City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
September 22, 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.
State Guidance for Miscellaneous Venues
Governor Jay Inslee has issued guidance for miscellaneous venues, including convention/conference centers, designated meeting spaces in hotels, events centers and other similar venues as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan. 
Mayor's Update
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
City Council Recap
Monday, September 21, 2020
Small Business and Nonprofit PPE Distribution Event September 23-24
Greater Spokane Inc. and Spokane County are once again holding a free Personal Protective Equipment distribution event to assist Spokane County small businesses and non-profits reduce barriers to reopening and continue operations to keep employees and the public safe. Spokane County again allocated CARES Act funds to purchase the PPE.

This FREE distribution event, called OPENTogether, provides small businesses with 49 and fewer employees and non-profits of any size with PPE supplies, including hand sanitizer, disinfecting cleaner, and both disposable and cloth facial coverings. Non-profits are encouraged to secure disposable masks for their volunteers to use to enable continuity of community volunteer support for our region. Registration is required.
For Now, Not Forever - Join the Effort
Socializing is important for young adults. See how local young people are joining in the effort to fight COVID-19.
Your City at Work
Downtown Police Precinct Now Open
Spokane police opened a new downtown precinct today at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Wall Street to increase community policing and visibility downtown. 

The new Spokane Police Department precinct, which has space for up to three dozen officers, is on the street level of the former Umpqua Bank Building. Members of the department’s Behavioral Health Unit and Neighborhood Resource Officers will be among the officers who work out of the precinct. Captain Dave Singley is the precinct commander and oversees the downtown team that also includes a lieutenant, two sergeants, and a detective. Stop by and say hi!
REMINDER: Do you care about the future of streets, alleys, bikeways and sidewalks?
The Plan Commission Hearing regarding the update of Design Standards Chapter 3: Streets, Alleys, Bikeways and Sidewalks and associated Municipal Codes is Wednesday, September 23. You can submit your comments at
Connect with Spokane Fire Department
Throughout 2020, The City of Spokane Fire Department has been working closely with technology partner First Due to refine Community Connect, an application focused on protecting our residents and their property. The information our community shares will go directly into the hands of responders, Spokane Fire Department encourages community members to create their free account today with Spokane Community Connect. 
Graffiti Clean-Up
Volunteers, Mayor Woodward and City staff worked together to clean-up graffiti. Interested in volunteering for the next event? Learn more on the City's website.
Arts Commission Looking for Board Members
The Spokane Arts Commission hosts 16 volunteer positions. Commissioners serve three-year terms, attend monthly meetings and have the opportunity to work on specific projects and initiatives in the Spokane area. Learn more and apply today!
Interested in the Future of the Division Street Corridor?
DivisionConnects is a collaborative effort between multiple agencies, including SRTC, Spokane Transit, WSDOT, City of Spokane and Spokane County. Check out the interactive DivisionConnects Map! DivisionConnects is a collaborative transportation and land use study that will focus on opportunities and challenges for all modes of transportation within the Division Street corridor, including implementation of bus rapid transit.
Autumn Adventures: It's Barn Week!
Spokane County has nearly 40 barns listed on the Heritage Barn Register.
On the Bright Side
Have you seen the Spokane Police Department Emoji Car? Honk = Smiley Face!
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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