City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
July 14, 2020

#Inland Strong
Spokane County COVID-19 Data
Each day, information evolves about Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19). At the City, we want our citizens and visitors to know that we are working to reduce the spread of this disease in our community, continue to provide critical City services, and address impacts of closures of schools, business and events. For the most recent and local data on cases and outcomes, visit .
WA State COVID-19 Data
Track information on this county risk assessment interactive dashboard for cases, hospitalizations and deaths for people who have had a positive molecular test for COVID -19.
Mayor's Update
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
City Council Meeting Recap
Monday, July 13, 2020
Governor Extends Halt on Advancing Phases
Washington counties will not be able to advance to the next phase of the state’s reopening plan through at least July 28. Governor Jay Inslee made the announcement during a press conference on Tuesday.
City Offers Rental Assistance Program
City of Spokane will work with Spokane Workforce Council to provide a rapid-delivery Home Tenant Based Rent Assistance funded by HUD to families experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. The program will serve a diverse population of low-income renters who have reduced or lost incomes due to the pandemic. The project is expected to serve over 200 renters at a low administrative cost, and will be deployed by Career Path Services through the Spokane Resource Center, which already has infrastructure in place to provide rental assistance to area residents. For more information, visit the City's website .
SRHD Offers Return-to-Work Guidance
For employers and employees, knowing when it’s safe to return to work after having COVID-19 can be difficult. Spokane Regional Health District has developed guidance for non-healthcare personnel to help employers and employees make informed decisions about testing, quarantine or isolation and when it’s appropriate to return to work. This guidance includes three COVID-19 workplace scenarios:
  • An employee has tested positive.
  • An employee suspects they may have COVID-19 or were exposed.
  • An employee has been exposed to an immediate household member with COVID-19.
City Hall Remains Closed to Public
City of Spokane is committed to working to limit the community spread of COVID-19 while maintaining City operations. As the state and community navigate the Safe Start plan, we will continue to adjust how we deliver services, while accommodating social distancing and best practices for limiting illness. You can access city services online 24 hours a day or by calling 3-1-1 Monday-Friday.
Your City at Work

Riverfront Park Wins Award
The National Recreation and Parks Association has honored Riverfront Park with the 2020 Innovation in Park Design Award. This award recognizes a park and recreation agency that manages a unique park or facility that embraces innovative technology, strategies or programs to improve their community. Congratulations!
New Volunteer Board Members Appointed
City volunteers Lorna Hernandez-Jarvis and Anwar Peace were recently appointed to the Human Rights Commission. The Commission advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding issues related to human rights and unjust discrimination and the implementation of programs consistent with the needs of all residents of the City of Spokane. Visit the City's volunteer website to learn more about opportunities.
Grab n' Go Summer Meal Program
Spokane Public Schools Summer Meal Program is available now. Grab-n-go meal packs are available at 24 school sites, plus a few community centers!
Phone Scam Report
Crime Check received a call from a woman who reported being contacted by phone to make a donation to a fund benefiting law enforcement and families of fallen law enforcement. The Spokane Police Department will never call you to ask for monetary donations. Never give out personal information (bank and credit card info, PIN numbers, passwords or your social security number) over the phone to anyone seeking money.
Summer Fun: Fairytale Science with Mobius
Spokane Public Library is doing a hands-on STEM challenge with the help of Mobius Science Center! Check out this program to see how you can replicate these fun experiments at home.
On the Bright Side
Local artists are putting their talents to work on the Black Lives Matter mural in downtown. We can't wait to see it when it's finished!
Need Utility Assistance?
Through the generosity of over 500 donors, a community relief fund for utilities is available. Those who need utility assistance can contact SNAP at (509) 456-SNAP to request support.

While the matching funds have been exhausted, donations for this effort are always appreciated.
Need Access to Food or Other Supplies?
Call 311 (509-755-2489 outside of city limits)
Need Mental Health Help During this Crisis?
Contact 24/7: Frontier Crisis Line (509) 838-4428
Contact or Walk-In: Inland Northwest Behavioral Health (509) 992-1888

CHAS Health: (509) 444-8200

Excelsior Wellness Center: (509) 559-3100
Help for children, adults and families is available via telehealth.

Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255

Lutheran Community Services: (509) 747-8224
Intensive Behavioral Health, Victim Advocacy and Foster Care, are available.
#OrderUpSpokane with 10-minute parking zones near restaurants in the City core allows citizens and delivery drivers to efficiently pick up to-go orders. Check out these lists of restaurants you can support.
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