City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
September 8, 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.
CARES Act Funding Update
Spokane City Council has awarded 21 organizations funding totaling more than $4 million. A list of the community partners who have been awarded these grants is available on the CARES Act Funding section of the City's website.
Pandemic EBT
Pandemic EBT provides families with funds to pay the cost of meals while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. You can apply online or call 877-501-2233. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 11, 5 p.m.
Your City at Work

Solid Waste Services
Due to the Labor Day holiday, garbage pickup and curbside recycling will be a day late all week, with normal Friday pickup planned for Saturday.
Behind the Scenes: Riverfront Construction
Take a tour through construction on Riverfront Park's North Bank, including the Ice Age Flood Playground, Hooptown USA basketball court, and skatepark!
Spokane County Recycles Poster Contest
Spokane County students in grades K-8 are invited to submit their designs for the Spokane Recycles Poster Contest. This year's theme is, Erase the Waste: Reduce, Reuse, THEN Recycle!
Cleaner River Faster!
In late August, Spokane's last combined sewer overflow tank went fully operational and stands ready to prevent stormwater and untreated sewage from periodically reaching the Spokane River.
Partners for Work
The Partners for Work event is going virtual! The annual event connecting adults with disabilities to employers will be held throughout the month of October.
Investment in Streets Aids Economic Recovery
Orange construction cones arrived on Indian Trail Road last week - signaling the start of new street work that's designed to aid in our community's economic recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Weigh in on Water Fluoridation
Spokane City Council will take public testimony on water fluoridation during their City Council Legislative Meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m.

You must sign-up in order to be called on to testify. The form will open Monday, Sept. 14, 5 p.m. and will close at 6 p.m.
Please contact Hannahlee Allers at if you have technical issues during that hour and are unable to sign up.
Submit Your City Flag Design
The City of Spokane's Flag Commission is accepting submissions for a design for a new City flag. Designs can be turned in until midnight on Thursday, Oct. 1. We have already received 49 designs!
Summer Fun: Isidore the Elephant
The iconic Isidore elephant ride has made the move over to his temporary home at the Numerica Skate Ribbon building. Rides remain 10 cents!
On the Bright Side
SPD's Lieutenant Rich Meyer is bringing smiles to the community in his emoji inspired police car!
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 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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We are here to help! Simply dial 311 or if outside City limits: 509.755.CITY(2489).