City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
October 6, 2020

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.
Updates to Safe Start Reopening Plan
Gov. Jay Inslee announced several updates to Washington's Safe Start reopening plan. The changes seek to align guidance and adjustments to regulations of several industries. Updates include libraries, wedding receptions, sports and more.
Mayor's Update
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
City Council Recap
Monday, October 5, 2020
Ballots are Coming
Spokane County ballots will soon arrive in mailboxes. In some areas, ballots will arrive around October 10; in other areas, ballots will arrive around October 17. All voters should have their ballots in hand by October 22.  Voters who have not received their ballot by that day should contact the Spokane county elections office. For election information visit their website.
Your City at Work
Monday is an On-Street Parking Meter Holiday
Because of the Indigenous Peoples Day holiday, on-street parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Oct. 12. Garbage pickup and curbside recycling will proceed on a normal schedule.

The Spokane City Council briefing session and legislative meeting will be held on their regular schedule on Monday, Oct. 12, at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Red is the New Green
Starting this week, you will see red Jump bikes on the streets of Spokane instead of the green Lime ones. These bikes are part of the Wheelshare program and operated by the same Lime app you have been enjoying!
Groundbreaking for Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Facility
Three years of planning and research took a big step in becoming reality as regional leaders broke ground on the Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Facility. This innovative concept will assist law enforcement and human services providers to better care for those who need wrap around services when interacting with law enforcement.
Get Your Flag Design Entry in by October 15!
Spokane Flag Commission has extended the submission deadline until midnight on Oct. 15 and has removed the maximum amount of submissions that can be submitted per person. Learn more!
Businesses on West Main Avenue are Open!
Central City Line construction continues on West Main Ave. While the work makes it more challenging to visit this area, the businesses need your support. Work is expected to continue until the end of October.
Parks & Rec Fall Activity Guide is Here!
City of Spokane Parks & Recreation released their Fall Activity Guide, offering a variety of indoor, outdoor, and virtual recreation programs that meet Safe Start guidelines. Explore your creative side with an art or writing class, learn a new language, find your center with virtual yoga, or get outdoors with a guided hiking or snowshoeing trip. The lineup includes exceptional adaptive programs for those with disabilities, gymnastics for youth, and a hiking challenge. Check it out!
Spokane Rewards. Spokane Solves. Spokane Gives
John Case - Spokane Police Department
John has been volunteering with the Spokane Police Department for 33 years. Born and raised in Spokane, John has always strived to build strong community connections. After returning from Vietnam, John eventually took over his father’s Lumber Company, Regal Lumber. Even with a full time job and raising 4 kids, John wanted to do more for the Spokane community. He joined the Reserve Officers of the Spokane Police Department, community members who volunteer to help fulfill roles handled by full-time, sworn police officers. On Reserve, John spent one night a week helping patrol Riverside Avenue back in the day when young people cruised the downtown area on Friday and Saturday nights. After 28 years he retired from the Reserve and now volunteers every Wednesday at SPD’s front desk. John encourages everyone to volunteer where they can. He believes, not only does volunteering give you perspective, it helps your community.
John says had he joined the Reserve earlier in his life, he may have become a Law Enforcement officer. He encourages young people to volunteer with the Reserve if at all interested in a career as a police officer. Learn more about volunteering with Spokane Police Department.
The City of Spokane is a great place to combine community support with expertise. There are over 30 Boards, Commissions and Committees made up of volunteers who help shape our community. Whether it's one day a year or one day a week, there is an opportunity for you. Pick your passion below and get involved!
  • Arts Commission
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Salary Review Commission
  • Pine Cone Pickin'
  • Garden Clean-Up
  • Litter Pick-Up
The spookiest day of the year is just around the corner! As you celebrate Halloween, here are some tips on how to celebrate safely during COVID-19.
Autumn Adventures: Scavenger Hunt
Fall into the season with this eco-themed scavenger hunt and earn prizes!
On the Bright Side
There are Farmers Markets to check out all month! *All of these markets accept WIC, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers, EBT/SNAP and participate in Market Match (matching EBT transactions up to $10 for the purchase of fresh fruits & vegetables).
5102 N Market St
Mondays through October
20 W 5th Ave
Wednesdays & Saturdays through October
1004 S Perry St
Thursdays through October 
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?
Contact SNAP at (509) 319-3050 or

Need Mental Health Help?
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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