City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
May 1, 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 .
Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order Extended through May 31
Governor Jay Inslee today announced the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is extended through May 31 along with a four-phase reopening plan for the state. Every phase will still require social distancing and appropriate health precautions including the use of personal protective equipment in a number of workplaces. As of May 5, fishing, hunting, playing golf and day-use of state parks and lands is allowed, and officials are working with industry on guidance to soon allow for retail curbside pickup, automobile sales, car washes, landscaping and house cleaning services, and drive-in spiritual services with one household per vehicle. View the full announcement here.
Mayor's Update
Friday, May 1, 2020
City Golf Courses Reopen Tuesday, May 5
Visit the Parks website for details.
Accessing the Necessary Level of Health Care
Local medical care facilities and first responders have noticed situations where people are not accessing urgent health care for heart attacks and strokes out of concern of contracting COVID-19 in medical facilities.

"If you're having an emergency medical problem such as a stroke or a heart attack, timely and prompt care is extremely important to give you a good outcome from these serious medical problems and a good recovery," says Dr. David O'Brien, Chief Executive of MultiCare.

"It is important that people seek their normal pathways to treatment, but not delay," says Adam Richards, Director of Emergency Services for Providence Health and Services.

Medical facilities are taking significant time and care to sanitize and clean facilities in addition to organizing areas of care to protect patients and staff. Citizens are urged to call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency room when experiencing symptoms of a stroke or a heart attack.
Your City at Work
City of Spokane Water Department is out doing essential infrastructure work to keep water flowing to homes and businesses. Construction work is ongoing and there may be a chance a water department employee will need to speak with you. We know you're excited to see us and we're happy to see you! For both of our health, let's keep our distance to 6 feet. We'll keep the water running while we all stay healthy.
Boredom Buster: Backyard Camp Out
You don't have to leave the yard to experience the fun and adventures of camping. Spokane Parks & Recreation Supervisor Josh Oakes shows us how his family turned their backyard into a fun camp out!
Our sincere thanks go out to the citizens who provided donations to assist their neighbors with paying their utility bills.

Those who need utility assistance can contact SNAP at (509) 456-SNAP to request support.

More information on support that’s available for our community members and businesses can be found on the City’s web site .

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.
On the Bright Side
We can't get enough of the positive messages you continue to share. Keep it up! #InlandStrong
Join Spokane Arts for the second Virtual First Friday! Even as we Stay Home, Stay Healthy, our community has a wealth of artwork to share. We will be hosting an online open gallery for local artists to share their recent work, hosting a virtual panel discussion, and sharing online events happening throughout the city by local artists and creatives. 
Start your week off with a new dish!
#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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