can and will overcome COVID19, but this is going to take all of us working together to stop the spread of this virus.

It is essential that our community follows the state requirements to wear face coverings in public and common spaces to protect one another. The requirement now includes common spaces such as elevators, apartment and condominium hallways, assisted living shared spaces, and other similar areas.

As the weather continues to stay warm, we are experiencing crowded beaches and parks throughout our community. I am asking you to please help us keep these spaces open by maintaining at least 6 feet of distance at all times with those that don’t reside in your home. Unfortunately, if social distancing is not maintained, we will be forced to close many of these beloved spaces. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the states phased approach to reopening, the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, and the need to continue to keep our staff and community safe, City facilities will remain closed to the end of 2020. We will continue to provide essential services and staff that can work remotely will do so. I am proud of our community and the great work we have done so far to stop the spread. I wish you all good health and I look forward to the day we can gather together again. Please remember to wear your face covering and wash your hands. Thank you!"

- Angela Birney, 7/29/2020

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