City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
December 8, 2020

Spokane County COVID-19 Data
Each day, information evolves 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

State of Washington COVID-19 Data
Track information with these interactive dashboards for risk assessment, health data, economic impact and recovery, schools and PPE information.
Safe Start Restrictions Extended and Economic Support Announced
Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional economic supports for workers and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Inslee also announced a three-week extension of the state’s current restrictions which will now be in place until January 4, 2021. Read the details here.
Mayor's Update
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
City Council Recap
Monday, December 7, 2020
A Safe Holiday Season

Winter Farmers Market at the Pavilion 
Support local growers and artisans in a safe environment! Enjoy fresh local products and handmade goods, plus prepared food available for takeout. Vendors will be placed throughout Riverfront Park's Pavilion Central Plaza (outdoors), Pavilion Main Lobby and Sky Room (indoors) each Wed. from 3-7 p.m.
The City of Spokane is working with local community partners on a plan of activities and ideas that prioritizes new public health guidance and safely supports the community and businesses during the holiday season. Mayor Woodward proclaimed Small Business Saturday through Dec. 19.
Downtown Spokane Great Holiday Giveaway
From Dec. 2 through 30, enter to win a little extra for your holiday stocking when you support locally-owned businesses.
Take a Minute for Local Business!
We'll be highlighting small businesses over the next two weeks to see how they are responding and adjusting to serving their customers and keeping our community safe. These quick 1-minute videos are a sneak peek to their daily operations.
#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.
Simon the Safety Elf
These little holiday scouts are popping up in homes throughout the city, noting family holiday adventures and reminding us to make good choices. Safety Simon, Spokane Fire Department's very own Elf has a special mission to help remind families (and his Elf friends) about fire safety this holiday season. Will the Elf in your home be sharing Simon's safety messages? Stay tuned for more tips from Safety Simon this holiday season.
Your City at Work
CARES Act Funding Recap
The City of Spokane received $9.9 million from the state of Washington to fund necessary responses to the impacts of COVID-19. City Council asked citizens in a community survey to weigh in on their priorities. Take a look at how the community has been supported through these emergency response efforts.
  • Rent Assistance
  • Business, Arts, and Culture
  • Childcare Support
  • Community Support Programs
  • City of Spokane Response Efforts
Spokane Housing Action Plan
Part of building the Housing Action Plan is This survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback will help us plan for the future with the Housing Action Plan. The survey is now available in Marshallese, Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Vietnamese languages.
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!
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Plan Commission
  • Office of Police Ombudsman Commission
  • Salary Review Commission
  • Food Bank Assistance
  • School Program Tech Help
  • Holiday Cards for Angel Card Project
Winter Wonders: Numerica Skate Ribbon
The Numerica Skate Ribbon is OPEN! Though skating will look a little different! With safety at the forefront, we're following two sets of COVID-19 guidelines. Make reservations today!
On the Bright Side
After Spokane Police were able to retrieve stolen Christmas trees from River Ridge Hardware, NBC Nightly News thought their "pay it forward" story was worth sharing with their national audience!
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?
Visit to reserve a weekly delivery!

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.
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