City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
August 11, 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 11, 2020
Guidance Issued for Indoor Fitness Centers and Religious Services
Governor Jay Inslee issued guidance for agricultural events, updated guidance for indoor fitness and religious and faith-based services. Read the details here.
Curb Appeal
Do you live in a City of Spokane neighborhood, have a RV, and are you getting ready to go on an adventure? As summer begins to wind down, many families are planning their last few trips of the season. Preparations probably include food shopping, travel routes, and then the extra fun of “loading up” your RV. If your RV is parked in the street in front of your home, how long do you have to load?

A. As long as you want
B. 24 hours
C. 4 hours
D. None of the above

Give yourself a pat on the back if you chose "B" for 24 hours. Recreational vehicles, along with trailers, boats and jet skis are classified as non-passenger vehicles and are governed by different parking rules. A non-passenger vehicle is only allowed to be parked on a neighborhood street for up to 24 hours when actively loading and unloading. Learn more on the City's parking page.
Your City at Work

City Employees Rise to the Challenge
The City of Spokane's Employee of the Quarter program was created to recognize and reward employees for consistent and outstanding performance, special efforts and accomplishments. This quarter, nominations included teams and individuals who found themselves taking on extra duties or switching gears quickly as part of the Inland COVID-19 Regional Response. Take a look at the nominees!
Mayor, Council, SPD Discussing Reforms
Mayor Nadine Woodward, Council President Breean Beggs, Councilmember Lori Kinnear, and Police Chief Craig Meidl announced two dozen tenets that will serve as ground rules for a collaborative approach to reforms to evolve the relationship between the community and its police department a proposed process for collaboratively addressing criminal justice and police reform in Spokane.

The process will include a detailed list of reform topics to be addressed jointly by community reform advocates, police leadership, the Mayor and City Council members. It also includes proposed tenets that will support a collaborative conversation to continually improve the relationship between the community and its police department.

The tenets support having challenging conversations, considering the impacts of any reforms, and respecting the perspectives and safety and security needs of all involved. The list of two dozen tenets was developed jointly over the past few weeks. Initial reforms are expected to be announced jointly in the coming weeks.
Be Water Wise and Get a Rebate
The City of Spokane Water Department launched a menu of Water Wise rebate options to help customers save money while saving water. The rebate opportunities are outlined in the Water Conservation Master Plan, which was adopted by City Council at the end of July.

The new rebates are designed to allow customers to make choices that lead to water savings inside and outside their home or business and provide a cost-effective tool to do so. Rebates range from $20 to $695, dependent on the equipment installed, and customers are encouraged to apply for more than one rebate annually.
Free Public Safety Training
The City is accepting applications for those interested in becoming a police officer. All candidates must take and pass the Public Safety Test in order to be considered. This summer there will be two opportunities to take the test at no charge. Testing is scheduled for Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30.
Summer Fun: DIY Candles
Spokane Public Library teen librarian Gina Cooper teaches you how to make inexpensive candles at home.
On the Bright Side
Plants have been installed at Manito Park’s Mirror Pond. Once the aquatic plants have established themselves, the water will be turned on to filter algae-causing phosphorus and nitrogen from the pond 24 hours a day!
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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