City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
November 3, 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, November 3, 2020
City Council Recap
Monday, November 2, 2020
Your City at Work
Mayor Delivers Final Proposed Budget
Mayor Nadine Woodward delivered a final proposed budget to the City Council that prioritizes public safety, housing, homelessness, and economic development and was developed in collaboration with the City Council’s Budget Committee.
Library Designs Come to Life
In 2018 Spokane citizens voted to invest in Spokane Public Library. Designs have been unveiled for enhanced children’s spaces at the new and renovated Spokane Public Library locations. Each library play space will be an access point to a whimsical alternate reality that draws on familiar features of Spokane’s landscape and culture. Around the bend, under the bridge, between those trees – find your way into Spokane’s hidden worlds.
Library Re-Opening at 25% Capacity
Starting November 4, customers can make reservations for Grab-N-Go Access for light browsing and inside holds pickup. Masks and social distance required. Customers can download the Spokane Public Library app on their smartphone and use the Self-Service Checkout button to scan and check out their materials using their own device. Customers can make reservations for Limited Computer Access at all locations. Curbside Pickup by appointment is still available at all locations, including walk-in pickup at STA Plaza.
Goats Eating Up Fire Prevention
Working together for fire safety! Last week a herd of 200 goats are in the Hangman Park Natural Area as part of a fuel mitigation pilot project in one of Spokane's wildland urban interface zones.
Landscaping Cuts Crime
Trimming back your bushes and trees can deter crime. SPD Officer Willard shows how Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design can make your home a less attractive target for burglars and thieves. Contact Spokane C.O.P.S. for a free CPTED evaluation.
No Shave November with SPD
Officer David Kaurin shows his first couple days progress in growing a mustache! It's all to raise money for local cancer services as well as education and research. Officers are donating a minimum of $50 to don a stache. Join SPD in supporting Community Cancer Fund by donating and growing your own stache, post before and after picture in comments on their Facebook page!
Emergency Management and You
The City of Spokane has added an online Emergency Management section to help citizens prepare for a variety of situations. Find out information about:
  • Emergency Alerts
  • Disaster Information
  • Preparedness Suggestions
  • Resources
Spokane Rewards. Spokane Solves. Spokane Gives
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
  • Food Bank Assistance
  • School Program Tech Help
Autumn Adventures: Yummy Fry Bread
Learn about fry bread and how to make it from Jennifer LeBret of the Spokane Tribe. This video was created for Native American Heritage Month 2020.
On the Bright Side
There are five new murals on Monroe Street! Come and find the other four. #MuralMonday #MeetOnMonroe #ArtOnMonroe
Mural by Karli Ingersoll
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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We are here to help! Simply dial 311 or if outside City limits: 509.755.CITY(2489).