City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
June 9, 2020

#Inland Strong
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 .
Governor's Update
Governor Inslee announced the extension of a proclamation today giving high-risk workers the right to protect themselves from COVID-19 without jeopardizing their employment status or loss of income.
Mayor's Update
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
City Council Recap
Monday, June 8, 2020
Join in the Conversation Tonight
Join us for a virtual community conversation where viewers can call in during the discussion to ask questions of a panel of local leaders. Tune in for details about how to join the discussion.

Tuesday, June 9
6 pm - 8 pm
6-7 pm on KHQ
7-8 pm on SWX
Call 443-1111 for Questions

The nation is having a passionate and emotional conversation about policing and race in our country. Communities are struggling to redirect raw feelings of anger, confusion, and desperation into a productive dialogue that delivers lasting change. 

Spokane has some foundation already built over the past several years through a five-year collaboration between the Spokane Police Department and the US Department of Justice and conversations that occurred through that process, particularly with communities of color. That has led to:

  • Studies of police practices and behaviors by researchers at Washington State University, Arizona State University, Eastern Washington University, and Gonzaga University
  • Significant enhancements to training for de-escalation and implicit bias
  • Greater transparency with body-worn cameras and citizen oversight
  • Greater emphasis on community policing as part of a shift from the warrior model of policing to the guardian model.

This progress has put Spokane police ahead of other departments in its advancement as a 21st century police department, even as it works every day to continue advancing. Spokane police officers remain committed to continuous learning, improving the department’s ability to serve the community, and become a national policing model. We hope you'll join us.
SAVEONE Parking with Passport!
The City of Spokane has returned to paid on-street parking. Restaurants, salons and retail are all reopening with restrictions as we move through the Safe Start plan. The SAVEONE discount is an incentive to try the Passport App and motivate current users to try curbside pick-up as the economy continues to recover. The Passport App is a no-contact and convenient option to pay for on-street parking. Available now is a one-time opportunity to save $1 on your on-street paid parking.
Blood Donations Needed
Double up at a critical time: your blood donation can now deliver DOUBLE the good as we now are testing donations for COVID-19 antibodies! Learn more.

Help end the critical blood shortage in the Inland Northwest and get tested for COVID-19 antibodies in the process.
Tune in to 4 News Now on KXLY to hear the latest information on the reopening phases in both Washington and Idaho. Hear from local leaders and businesses about what they’re doing to help the community get back on track. They will explore the economic plans, ways those in need are being helped, and what the future looks like.
Boredom Buster: Wondering what to do with your spring bulbs?

Tips from Tim at WSU Spokane County Extension Masters Gardeners Program on how to take care of spring bulbs after the season.
On the Bright Side

We still love seeing all of the positive messages around town.

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.
Stay in the Know
The Spokane County Emergency Coordination Center has been activated to respond to COVID-19 as a region. For daily updates and official local information follow Spokane COVID Response on Facebook, subscribe to their newsletter and visit
For Spokane County case data, visit
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