City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
November 24, 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.
Statewide Impact on Healthcare System
Gov. Jay Inslee, joined by Dr. Nathan Schlicher, Washington State Medical Association, and Betsy Scott, RN, SEIU 1199, to discuss the experience of health care professionals working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor's Update
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
City Council Recap
Monday, November 23, 2020
Thanksgiving During a Pandemic
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and will be one we will all remember. Many traditional activities like attending or hosting a Thanksgiving gathering are simply high-risk for spreading coronavirus. In fact, until Dec. 14, our state has prohibited indoor social gatherings with people outside a household unit unless people quarantine for 14 days or quarantine for 7 days and receive a negative test result for COVID-19. As you celebrate during the coronavirus pandemic, here are some tips on how to do it safely.
When to Test, Quarantine, and Isolate
Spokane Regional Health District has a guide to answer your questions about COVID-19 exposure and what to do next.
A Safe, Healthy Holiday Season
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 for the next four weeks.
#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.
Your City at Work
Did You Know 98% of apartment units have been built since 1980 in the City of Spokane?
If you live or live/work in the City of Spokane, we want to hear about your housing needs, issues and experiences. This survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback will help us plan for the future with the Housing Action Plan.
Outdoor Art Honors Native American Ingenuity
New artwork in Peaceful Valley frames the Spokane River, inviting visitors to look into our past. The Spokane River Gorge is where Native Americans, especially the Spokane Tribe of Indians, used weirs to help catch and cure hundreds of migrating salmon.
Water Wise Winners
Congratulations to the Hudson Family! The first ever Water Wise Challenge took place over the summer months of 2020 and was an inspiring inaugural effort by many Spokane households to save water throughout the hottest season of the year. In total, 326,328 gallons of water were saved throughout the Water Wise Challenge!
City Closures Planned for Thanksgiving
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 26, the following City services will be modified:

  • Waste-to-Energy facility will be closed Thursday.
  • Garbage pickup and curbside recycling will be a day late for residents whose garbage is normally picked up on Thursday and Friday. Because of the holiday, crews will do Thursday rounds on Friday, Nov. 27, and Friday rounds on Saturday, Nov. 28.
  • On-street Parking Meters - Free Friday and Sunday.
  • MySpokane 311 will not be available Thursday and Friday.
  • Development Services Center, Municipal Courts and Public Records will be closed Thursday and Friday.
  • Spokane Public Library branch services are not available Thursday.
  • Numerica SkyRide will be closed Thursday

City Hall and other City facilities remain closed as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. For more information on City’s service changes visit our web site.
Green Yard & Food Waste Pick-Up Ends Dec 4
Get your leaves, pumpkins, pine needles, and other yard debris cleaned up. Curbside yard and food waste collection ends Friday, Dec. 4.
Blessing on Patrol
Since COVID, drive-by celebrations are the new norm and Spokane Police Department gets many requests. Back in August, a young man with special needs turned 12. His drive-by celebration was very small but that was all the more reason Corporal Erin Blessing made such an impact on Victor. Not only did Cpl. Blessing drive by, wave and wish Victor well, she dropped off a gift bag and cash which Victor’s mom said was “above and beyond”. Mom says Victor clung to Cpl. Blessing like saran wrap!
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!
  • 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
Autumn Adventures: Night Tree Walk
You're invited to Riverfront Park to explore the Numerica Lights up the Night Holiday Tree Walk. Forty sparkling holiday trees will wind through the park, and each tree is decorated by a local non-profit or business. Don’t miss the Rotary Fountain lights, the glowing Clock Tower, and a special holiday-themed Pavilion light show. Check out for more fun ideas!
Photo Credit: Downtown Spokane Partnership
On the Bright Side
City of Spokane employees took time to volunteer and ring the bell for The Salvation Army. You can help too!
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.
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