City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
June 12, 2020

#Inland Strong
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 .
Mayor's Update
Friday, June 12, 2020
Community Conversation on Race Relations
Watch the KHQ town hall meeting.
Fairgrounds Screening Site Now Closed
Operation for the COVID-19 Community Screening Site at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center is now closed. Screening services are still available at select clinic locations throughout Spokane County.To provide more convenient access to screening for Spokane County residents, COVID-19 screening services are now being offered countywide through various healthcare facilities.
Post Street Bridge Closing for Two Years
A project to replace the Post Street Bridge downtown will begin on Wednesday, June 17. The bridge, which currently only carries pedestrian and bicycle traffic, will be closed for the next two years. See the detour routes for pedestrians and bicyclists.
SAVEONE on Parking with Passport!
The SAVEONE discount is an incentive to try the Passport App and motivate current users to try curbside pick-up as the economy continues to recover. The Passport App is a no-contact and convenient option to pay for on-street parking. Available now is a one-time opportunity to save $1 on your on-street paid parking.
Critical Need for Blood Donations
Double up at a critical time! Your blood donation can now deliver DOUBLE the good as Vitalant is now testing donations for COVID-19 antibodies! Learn more. Help end the critical blood shortage in the Inland Northwest and get tested for COVID-19 antibodies in the process.
What's New in Parks & Recreation?
Most of our Recreation and Riverfront programs require phase 3 and 4 status to become operational. However, our parks remain accessible with more activities available in small groups, and our playgrounds and dog parks have re-opened! We are also renting field space again for youth and adult sports practices under the Governor’s guidelines. See updates for:
  • Playground Structures
  • Dog Parks
  • Numerica SkyRide
  • Field Rentals
  • Golf Participation
Recycle Right!
Garbage often ends up in curbside recycling cart and costing our community money. A program is being launched this summer to help provide citizens with information on how to Recycle Right. The City of Spokane’s Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Departments have teamed up with Spokane County and private haulers, Sunshine and Waste Management, to help people understand what’s truly recyclable.

Boredom Buster: DIY CPR Manikin
Time at lakes and pools is here! While you’re spending more time at home to help save lives during COVID-19, why not learn another lifesaving skill? Spokane Parks & Recreation Aquatics Supervisor Josh Oakes and his daughter Avery are here to show you how, with common household items, you can create your own CPR manikin to practice on!
On the Bright Side
With rain comes rainbows!
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.
Stay in the Know
The Spokane County Emergency Coordination Center has been activated to respond to COVID-19 as a region. For daily updates and official local information follow Spokane COVID Response on Facebook, subscribe to their newsletter and visit
For Spokane County case data, visit
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