City of Spokane
Community Update
May 4, 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.
Spokane County Paused At Phase 3
Today Governor Jay Inslee announced a two-week pause on movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. Under the pause, Spokane County will remain in Phase 3.
At the end of two weeks, each county will be re-evaluated.
All Washington Residents Age 16+ Eligible for Vaccine
All Washingtonians age 16 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 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, May 4, 2021
City Council Recap
Monday, May 3, 2021
Your City at Work
Change in City Curbside Recycling Schedule
This week, residential customers started to see a change in curbside pickup of recyclables. The City of Spokane’s Solid Waste Collections Department has switched to every other week collection of recycling. Use our residential address lookup tool to determine your pickup week.
HBPA Spokane at Riverfront Spring Market
At tomorrow’s Spring Market at the Pavilion, HBPA Spokane is hosting a Mexican culture exhibit in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. HBPA will have an art gallery, folk art, cultural items on display, and an educational display with facts and statistics regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). The Pavilion will be lit red and purple to recognize Cinco de Mayo and MMIW.
Division Street at Sprague Avenue
The two east lanes of Division Street near Sprague Avenue are closed, leaving a single west lane open. This closure will be in place through Wednesday, May 12. Motorists are experiencing delay, please use an alternative route.
Economic Development
The City of Spokane created new policies and programs to help local businesses and their employees stay on the job during COVID-19 restrictions.
In Training - Week Seven & Eight
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.
Work for the City
Depending on your needs and preferences there are many employment options available. The City offers a wide variety of diverse and fulfilling opportunities that have competitive wages and benefits, as well as the reward of working in public service. Check out the current openings today!
Local Business Highlight
Made With Love Bakery owner Callie, is thankful for the loyal customers who have continued to support them throughout the pandemic.
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information visit the FCC's website.
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: CSI Camp
In this week long class for ages 12-17, a real law enforcement detective teaches the principles and techniques involved in solving a missing persons case! Create and examine blood splatter patterns, recover fingerprints, analyze handwriting and experiment with chromatography, and much more. Register your child today!
On the Bright Side
Happy National Pet Week! #MuralMonday #NationalPetWeek
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