Please check this page often for updates.

Count of COVID-19 Cases in Redlands and Surrounding Communities

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

San Bernardino County Community Drive-Through Events

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

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)

Daily webinars for small business

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 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


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.


Household Hazardous Waste facility closed due to Covid-19 restrictions

As part of the City of Redlands efforts to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, the City of Redlands Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will remain closed indefinitely. The facility has been closed since the City of Redlands declared a state of emergency on March 16, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

San Bernardino County residents (including Redlands) can utilize the San Bernardino County facility which is scheduled to reopen for normal business hours beginning May 4, 2020.


Suspension of utility late charges, penalties extended 60 days

On Thursday, April 30, City Manager Charlie Duggan, acting in his capacity as the City of Redlands Emergency Services Director, extended suspension of late charges and penalties and disconnection of water service to customers, due to late payments, for an additional 60 days.

On March 17, the City Council approved a resolution providing relief to the City’s utility customers, in consideration of state stay-at-home orders, through April 30, with provisions for the City Manager to extend the order up to 90 days. Today’s order extends the resolution through June 30, 2020.


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

Sign in a shop window that reads, "Sorry, we're closed" and text saying, "Slow the Spread of Covid-19"

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to engulf our country, we feel acutely the effects on the health and safety of our friends and neighbors as well as the economic struggle felt by businesses and employees in Redlands.  With the number of confirmed cases in the county doubling every 10 days and the growing number of deaths from the virus, it is clear that it is not yet time to relax our vigilance.


City partners with local businesses in Shop It Forward campaign

Shop It Forward logo with roses and text saying Helping Redlands Thrive Through Small Business Support

The City of Redlands is partnering with local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce in Shop It Forward, a local campaign encouraging Redlands residents to do their Christmas shopping now, buying gifts and services online from local businesses, paying now for pickup or delivery in December.


City to open limited recreational facilities following county order

Following issuance of a new public health order from the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health on Thursday, the City of Redlands is implementing plans to reopen park and recreational facilities “on a limited scale for passive recreation,” which includes individual activities such as “wildlife observation, walking or hiking, biking … and participating in non-contact sports like golf or tennis with members of their households.”


City of Redlands provides guidance to ‘essential businesses’ for worker and customer safety

In keeping with California law requiring employers to establish and implement injury and illness prevention programs to protect employees from worksite hazards, including infectious diseases, the City of Redlands is providing guidelines to businesses in our community that continue to operate as essential businesses within the state and county public health orders.


County issues new omnibus public health order

(April 18, 2020) In our mission to serve, protect and respect our residents, employees and businesses, the County today enacted an omnibus COVID-19 health order that helps clarify items related to public safety directives.

Highlights of the new order include:

* Face coverings are not required for drivers traveling alone or with members of their households, unless they must lower their windows to interact with someone who is not a member of their household.


Redlands Community Foundation launches Meals for Seniors program

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, many Redlands senior citizens continue to need assistance.

The Redlands Community Senior Center and Family Services are currently distributing 120 meal packages to seniors every Wednesday at the center.

But the needs of low-income seniors and those at high risk, unable to leave their homes, is growing.

To assist, the City of Redlands Senior Services Division has teamed with the Redlands Community Foundation to establish a “Meals for Seniors Fund.”


County, partners provide more locations for drive-up COVID-19 testing

San Bernardino County residents who display symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough and shortness of breath can get tested at five upcoming specimen-collection events through the end of April. 

“We understand the high demand for COVID-19 testing in our county and we are making every effort to organize drive-through events throughout the county,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “We are working closely with state and federal partners and exploring all avenues to increase testing capacity, despite a nationwide challenge with shortage of supplies.”


Parks and trails open to those within walking distance

In keeping with orders issued by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health on Tuesday, April 7, the City of Redlands has closed or restricted access to parking facilities at all City parks. Under the April 7 order “parking lots at all parks and/or trails shall be closed and shall be accessible only by members of the public within walking distance of the parks and/or trails.”


City to join local churches honoring helpers during pandemic

Image includes graphics of first responders, health care workers and others and information for the Moment at 7 event

Mayor Paul Foster invites Redlands residents to join the City of Redlands and a host of local churches in a “Moment at 7,” honoring health care workers, first responders, grocery store employees and other helpers, beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 12, and continuing each Sunday at 7 p.m. through the end of May.


Children’s Story Time goes virtual during coronavirus closure

While the A.K. Smiley Public Library building is closed to the public during the ongoing Covid 19 crisis, preschool children can still enjoy virtual Story Time every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. on the library’s Young Readers Room Facebook page.