City of Spokane
Community Update
March 23, 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.
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 web site. 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, March 23, 2021
City Council Recap
Monday, March 22, 2021
Your City at Work
Mayor Names Perkins City Administrator
Mayor Nadine Woodward has appointed Johnnie Perkins, a veteran public and private sector executive with a reputation as a relationship builder and collaborator to be the City Administrator. His first day at the City will be April 12.
State of the City Address
Mayor Nadine Woodward presented the annual State of the City Address Wednesday, March 17. If you missed it, you can watch the video!
Manito Koi Pond Conservation Project
Manito Park’s famous Nishinomiya-Tsutakawa Japanese Garden Koi Pond is set to undergo a water conservation project that will improve pond quality and save 16-18 millions of gallons of water annually. Building on the success of the recent restoration of Mirror Pond in Manito Park, the Koi Pond conservation will make many improvements.
In Training - Week Two
What goes into training a new firefighter?
Join 12 Spokane area fire recruits as they make their way through the Spokane Regional Fire Academy, with support from their instructors and other mentors in the fire service. Follow the candidates on their journey.
Local Business Highlight
You're invited to dine in safely at Downriver Grill for local, seasonal and fresh meals!
Wildfire Prevention Starts Now
Wildfire Mitigation Recruits were eager to hit the classroom at the Spokane Fire Department Training Campus. Clarification, SFD isn't training goats, but they do serve as a good reminder to tackle your home ignition zone.
Recognizing the Power of Women
Join City leaders for a Women in Leadership discussion live on CityCable5 and Facebook on March 24th at 4 p.m. #WomensHistoryMonth
Women in Fire Coming to Spokane
Spokane is proud to host the 2021 Women in Fire International Conference. Fire service professionals from across the world and people who are dedicated to service and committed to excellence will spend time learning and enjoying our City in October. #WomenInFire #WomensHistoryMonth
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.
Spokane Rewards. Spokane Solves. Spokane Gives.
Spokane Gives takes place annually throughout the entire month of April, expanding on the already impressive philanthropy in the community. The goal is to increase giving exponentially by connecting volunteers’ interests, talents and passion to service opportunities in each sector. There's no limit to what an act of service can be, anything from serving on a committee or board, to helping clean up litter along your favorite trail, or organizing a food drive in your workplace.
The City of Spokane is a great place to combine community support with expertise. There are over 30 Boards, Commissions and Committees made up of volunteers who help shape our community. If you have one day a year, or one day a week, there is an opportunity for you. Pick your passion below and get involved!

  • Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Plan Commission
  • Office of Police Ombudsman Commission
  • Salary Review Commission
  • Food Bank Assistance
Spring Dreams: Cycle Into Spring
Bike the Bridges of Downtown Spokane and the U District. Any time this weekend March 26 – 28, follow a self-guided, 6-mile bicycle route around the pathways and bridges of Downtown Spokane and the U District, following the Centennial Trail. The route will be marked with chalked “iron goats.” Stop by one of the several coffee shops along the route for a quick warm-up. Don't have a bike? Get in on a discount with Lime!
On the Bright Side
Have you seen hidden gem of art? This bowl and pitcher mural is at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Maple Street. #MuralMonday #PublicArt
Mural: Jeremy Stebbins
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