City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
April 10, 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 .
Regional Financial Helpline Now Available
As part of the regional effort to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19, the City of Spokane is partnering with Spokane Public Library to provide a Financial Helpline for all businesses and individuals countywide trying to access COVID-19 financial recovery programs.

Spokane Public Library staff are operating as “Resource Navigators” to take calls and work one-on-one with callers to connect them with local, regional, state and federal resources for assistance. This resource is available for any business or individual in Spokane County. Businesses and citizens can learn what programs are available to access based on their situation.
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm
Domestic Violence, Child Abuse Awareness
Around our community, organizations that work to raise awareness around domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and similar community issues are concerned about a rise in these problems as a result of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. The order helps to slow the spread of COVID-19 but it is also increasing financial problems, isolation from family and friends, and other stress that can increase the incidence of things like child abuse and domestic violence.

Earlier this month, Mayor Nadine Woodward proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month as one way to highlight these challenges. This week, the Riverfront Park Pavilion was lit up in blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month and teal for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And last week, the Spokane COVID Response regional communications efforts focused on some of these concerns.

Community resources are available to help. Check out this Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Prevention resource guide
DIY: Garage Pickleball Practice!
We love how creative and innovative everyone is getting while staying at home to stay healthy!

Our friends and partners at City of Spokane Parks and Recreation are here to help us stay active and keeping our sense of humor. In this boredom buster, Spokane Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor, Alice Busch via her husband, Steve!

Garage Wall Pickleball, featuring (wait for it) a DIY cardboard opponent!

Tips for Easter during Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Easter 2020 will be memorable for most everyone as we continue to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Here are a few tips to to consider as you head into Easter weekend. This article in USA Today outlines some great ways to adjust your celebration! Also, check out these Easter activities you can do from home!

Making the most of indoor, outdoor and virtual time with the ones we love is what matters!

We hope the Easter Bunny is extra special for you and your family this year.
Your donations combined with the matching funds from Avista and the City of Spokane have r aised over $114,000 for utility assistance in our community!

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.
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 and
For Spokane County case data, visit
On the Bright Side
In times or uncertainty it's always good to find the "silver linings" when we are feeling down. In this Psychology Today article, three things are being called forward as areas for focus during COVID-19.
COMMUNITY - How are you staying connected to your community?
GROUNDING - How have you focused on your foundation?
RESILIENCE - What is your greatest opportunity for a creative pivot?
You'll be cooking for Easter, so #OrderUpSpokane this weekend!
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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