City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
April 4, 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
April 3, 2020
The Week in Review
  • The City converted the Spokane Library downtown location into expansion space to accommodate social distancing for those experiencing homelessness.
  • County Property Taxes were extended from April 30 to June 15.
  • Over 275 people donated funds to Project Share and U-Help offering utility funds. There is now over $64,000 in utility aid for those who will need it.
  • It is important to take care of ourselves during this difficult time. Breathe, Exercise, Laugh.
  • The Stay Home, Stay Healthy order was extended to May 4 because it is helping. Thank You!
Get Outside this Weekend!
We hope you are enjoying City of Spokane Parks during the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Here are a few options:

Bike Ride
Hike or Walk Around the Block
Family Game of H-O-R-S-E
Relay Races
Toss Your Dogs a Ball
Fly a Kite
Chalk Art on the Sidewalk
Bird Watching

You Keep Making a Difference!

The partnership between Avista and the City is designed to increase direct financial support for those who need it most during the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order that has led to widespread closures of businesses and schools. The programs are working to raise money to help those in need.

Here’s how you can join in the generosity. Donate in any amount over the next six weeks. For every dollar donated by the community to help people with their utility bills, the City of Spokane and Avista will each match it. That means for every $1 donated, $2 more will go to support their neighbors.

Those who need help 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.
On the Bright Side

A great example of #InlandStrong!

Veterans from the Guardians Foundation working to prepare additional space for COVID-19 response at the Spokane County Fairgrounds. So many are mobilizing skills and efforts to take care of everyone in our community. We're in this together.
Telecommuting? You're Not Alone
We’ve seen all the stories about how many people are telecommuting and doing school work online. Here are a few interesting statistics from Comcast. Compared to a March 1 baseline, Comcast has seen a 32 percent increase in peak traffic on its network. VoIP and Video Conferencing is up 212%. VPN traffic is up 40%.

Comcast, which has served our community for many years, is providing two months of complimentary service under its Internet Essentials product to new, qualifying low-income families. This service normally allows low-income families to connect to Internet for under $10 a month. They also increased internet speeds for the service to help people complete the work they need to do at home. Information is available on their 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
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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