City of Spokane
Community Update
May 25, 2021

Spokane County COVID-19 Data
Each day, information evolves 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

State of Washington COVID-19 Data
Track information with these interactive dashboards for risk assessment, health data, economic impact and recovery, schools and PPE information.
All Washington Residents Age 12+ Eligible for Vaccine
All Washingtonians age 12 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The Governor and the state Department of Health (DOH) have also prioritized equity issues in each phase to ensure vaccine access to populations disproportionately affected by the virus, including communities of color and low-income communities.
Local Vaccination Distribution Information
Three COVID-19 vaccines have been approved, and have begun to be distributed within the state. Information on the vaccine and its distribution in Washington is found on the DOH website. More people will become eligible for vaccines over time. Learn more details on the SRHD website.

State COVID-19 Information Hotline
1-800-525-0127 (press #)
  • 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon.
  • 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tues. - Sun. and holidays 
CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People
Currently authorized vaccines in the United States are highly effective at protecting vaccinated people against symptomatic and severe COVID-19. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published updated interim recommendations for people who have been fully vaccinated. Until more is known and vaccination coverage increases, some prevention measures will continue to be necessary for all people, regardless of vaccination status.
Mayor Update
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
City Council Recap
Monday, May 24, 2021
Your City at Work
City Closures Planned For Memorial Day
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31, City Hall will be closed along with other City facilities, including the Waste to Energy facility. Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday.

Garbage and clean green pickup for all customers and curbside recycling collection for Week A customers will be a day late all week, with normal Friday services planned for Saturday.
Riverfront Park's North Bank Is Open
Friday we celebrated the North Bank Grand Opening! The North Bank features the Ice Age Floods Playground, Hooptown USA Courts, Skate and Wheels Park, Roskelley Performance Climbing Boulder, and more. Come enjoy your new park!
Drop Clothing Off At WTE
Check out the new clothing collection container now located at the Waste to Energy Facility, 2900 S. Geiger Boulevard. Provided by Global Neighborhood Thrift as part of a pilot program, the yellow drop box gives residents another option to recycle textiles like clothing, bedding, and towels. To learn more, visit the City's website.
Larger Recycling Carts Coming In June
Larger, 96-gallon recycling carts will be delivered the first two weeks of June to residents who have requested a larger cart to accommodate their recyclables as a result of the City of Spokane’s new every other week recycling collection schedule. To learn more, visit the City’s website.
Are Your Coals Cold?
Last week, we had a fire on the Waste to Energy Facility’s tipping floor that was started from barbecue charcoal which was still hot. Thankfully, employees were quickly able to extinguish the fire. This serves an important reminder to keep hot coals and ashes out of your trash! For disposal tips, visit the City's website.
Apply For a 2021 Disposal Pass
The 2021 Neighborhood Clean-Up program will be comprised of a Disposal Pass program. These Disposal Passes are designed to help residents remove extra waste by distributing $25 vouchers to the Waste to Energy Facility. Apply for a 2021 Disposal Pass today!
Need Access to Food?
Contact SNAP at (509) 319-3050 or

Need Mental Health Help?
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.
Utility Payment Options

We know that the pandemic has created economic hardship for many of the City’s utility customers. Assistance with monthly City utility bills for water, sewer, and solid waste is available during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Residential property owners as well as tenants can seek direct financial assistance through the City's U-Help program by calling 456-SNAP. Utility Billing can also provide interest-free payment plans for residential customers. More information.

Business owners with an active City of Spokane utility account, may qualify for a small business assistance utility bill deferral. More information.

Late fees and water shutoffs for non-payment have been suspended to assist customers during the pandemic. Donations for this effort are always appreciated.
Spring Dreams: Riverfront Eats
The Riverfront Eats Food Truck Series is back! Join us every Tuesday (June-August) at the Orange Howard St. Bridge at Riverfront Park for some tasty local food.

Tuesday, June 1, food trucks include:
Mixed Plate
Ben & Jerry's
Farmer's Daughter
Tacos Camargo
On the Bright Side
Parks staff and volunteers are hard at work planting the roughly 30,000 annuals at Duncan Garden! This year's color scheme and plant variety was put together by Gardener Tara Newbury. Inspired by the colors on a Mexican sugar skull, Tara has decided to highlight the garden with vibrant purples, pinks, oranges, and yellows.
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