City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
August 25, 2020

#InlandStrong
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 SRHD.org/covid19.
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 25, 2020
City Council Recap
Monday, August 24, 2020
Public Forum on Fluoride
City Council will host a virtual community forum to discuss and educate the public on water fluoridation for the City of Spokane. This will be a moderated session and opened for public testimony.  Panelists Include:

Mike Means, Director of Office of Drinking Water, Washington State Department of Health

Stephen Baker, Water Treatment Technical Advisor, Washington State Department of Health

Jeff Irish, Chair, Safe Water Spokane and substitute teacher, Mead School District

Torney Smith, Retired former Administrator 28 years, Spokane Regional Health District and current board member, Better Health Together and Community Minded Enterprises
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 27
      6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Watch: Comcast CityCable 5

Hosted by City Councilmembers
Moderated by League of Women Voters 
Public testimony sign-up will begin Aug. 27, 2020, at 2:30 PM and close at 5:30 PM. 
Please contact Hannahlee Allers at hallers@spokanecity.org if you have technical issues during or unable to sign up.
Your City at Work

Behind the Badge
Neighborhood Resource Officers are a bridge between the community and the Spokane Police Department. They are committed to keeping our neighborhoods safe and addressing quality of life issues in our neighborhoods. Learn more.
Keeping City Workers and Water Safe
When you turn on your faucet to get a drink of water, you might not think about the infrastructure and personnel that goes into bringing that water to you. Help us keep our workers safe while they keep your water safe!
Do You Care About Street Design?
The City of Spokane is preparing to update its Street Design Standards that guide and govern the development, redevelopment and reconstruction of facilities built in the public right of way. In 2017 the City Council approved an update to the Comprehensive Plan that included a major renovation of Chapter 4: Transportation. Included in that update was a refresh of the Bicycle Master Plan, completion of the Pedestrian Master Plan, and a reworking of the goals and policies for implementation of transportation facilities.

Because these updates reshaped the methods and means for transportation infrastructure, a follow-up update of the Design Standards was necessary. The draft Chapter 3: Streets, Alleys, Bikeways, and Sidewalks was re-written to reflect the changes reflected in the Comprehensive Plan update. Your chance to weigh in is coming soon!
Spread Kindness, Not COVID
STAY HEALTHY - Protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 is simple. Wash your hands often. Avoid close contact. Wear a face mask when around others.

STAY OPEN - Staying open depends on people staying healthy. If all of us do our part to create safe environments to eat, shop and play we’ll get through this together.

SPREAD THE WORD - Speak Kindness with our communication toolkit, share your story online and tag it #KindnessNotCovid or let us know how you’re keeping others safe.
Summer Fun: Doodle Time
Join Eva from Spokane Public Library to find out why doodle drawing is good for your brain and check out some artists whose work could be influenced by doodling.
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 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).