City of Spokane
COVID-19 Community Update
May 19, 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 .
Spokane County Eligible to Apply for Phase 2
Governor Inslee today announced Spokane County is now eligible to apply for Phase 2 of the Safe Start reopening plan. Regional leaders are working to update the submitted proposal with current criteria immediately. Mayor Woodward and regional leaders response to Spokane County's eligibility can be viewed at this Facebook video link . You can watch the Governor's entire news conference here and read the details on the Governor's page.
Mayor's Update
Monday, May 18, 2020
City Council Update
Monday, May 18, 2020
City Supporting Restaurants and Retail with Ability to Expand Footprint
City of Spokane staff have been hard at work to develop a program that will help local restaurants to expand their footprint outdoors as our region moves into Phase 2 of the statewide Safe Start plan. This includes implementing temporary policy changes in order to support local businesses as they work to reopen and increase outdoor capacity, also proposing permanent code changes to simplify and streamline the permitting process. The intention is to help businesses expand capacity to accommodate social distancing and not to create a gathering or social space. Look for updates and action soon!
Garland Business District Seeks Support
The Garland District began in 1910 with the building of the street railway system, particularly the Post Street line. By the late 1920’s, the district started to take shape. Over 70 of the Garland District businesses are struggling while they are closed due to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order for COVID-19. Some are still open, however are operating at a reduced capacity. They need your support and have established a donation drive to assist businesses with funds to survive the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Survey Closes May 22 for Centennial Trail Extension
The City of Spokane wants to hear from you! The City has been working on a proposed project to complete a missing section of the Centennial Trail in the West Central neighborhood, and City leaders want to know what you think about the project and how you use the Centennial Trail.

The Centennial Trail project in West Central is intended to provide a needed link between already completed sections of the trail, connecting the trail at Boone Avenue and Summit Boulevard to the trail at Pettet Drive and West Point Road. It would replace crumbling sidewalks and curbing in the neighborhood and enhance connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists to bus stops, parks, schools, and the West Central Community Center. Survey closes Friday, May 22!
Boredom Buster: DIY Laser Maze
There is a good chance you'll be spending a lot of time indoors this week. City of Spokane Parks & Recreation's Jennifer Papich and her son Blake show us another DIY boredom buster! You can create a laser maze from a lot of different materials and make them as challenging as you would like!
On the Bright Side

3rd grader Avram Wyche ventured downtown with his family and put his photography and poetry skills to work! We think you'll be inspired!

Calm river,
Oh how you slither,
Through the center,
Of my town.

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.

Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255

Lutheran Community Services: (509) 747-8224
Intensive Behavioral Health, Victim Advocacy and Foster Care, are available.
Curbside Eats!
#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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