City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
August 4, 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.
Mayor's Update
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
City Council Recap
Monday, August 3, 2020
Spokane Public Schools Announces Fall Plan
Spokane Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year in a real-time distance learning model. This decision comes after Spokane Regional Health District recommended starting the year in remote learning for all students, citing the rising COVID-19 case rate in Spokane County.
Small Business & Non-Profit Grant Funds
There are still six days left to apply for the OPENTogether Small Business and Non-Profit Grant Program. Language services are available.
Curb Appeal
It’s 2 o’clock Wednesday on a block in downtown and there is a hand-truck of product being rolled into a store, a commuter waiting for a bus, a car parallel parking at a restaurant for a Grubhub order pick-up. Cities across the country face the same challenge – how to manage limited downtown curb space with the competing needs of different users. This is referred to as “curb management.” Find out more on the City's website.
Passport Parking for the Win!
Did you know there are several benefits to using the Passport parking app?
  • Safe and convenient touch-free payment
  • Easy to track digital receipts
  • Access to discounts and incentives
  • Ability to increase time limits remotely
Your City at Work

Extreme Street Heat
Until your job involves chasing a rolling oven down the street, it’s hard to appreciate what it’s like to work with asphalt. Street crews are scheduled to complete grind and overlay work on 15 lane miles of streets. On hot days, the grueling work is even more challenging. Watch for City street crews all summer and fall working on road projects as the City looks to stimulate the local economy by hiring private contractors to perform additional street improvements.
Provisional Permits Helping Restaurants
As part of the the City's Restaurant and Retail Expansion Program, the Development Services Center is activating a provisional permit program for local restaurants and retailers in order to increase their footprint as quickly as possible. The process now includes coordinating with other departments for a combined on-site inspection. The application would then continue to be processed, which includes the 10-day public comment period following the normal permit process with a “standard” permit being issued at the end of the process. The “provisional permit” may be subject to conditions and those conditions could change based on the review of the application and any public comment that is received. Visit the City's website for more information.
Getting Through the City
This week, the City of Spokane Street Department began work on a project to repair Wall Street between Garland and Wellesley avenues. The work will cause backups and delays, so motorists are asked to detour to Monroe or Division streets during the two-week project.
Bicycle Advisory Board Needs a Youth Member
The Bicycle Advisory Board is currently accepting applications for two vacancies. One position shall be an at-large seat and the other shall be filled by a youth representative (under age 18). Positions will remain open until filled. Apply today!

Spokane Rewards, Spokane Solves,
Spokane Gives!
Have You Been Counted?
There is still approximately 28 percent of people who have not been counted in the 2020 Census. You may get a visitor at your door, to follow up if you are one of them. Here's what to expect.
Summer Fun: Become an Author
Check out "How to be an author with local poet Kenn Nesbitt." You can do it!
On the Bright Side
Check out these amazing photos from Sewell Scenics Photography of Manito Park! Talk about bright!
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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We are here to help! Simply dial 311 or if outside City limits: 509.755.CITY(2489).