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City resumes in-person services, maintains COVID-19 precautions

Following a two-week period in which most City facilities curtailed in-person services in an effort to slow the current COVID-19 surge, all City facilities will reopen to the public beginning Monday morning, Jan. 31.

The City will continue to require masks for anyone inside a City facility and will monitor recommendations from County, State and Federal Public Health agencies to combat the pandemic’s spread.

Throughout the two-week closure, City employees continued to report to work, providing services to residents and customers online, over the phone or by appointment. All essential City services, including public safety, code enforcement, water and wastewater utility services and solid waste collection remained in full operation.

The City Council’s COVID-19 subcommittee comprising Mayor Pro Tem Eddie Tejeda and Council Member Denise Davis continues to meet to provide guidance to City staff.

For information about COVID-19, vaccines and testing, visit or contact the San Bernardino County COVID-19 public information line from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (909) 387-3911.

Additional information and resources for COVID-19

Same day vaccinations are available through Redlands Community Hospital

Vaccination Information from San Bernardino County

CDPH Updated Guidance for Face Coverings

California Shop Safe Shop Local Campaign

Count of COVID-19 Cases in Redlands and Surrounding Communities

No-cost walk-up testing available by appointment

San Bernardino County COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program

Business Opening and Operating Guidance

Caring during Covid19: Where to donate and where to find help

A reminder to residents and businesses to continue following public health mandates

Latest Information from the County Public Health Officer

Video Messages from Redlands Mayor Paul W Foster

The Redlands City Council, City Manager, Executive Staff and Emergency Operations staff continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, closely following the recommendations and orders of County, State and Federal Public Health officials. For more information about COVID-19 guidelines, business planning resources, economic resources and local updates, please visit this page frequently.

For the latest information regarding confirmed COVID-19 cases in San Bernardino County, please visit the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health website.

For Further information, Please click on the links below:

COVID-19 Testing Locations

No-cost walk-up testing available by appointment

San Bernardino County Community Drive-Through Events

Redlands Urgent Care open 7-days a week for COVID-19 testing

City Closures and General Information

Utility Customers

We are not accepting payments in person.  Here is information on paying your utility bill.

Late fees, penalties, utility disconnection suspended to June 30

Redlands water is safe to drink

Southern California Gas

SoCal Edison

Business Resources

California Shop Safe Shop Local Campaign

San Bernardino County COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program

Business Opening and Operating Guidance (Updated Continuously)

Shop It Forward

Guidance to essential businesses for worker and customer safety (April 23rd)

Emergency court rule effectively stops most evictions for duration of emergency (April 13th)

Financial and Technical Assistance Business Resources

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers (April 28th)

To report potential violations of Public Health orders by businesses

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development COVID-19 Resource (Updated Continuously)

Food Resources

Caring During Covid-19: Where to donate and where to find help

Meals for Seniors fund

Redlands Senior Nutrition Program

California Grocers Association Urges Restraint When Grocery Shopping

Redlands Unified School District Free Grab & Go Meals 

Information for Renters

Emergency rent relief available for county residents

Emergency court rule effectively stops most evictions for duration of emergency (April 13th)

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order establishes moratorium on evictions (March 27th)

Education and Child Care resources

Find child care options

RUSD Distance Learning Information

COVID-19 Guidance for Early Learning and Care Programs

How to Help

Caring During Covid-19: Where to donate and where to find help

Donate to Redlands Family Services to help them distribute meals 

Donate to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside

Hospitals and Health Services

Redlands Community Hospital

Loma Linda University Medical Center

Mental Health Services

Mapping the Pandemic

City of Redlands COVID-19 Dashboard
John Hopkins World and United States Maps
Redlands Open for Business Map
San Bernardino County Dashboard
Social Distancing Grade by County

COVID-19 Resource Links


World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 information

WHO Global Situation Reports


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Framework for Mitigation

FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control  

FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control in Spanish


California Department of Public Health

State of California COVID-19 Website


San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

San Bernardino County COVID-19 Website

San Bernardino County COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 Information Sheets

COVID-19 Fact Sheet COVID-19 Hoja informativa (Español)
Sick with COVID-19 Fact Sheet Enfermo de COVID-19 Hoja informativa (Español)
Stop the spread of germs Detener la propagación de gérmenes (Español)
COVID-19 Symptons


Same day COVID-19 vaccinations are available at Redlands Community Hospital

Redlands Community Hospital has online COVID-19 Vaccination Registration. Immediate appointments are available. Once your registration is confirmed, you will be contacted to schedule your appointment.


Emergency rent relief soon available for county residents

San Bernardino County has established the San Bernardino County Rent Relief Partnership, an emergency rental assistance program that will leverage more than $46.8 million in federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 funds to provide rental and utility assistance to county residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The County has teamed up with Inland SoCal 211+ (ISC211) to administer the San Bernardino County RRP, which will provide up to 12 months of rental arrears and/or prospective rent payments, as well as utility arrears and prospective assistance. 


Smiley Library closes in-person services through Jan. 4, 2021

As a result of new State public health orders and increased COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Inland Empire, the Board of Trustees of the A.K. Smiley Public Library voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 8, to suspend in-person library services through at least Jan. 4, 2021.

“We regret having to take this step and are hopeful that conditions will allow us to resume in-person services sometime early in the new year,” said Board of Trustees President Bill Hatfield.


Redlands playgrounds reopen under new state guidelines

The City of Redlands reopened playgrounds at City parks on Wednesday, in compliance with new state guidelines. It has been a common site for anyone visiting a county or city park: yellow caution tape closing off playgrounds. On Tuesday, the California Department of Public Health released guidelines that allow for the reopening of outdoor playgrounds and other outdoor recreational facilities.


City hosts ‘Flick or Treat’ Halloween drive-thru, drive-in events

In order to help residents safely enjoy Halloween this year, the City of Redlands will sponsor family-friendly “Flick or Treat” Halloween drive-thru and drive-in movie events. The free events will observe all public health recommendations to keep participants safe.


A.K. Smiley Public Library to reopen to the public on Sept. 9

The A.K. Smiley Public Library, which has been closed to the public for nearly six months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume in-person services on Wednesday, Sept. 9, with new public health measures in place to protect patrons and employees.

“All of us here at the Smiley are eager to welcome our patrons back into the building,” said Library Director Don McCue.  “We have taken many steps to keep everyone as safe as possible.”


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State Department of Public Health issues new closure orders

This guidance and the Statewide Public Health Officer Order, dated July 13, 2020:

Closes, on a statewide basis, indoor operations for certain sectors, and both indoor and outdoor operations for bars and similar establishments, consistent with the June 28 and July 1 restrictions on counties on the County Monitoring List.


Weekend outdoor dining to begin on State Street July 9

Following State of California Public Health guidance that prohibit indoor dining at all restaurants in San Bernardino County as of July 1, the City of Redlands, working with local downtown restaurants, will begin closing portions of East State Street and Fifth Street on weekends to facilitate outdoor dining, beginning July 9.

On July 1, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the new restrictions on indoor dining, along with other business sectors, effective immediately. The restrictions are in place for at least three weeks.


City of Redlands to host Redlands Kids Care Poster Contest

The City of Redlands is pleased to offer the Kids Care Poster Contest for Redlands school and pre-school students of all ages. Have fun and help our community stay safe by entering the contest now through June 19. This contest is co-sponsored by the Redlands Chamber of Commerce, Citrograph Printing Co. and the Rochford Foundation.


Skatepark reopens; other facilities also set for reopening

A young man rides his scooter at the Redlands Skatepark.

In keeping with State and County public health recommendations, City staff are working on plans to reopen several City facilities and loosen restrictions on others. Users are encouraged to continue to maintain appropriate physical distancing and wear face coverings when in close contact with people outside their own household.

On Wednesday, May 27, the Redlands Skate Park was reopened after more than two months. Basketball courts at several Redlands parks will be reopened by the end of the week.


Household Hazardous Waste collection site set to reopen

The Redlands Household Hazardous Waste site at 500 Kansas St. is scheduled to be reopened on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beginning with this weekend’s reopening, the site will be staffed by the County of San Bernardino Fire Protection District Household Hazardous Waste Division staff.


County Program Wants to Help Small Businesses Become COVID Compliant

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has introduced the San Bernardino County COVID Compliant Business Partnership that will direct $30 million in funding to help small businesses offset some of the costs needed to meet public health guidelines when reopening.

The new program will provide $2,500 grants to local companies that meet County and State safety and health guidelines. Participating businesses will be issued a window sign noting that “This Business Partner is COVID Compliant” — offering reassurance to employees and customers that their health is a priority.


Redlands Community Foundation seeks support for Meals for Seniors program

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the City of Redlands Senior Services Division has teamed with the Redlands Community Foundation to establish a “Meals for Seniors Fund.”

To date more than $3,000 has been raised, which has provided 500 meals to Redlands low-income seniors who are at high risk and are unable to leave their homes.


City assistance available as County begins Phase 2 reopening

UPDATE: On Tuesday, May 12, Gov. Gavin Newsom updated the state’s guidelines, adding new categories of businesses that can begin reopening.

Businesses added to participate in Phase 2 reopening include:


A place for those who need help and those who wish to donate

In an effort to provide a central location for those in need and those who wish to make donations during the Covid-19 pandemic, the City of Redlands and the Redlands Service Club Council created the “Redlands Strong – Caring During COVID-19” web page.

The web page, which is linked to the City’s COVID-19 information page, includes sections “If you need help …” and “If you can offer help …” with links to meals, child care, medical and mental health services and others.


City assistance available as County begins Phase 2 reopening

The City of Redlands is working to assist local businesses as the County of San Bernardino begins implementing Phase 2 reopening of business under the State guidelines announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors late Thursday, May 7, announced some businesses can start to re-open Friday.