City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
May 8, 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 .
Governor's Update
Governor Inslee released additional guidance today for businesses and services under Safe Start Phase 1, including the ability for retail outlets to provide curbside service, pet walking and landscaping. Read more here.
Mayor's Update
Friday, May 8, 2020
Blood Donations Needed
COVID-19 has impacted blood drives and donations tend to slow down during summer months. Additionally, non-urgent surgeries are starting to be approved. Individuals are urged to give blood to make sure blood banks are at healthy levels for the community. To learn more about donating blood visit Vitalant and American Red Cross websites. Schedule your donation today!
Your City at Work
Access to clean water is more essential than ever right now. See how your City of Spokane Water Department is making it happen. When it comes to having water, the 1,100 miles of water pipe that needs to be maintained may never even cross your mind. From water pumps to underground infrastructure and quality control, clean water is delivered to homes and businesses. Turn the tap and you have water for whatever you need, and the water crew team would have it no other way. The next time you see a Water Department worker, give them a thumbs up!
Summer Recreation Survey
City of Spokane Parks & Recreation is exploring ways to safely offer summer camp programs, recreation classes, and Riverfront community engagement activities. Programs and facilities would be opened in step with the Governor’s phased opening plan, as resources allow. Protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19 would be in place, in alignment with orders from local and state leadership and the Spokane Regional Health District.

We want to hear what types of programs might be of most interest to you during these unique times. We know there may be an increased focus on child care options and program costs. Like many, we’ll be operating this summer with limited resources and will need to make decisions about what programs to offer when. We’d love your input. Please take a few minutes to share your greatest interests and needs by taking this quick three-minute survey.
Neighborhood News
The City of Spokane’s Office of Neighborhood Services is working hard to serve our neighborhoods.

Did you know that if you live within the City of Spokane, you belong to an official neighborhood ? That neighborhood has a neighborhood council that participates in programs like

To discover which neighborhood you live in, visit the City's Neighborhood Councils page. You can enter your address into the map and be shown precisely which neighborhood is yours. From there, click on your neighborhood link, listed below the map by City Council district, to find the contact information of your neighborhood leaders who can help you get involved.
Boredom Buster: Backyard Birding
You're probably at home right now, and kudos to you for being there! We understand being stuck at home can present a challenge for keeping yourself occupied. One remedy Spokane Parks & Recreation has to offer is backyard bird watching. All you need is a spot in the yard to sit or near a window in your house!
On the Bright Side
This message came to us from Kaelin:
Wanted to send a quick shout out to Wastewater Management ! My kids are learning about “Transportation” this week along with their normal schoolwork. Couldn’t have been more perfect for a vacuum truck to arrive during “class! ” My kids got to sketch the truck and label 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
Order To for Mom!
#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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