City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
May 6, 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 Inslee Includes Spokane Representatives to Statewide Advisory Groups
Three Safe Start advisory groups with focus on health systems and public health, social supports and economic readiness will include Spokane leaders.

  • Public Health & Health Systems - Alison Poulsen, Executive Director, Better Health Together
  • Safe Work & Economic Recovery - Latisha Hill, VP Community & Economic Vitality, Avista
  • Social Supports - Toni Lodge, CEO, The Native Project

Each advisory group constitutes a forum for the community to consult with the governor’s office and state agencies on next steps as Washington moves forward. The members of these community leader groups are in touch with communities around the state and will inform decision-making. For Advisory Group details visit the Governor's website.
Mayor's Update
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
City Council Recap
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Your City at Work
As the region continues to respond to and start recovering from COVID-19, construction on Spokane Police Department's new police precinct is moving forward.

In late February, Mayor Woodward announced relocating the downtown Spokane Police Department precinct to Riverside and Wall. The new precinct will provide greater community policing and visibility downtown and accommodate up to 35 officers and is expected to be open in July. The timing could align with the phased economic reopening of the region.
Understanding Intimate Partner Violence
YWCA Spokane staff have joined together to create a unique online engagement opportunity focused on cultivating increased community education and awareness surrounding issues related to intimate partner domestic violence.

The video series presents engaging, educational content for individuals from any background or current knowledge base. Information in the videos and online information can help you gain more knowledge, explore topics that you may not have been exposed to, and empower yourself and those around to be in healthier, happier relationships. Learn more at the YWCA Spokane website.
Apply for a Business Resilience Loan
Funds are still available for local businesses to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19. The City of Spokane's Community, Housing, and Human Services Board have invested funds to help small businesses stay resilient during this time. Learn more on the Business Resilience Loan Program page.

Regional Financial Helpline 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. Call (509) 625-6650, Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm
Industry Sector-Based Survey
Complete GSI's new sector survey to help develop local best practices as we build the Regional Business Recovery framework. The information provided will assist leaders in creating a sector-based, actionable plan that is ready to activate.
Digital Business Tool Helps in Recovery
Greater Spokane Inc., the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, the West Plains Chamber of Commerce and the Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance – under the regional InlandBizStrong initiative – launched a digital tool to help businesses determine which local, state and federal programs are available based on information they select for their business.
Have You Completed Census 2020?
According to latest counts, there are still approximately 35 percent of Spokane County citizens who have not responded. Census 2020 will determine how billions of Federal funds are distributed, the number of seats Spokane County has in Congress, where critical infrastructure is provided and much more. Representation in government and funding for programs like schools, fire stations and roads all depend on a complete Census count. Spokane County will lose over $30,000 per person missed. Funding that could be used for after school programs, rural healthcare and more. Find out more.
Boredom Buster: Yoga at Home
Take a deep breath! Spokane Parks & Recreation Yoga and Vocal Instructor Robin Marks is here to teach you a few simple breathing exercises you can practice from home!
On the Bright Side
Have you seen the new outdoor murals at the Garland Art Alley? Check out this masterpiece by Tyler Cinstar!
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.
Start your week off with a new dish!
#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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