City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
April 1, 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 .
Local Generosity Kicks Off Project Share and U-help Donations!
In the first day, Spokane area people have donated $7,500. Project Share and U-help are each matching donations. This brings the total assistance amount for the first day to $22,500!

The new 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.
Mayor's Update
April 1, 2020
On the Bright Side
A great example of #InlandStrong!
When the cost came in to rent a portable shower unit for the temporary shelter location at the Spokane Library it was $1,900 per day. City staff got to work for a cost-effective alternative. Within 48 hours a restroom was converted into a four-stall shower room because of the quick thinking and skilled teamwork of City of Spokane employees and a City Parks & Recreation plumber. The cost of the conversion was $6,000 and saved more than $50,000.
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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