City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
April 13, 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 .
A Note on Recovery
Today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, along with Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon and Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, announced that they will work together on a shared approach for reopening the three states’ economies.

They are basing their approach on three principles:
Residents’ health comes first.
Health outcomes and science—not politics— will guide decisions.
• The three states will only be effective by working together.
Mayor's Update
Monday, April 13, 2020
My Spokane 311 and Regional Partners Coordinating Food Resources
As part of the Inland COVID-19 Response Team, the Food Continuity Task Force is coordinating access to resources for Spokane County food needs and meal services for vulnerable populations. 
My Spokane 311 and the Food Continuity Task Force are collaborating on the development and delivery of a “Food and Supply Needs” program . This program will be used to assess needs, and coordinate resources for Spokane County residents. The information collected will be used to connect community members with resources to help during this ongoing health emergency. After an application is processed, the household will be contacted by a representative of the Food Continuity Task Force to connect to area food pantry or coordinate food delivery.
Individuals and families can access this program through online or telephone connections. To minimize wait times, if individuals are able to access the online form they are encouraged to do so. Households with limited English proficiency are encouraged to call My Spokane 311. Staff have access to telephonic interpreter services. 
How to Access Resources: 
  • Online Form
  • City of Spokane residents can call 311 Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Residents outside City of Spokane boundaries, can call 509-755-2489 Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
Regional Telephone Town Hall Survey Results
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm
Regional Financial Helpline Now 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.

Spokane Public Library staff are operating as “Resource Navigators” to take calls and work one-on-one with callers to connect them with local, regional, state and federal resources for assistance. This resource is available for any business or individual in Spokane County. Businesses and citizens can learn what programs are available to access based on their situation.
Your donations combined with the matching funds from Avista and the City of Spokane have raised over $120,000 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.
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

On the Bright Side

We love the encouraging signs around town!


New week, another chance to try a new restaurant! #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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