City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
November 10, 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.
Washington State Department of Health
COVID-19 cases are increasing at dramatic rates. Watch this special panel presentation from the Department of Health about the surge in cases and safer, smaller and smarter activities.
Keep Your Gatherings Large in Thanks and Small in Size
There is no doubt that this is the time of year we love to gather with friends and family. However, with indoor activity increasing and flu season upon us, we cannot drop our guard on COVID-19. As you look at your fall and winter celebrations, consider these four things. Here are some great suggestions for this time of year from Spokane Regional Health District.
Mayor's Update
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
City Council Recap
Monday, November 9, 2020
Veterans Day City Services Changes

  • City on-street parking meters are FREE
  • City Hall and other City facilities remain closed as part of the response to COVID-19, however City staff remain available for regular work activities.
  • Garbage pickup and curbside recycling collection is on its normal schedule
  • City’s Waste to Energy Facility will be open
  • Spokane Public Library branches are open by appointment only. Customers can reserve a 30-minute Computer Appointment or a Grab-N-Go Appointment on the library web site. Curbside Pickup is also available.
Tips for Snow Season
Your City at Work
Community Teamwork for Warming Center
Local contractors and suppliers have been racing against the clock to ready the building on Cannon Street for those experiencing homelessness. The 1910 building had to be rebuilt from the ground up which came with many challenges. Here is a quick look at the progress of the project.
NHHS Division Director
Mayor Nadine Woodward has appointed and City Council unanimously confirmed Cupid Alexander to lead the Neighborhoods, Housing, and Human Services division. Welcome to Spokane!
Emergency Management and You
The City of Spokane has added an online Emergency Management section to help citizens prepare for a variety of situations.
Green Yard & Food Waste Pick-Up Ends Soon
Get your leaves, pumpkins, pine needles, and other yard debris cleaned up. Curbside yard and food waste customers have until Friday, Dec. 4, to finish their fall yard cleanup before the City of Spokane suspends the collection service for the winter.
Cleaner River Faster Update
Construction of the massive additional level of treatment at the City’s Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility is continuing. Some 4,600, 6-foot-tall canisters containing hundreds of membrane filter “straws” are being installed in the facility. The membranes will filter out minute particles of pollutants, vastly improving the quality of water released from the plant. The project is part of hundreds of millions of dollars in work to improve the health of the Spokane River.
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!
  • Arts Commission
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Salary Review Commission
  • Pine Cone Pickin'
  • Garden Clean-Up
  • Food Bank Assistance
  • School Program Tech Help
Autumn Adventures: Crime Scene Investigator
In this week long virtual class for ages 12-17, a real law enforcement Detective teaches the principles and techniques involved in solving a missing persons case! Create and examine blood splatter patterns, recover fingerprints, analyze handwriting and experiment with chromatography, and much more. The cost of the class includes a SWAG filled CSI Lab Kit to conduct the labs!
On the Bright Side
A big thank you from Victor's family to SPD Cpl. Blessing for some recent interactions. "Thanks for making him smile & feel happy. Through the darkness, there's always light. Cpl. Blessing was his light."
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).