City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
June 23, 2020

#Inland Strong
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 .
Governor Orders Mandatory Face Coverings
Starting Friday, June 26 face coverings will be mandatory statewide. Learn more here.
Washington State COVID-19 Data
County risk assessment interactive dashboard
Mayor's Update
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
City Council Meeting Recap
Monday, June 22, 2020
Your City at Work

Traveling the Hamilton Corridor?
The project will begin Monday, June 29 and is designed to make long-desired safety and traffic flow improvements at six intersections, including the addition of dedicated left turn pockets and signals. Safety improvements will exist from Desmet Avenue to North Foothills Drive and is scheduled to be completed in late November. You can see current street closures here.
Community Court Resumes Next Week
Spokane Community Court, a program of Spokane Municipal Court, is scheduled to convene next week for the first time since the court went on hiatus in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Court will be held on Monday, June 29, at the Northeast Community Center and on Tuesday, June 30, at Spokane City Hall. Community Court seeks to reduce and properly address quality of life offenses by utilizing a collaborative, problem-solving approach to crime.
Goats are Nature's Weed Whackers!
Local experts predict Spokane will experience a highly active wildfire season in 2020. With help from baby goat, Spokane Fire Department's Chief Brian Schaeffer shares simple steps you can take to protect your home and community.

  • Remove dead vegetation and flammable materials near your home
  • Keep your lawn hydrated and maintained. If it's brown...cut it down.
  • Prune tree limbs
  • Move construction and trash piles
  • Dispose of yard debris and clippings

STA to Resume Fare Collection July 1
Spokane Transit Authority (STA) has returned to full service levels and will resume fare collection and front-door boarding on Wednesday, July 1. Increased disinfectant protocols, PPE, and other safety practices remain in effect. Where would you like to go?
Free PPE for Small Businesses and Nonprofits
Greater Spokane Inc. and Spokane County are distributing free Personal Protective Equipment to help small businesses and nonprofits reduce barriers to reopening and continue operations to keep employees and the public safe. Businesses and nonprofits with 49 and fewer employees PPE supplies must register in advance to receive equipment such as hand sanitizer, disinfecting cleaner, disposable facial coverings and cloth facial coverings.
Great Eats in the Park!
Food trucks will be at Manito Park and Riverfront Park

Friday through Sunday, June 26-28
10:30 am-6 pm

Participating vendors include: Curbside Carabiner Coffee, Kona Ice of Spokane, Increditruck, Big Rod's Texas BBQ, Mangia Catering Company, Have Beans Will Travel
Leave Your Pets at Home
The weather is warming up and it's not a good time to take your dog with you on errands and leave them in the car at any time. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels in just minutes, putting your dog at risk of heat stroke. Learn more at the American Veterinary Medical Association website .
Summer Fun: Recycle Right Contest
Have you heard about Spokane’s cart tagging project this summer? Take a look at your bin and play along! Ten respondents will be randomly selected to receive a recycle cart toy!

On the Bright Side
Protected businesses invite the talents of artists like Desmond Boston. #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?
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.
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