City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
June 2, 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 .
Mayor's Update
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
City Council Recap
Monday, June 1, 2020
Mayor and Local Leaders Discuss Recent Events
There has been a spectrum of events over the last few days. Protesters peacefully and respectfully participated in an important national conversation. Police showed incredible professionalism and compassion throughout the day. Later in the evening, after the peaceful protest was over, some detractors entered our City simply to cause damage and destruction and disrespect those who came to make our community stronger. Police were finally forced to act in protection of property and a curfew was instituted Sunday and Monday nights. Monday, community volunteers and leaders worked together to clean up the mess left by detractors and forward a vital community conversation.
Criminal Justice Information Hotline Launched
The Criminal Justice Information Hotline is the result of collaboration across City and County criminal justice departments, the Office of Law & Justice, County IT, and community members. 
The Hotline is a pilot program created to provide enhanced customer service to justice-involved individuals and members of the public, offering a centralized line where callers can gain up-to-date information about criminal proceedings and available resources. This includes:
  • Information on upcoming court dates
  • Protective measures and changes to procedures resulting from COVID-19
  • How to make a bail payment
  • Courtroom locations
  • How to apply for a Public Defender
The Criminal Justice Information Hotline is funded by the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety & Justice Challenge.
City Water Gets Good Grade
The City of Spokane released its required annual report on the quality of drinking water and for 2019, as in previous years, the City's Water Department met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water standards

The City of Spokane operates the third largest water system in the state of Washington. Only Seattle and Tacoma have larger systems. Beneath our City streets is a network of water pipes that delivers water from the City’s wells to some 75,000 homes and businesses within the current water service area. The City maintains more than 1,000 miles of water mains and smaller water lines.

Friendly Centennial Trail Etiquette Reminder
There was record Centennial Trail use during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy closure of trailheads and restrooms. The bike/ped counter in Kendall Yards registered nearly a 60% increase in weekday traffic, proving the popularity and importance the Centennial Trail provides to our region.  Centennial Trail rules, safety and etiquette guidelines are posted on trailhead kiosks, here on our website and printed maps. Please encourage others who may be new to the Centennial Trail to educate themselves about these important points.  And, please keep safe through social distancing!  .
Moving Through the City
For detailed information and weekly obstruction notices visit the City's website.
Boredom Buster: Rock Painting
Spokane Public Library Arts Education Specialist Eva shares her tips for making rock painting fun and easy!
On the Bright Side
Community members and protesters responded early Monday morning to clean up damage from Sunday night's vandalism.
Keep Washing Your Hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Why Wearing a Mask Matters
Last week cer, Dr. Bob Lutz, issued a directive about the use of cloth face coverings to maintain the public’s health. Spokane County residents at indoor or confined public settings are strongly recommended to wear cloth face coverings over their noses and mouths in situations where they are not able to maintain six feet distance from other people who do not live in their same household. Now that you have your mask, know how to wear and care for it!
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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