City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
March 27, 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 .
Community Resources for Families and Children
The COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges for everyone and it can take an extreme toll on families. We are concerned about the possibility of domestic violence and other emergency situations. There is help.

YWCA 24hr Helpline
YWCA's 24 hour domestic violence helpline, 509-326-2255, will remain available for you to call at any time. This is the best number for you to contact if you need someone to talk to immediately. Through the helpline, confidential advocates are available to contact if you or someone you know has questions or concerns about intimate partner domestic violence at any time. If it is safe to do so, you can also reach confidential advocates via email at, or through text messages at 509-220-3725.

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
School closures and unpredictable work schedules can present an especially challenging time for child care. The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery is a community resource for families with children in critical situations. They have helpful information about finding alternative child care on their website and how you can access services. Staffed with Family Support Specialists, you can access resources at 509-535-3155 24 hours a day.

Frontier Behavioral Health
If you are feeling additional stress and anxiety, you are not alone. Frontier Behavioral Health has resources available for assistance. M ental health professionals are conducting intake assessments, clinical appointments and medication management appointments by phone during normal business hours. Crisis Response Services and Inpatient Services are also operational. To schedule an appointment call 509-838-4651.

If you are in crisis and need to speak to a mental health clinician immediately, please call the 24/7 Regional Crisis Line at 1-877-266-1818.
Stay Home, Stay Healthy and Essential Business
Information is moving very quickly with significant economic impact. Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order went into effect Wednesday evening for "essential" businesses and workers. The order resulted in many questions about the definition and criteria defining essential function. For the most credible information for businesses and workers, visit the State of Washington's Coronavirus website .
Small Business Resources
The region is working hard to mobilize relief and resources for small local businesses. For up to date information and a list of resources visit the City of Spokane's Small Business Resources page.
Mayor's Update
March 27, 2020
City Council Public Meetings
March 26, 2020
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
Local business Donut Parade gave 10 boxes of donuts to the City's Solid Waste Collection team, which is out collecting garbage curbside every day.

Solid Waste shared the bounty with the City’s Fleet Team, which keeps our vehicle fleets out on the street for everyone from police to garbage to streets. THANK YOU Donut Parade!
A great example of #InlandStrong!
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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