City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
April 24, 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 Allows Low-Risk Construction to Move Forward
Washington Governor Jay Inslee today announced that “low-risk” construction activities can move forward under the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order today. Construction industry and labor representatives joined the Governor during his announcement.

In order for construction work to proceed, work site safety plans will be required that accommodate social distancing and measures to help keep workers and the community safe.  Here is a look at the safety requirements for construction work and related guidance from L&I. The City already had planned to move ahead with its construction season and is adding an additional $10 million in construction investment to help assist our community with economic recovery. Robust safety plans were also part of the City’s plan on construction.
Mayor's Update
Friday, April 24, 2020
Downtown Spokane Partnership Inspiration
We will. Again.
City Meals on Wheels Needs Help!
In the 50 years of serving Spokane, the Mid-City Concerns Meals on Wheels program has seen many challenges and yet none so frightening for seniors as the COVID-19 outbreak. More seniors are finding themselves isolated and home-bound during this crisis. The Meals on Wheels program is 100% privately funded and really needs your help. Please consider making a donation today for the seniors in our community. If you know someone who need assistance please contatct 311.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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. Learn more on the Business Resilience Loan Program page .

New Digital Business Tool Launched
Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce (GSVCC), the West Plains Chamber of Commerce and the Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (SIMBA) – 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.

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.
Boredom Buster: Organize Your Shed
Is your shed or garage a mess? While you're staying home to stay healthy, this is the perfect time to get your disorganized spaces in order. In this boredom buster video, Spokane Parks & Recreation Supervisor Adriano Eva's son Elan shows us how to tackle a disorganized shed using the S.P.A.C.E method. The great thing is this method can be used on any messy space to great effect!
Your donations combined with the matching funds from Avista and the City of Spokane have raised over $144,000. Over 500 generous people have supported utility assistance in our community! Just $2,500 in additional donations, we will reach $150,000 in help for neighbors.
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
This week the Spokane Police Community Outreach unit was contacted by Arlington Elementary school regarding families in need of assistance. Officers facilitated a food pick-up at Martin Luther King Jr. Outreach Center. When SPD officers arrived they were overwhelmed by the amount of food, effort and care MLK staff put into preparing food, games and supplies for the families.
Help for Domestic Violence
YWCA of Spokane offers free and confidential services for those impacted by intimate partner domestic violence and is Spokane’s only state-recognized intimate partner domestic violence program for victims and survivors. Services are designed to empower survivors through knowledge and connection to resources. Having a domestic violence charge against you does not mean you can’t access these services. #EndtheSilence
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.
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
Good to see the essential workers at Northwest Seed & Pet are wearing their face masks!
#InlandStrong #GorillaStrong
Eat good this weekend!
#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.
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