City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
October 20, 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.
New Guidelines for Higher Education
Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation establishing safety guidelines for higher education institutions and living facilities.  
Mayor's Update
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
City Council Recap
Monday, October 19, 2020
Risks of Vaping and COVID
Our partners at Spokane Regional Health District warns the community about the dangers of vaping and COVID-19. A new study shows that youth and young adults who reported using vapor products are more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than individuals who have never used them. Vapor product use among youth in Spokane County significantly increased between 2016 and 2018. The association of vapor product use and COVID-19, along with higher rates of use are increasing the risk of spreading COVID-19 in our communities.
COVID-19 Innovation Challenge for $25,000
Do you have an idea that addresses a COVID-19 hardship or challenge? Could it potentially help us navigate this and future pandemics? If so, we want to hear from you by Friday, October 23!

The COVID-19 Innovation Challenge is open for all community members located in the Inland Northwest who have an idea that might offer a solution for living with the issues of COVID-19.
Your City at Work
Fall Parking Clean-Up Underway!
It’s challenging to think about snow berms in October, however winter is right around the corner. The City’s Parking Services team is reminding you of the 24 hour non-passenger vehicle parking rule. Vehicles such as RVs, boats, jet-skis, trailers, etc. parked on the street will be warned with courtesy notices over the next few weeks. Parking Services will be using this opportunity to educate the public and give them some time to fix the violation before issuing a ticket. Find out more on the Parking Services page.
Regional Burn Restrictions Lifted   
The outdoor recreational fire restrictions are being lifted. We appreciate the support of our community during the dry summer months. Please continue to support our local firefighters by following normal fire safety rules: use clean, dry firewood or manufactured logs, burn 25 ft away from structures, stay near the fire, have an extinguisher or hose nearby, keep it small, and put it out completely. 
Library Computers Taking Reservations
Reserve 30 minutes of computer time at City of Spokane Library locations. Check emails, catch up on social media, print important documents, or use the library's free online resources. Before you schedule a time, read through the requirements and let's work together to help keep you and others safe at the library:
SpoCanopy Plants New Street Trees
Thirty new street trees were planted in the West Central and Logan neighborhoods on October 15 as part of SpoCanopy’s goals for increased tree canopy cover. SpoCanopy is a program of City of Spokane Urban Forestry and The Lands Council, aiming to ensure every neighborhood has access to trees and green space. SpoCanopy works with residents and volunteers to plant trees and beautify our city. The goal is for every neighborhood to have 40% canopy coverage by 2030.
Paving the Way for Economic Recovery
The City of Spokane invested an additional $10 million to be spent over 2020 and 2021 for additional street maintenance work. Grind and overlay projects were awarded to private companies like Inland Asphalt and Shamrock Paving in the hopes of keeping more employees on the payroll longer.
Spokane Rewards. Spokane Solves. Spokane Gives
Volunteer Shares Rewarding Experience
Retired firefighter Megan Hill volunteered for a recent Graffiti Clean-Up Event and had a great time. Hear what she has to say and why she'll volunteer again!
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
The Spokane Hospitality Coalition, is a cooperative effort of city and county officials working alongside local bars and restaurants to keep our local business' doors open. Their mission is to keep our community safe and save local business. Every member of the Spokane Hospitality Coalition has agreed to follow improved guidelines, procedures and regulations in order to keep our employees & customers healthy and our doors open. Learn how you can support the effort!
Autumn Adventures: A Walk in the Park
See what is happening with the Riverfront Park Redevelopment, some new changes at Manito Park and what classes and recreation opportunities are available this Fall on this edition of A Walk in the Park.
On the Bright Side
Spokane artists were busy this summer! Checkout this mural at Spokane Art Supply on north Monroe Street. It was created by artists participating in Daniel Lopez’s mural class. #MuralMonday
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).