City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
April 22, 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
Monday, April 22, 2020
City Council Meeting Recap
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
We Want to Hear from You!
The region has been responding to the impact of COVID-19 in our community for more than a month. The City has provided regular updates and information about resources, response, and relief efforts. We need to hear from you if we haven't already. Please take this 2-minute survey to provide us insights about your observations and experiences over the past several weeks. Survey closes Thursday, April 23 at 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm
Business Resilience Loan Program Now Open
The City of Spokane's Community, Housing, and Human Services Board are investing $100,000 to help small businesses stay resilient in the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, which comes from federal Community Development Block Grant dollars, will provide eligible Spokane businesses with access to affordable loans through a partnership with non-bank community lender Craft3. 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.
Keep Spokane Supplied
In partnership with the Zone Project, Communities In Schools is taking donations to help meet the needs of students and families in Spokane County for non-food items like hygiene and cleaning supplies.
Your donations combined with the matching funds from Avista and the City of Spokane have raised over $143,000 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.
Your City at Work
One of the first City of Spokane departments to spring into action to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 was Parking Services. When it was announced that restaurants and bars could no longer provide table service and only take-out, the City launched a campaign called #OrderUpSpokane and placed curbside parking signs for businesses. See how else Parking Services has been helping the community.
What to Do with To-Go Containers
With people working from home and following social distancing guidance, shopping and eating habits are changing. We support restaurants by ordering take-out and delivery, but that leads to more waste. How do we dispose of those take-out food containers? Which cart should you use—blue, green or trash? It really depends on the container. Watch the video to learn more! #KnowBeforeYouThrow
Happy 50th Earth Day!
Commemorate Earth Week by building your sustainable knowledge with activities that can be practiced. From composting to conserving water, join one or all five virtual presentations this week. Each session includes an illustrated presentation and opportunities for Q&A.
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
On the Bright Side
An inspiring local hospital release of a COVID-19 survivor. Welcome home!
Get through the week with a new meal!
#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.
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
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