City of Spokane
Community Update
April 27, 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 Phase Evaluated May 3
Monday, May 3, Governor Jay Inslee will announce updated Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery information for counties. Status may stay the same, be upgraded or downgraded depending on established metrics.
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, April 27, 2021
City Council Recap
Monday, April 26, 2021
Your City at Work
Change in City Curbside Recycling Schedule
Starting next week, residential customers will see a change in curbside pickup of recyclables. That’s when the City of Spokane’s Solid Waste Collections Department will switch to every other week collection of recycling. Use our residential address lookup tool to determine when recycling collection will happen at your address.
US 195/I-90 Transportation Study
The online Open House for the US 195/Interstate 90 Study is closing Friday! Now is the time for you to review and provide input on the proposed corridor improvement strategies. Your input is critical to help regional leaders make informed decisions about the future of transportation in the area.
Division Street at Sprague Avenue
Starting Monday, May 3, the two east lanes of Division Street will close, leaving the west lane open. This closure will be in place for about ten days. Motorists should expect delays.
Spokane Parks Is Hiring For Aquatics Season
Looking for the perfect summer job? How about getting paid to spend time outside at the pool? Spokane Parks and Recreation is hiring temp seasonal staff in preparation for the upcoming aquatics season. Apply today!
Vote for Spokane's Next Flag
Voting closes Sunday for the final selection of the next Spokane flag. Twelve finalists from over 400 initial submissions and 100 semifinalists were selected by the public. Voting is open to all City of Spokane and Spokane County residents with a Spokane Public Library card, as well as all enrolled Spokane Tribe members regardless of location of residence. Vote now!
Food Drive at Riverfront Spring Market
Join us at the Pavilion in Riverfront Park for the Spring Farmers Market! Wednesday, April 28, Second Harvest will be at the market collecting food donations for Inland Northwest families. Click here for a list of most needed food items. The market is Wednesdays, 3 – 7 p.m. through May 12th.
Fish Lake Trail Connection Survey
The City of Spokane wants your feedback on two proposed alignments to connect the Fish Lake Trail to the Centennial Trail. Friday is the last day to take the Fish Lake Trail Connection Survey! 
A Walk in the Park Spring 2021
Get the latest update on Riverfront Park redevelopment, City golf courses, planning projects, recreation programs and Riverfront programming on this edition of A Walk in the Park!
April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month
Supporting children and families takes a community. Children rely on adults to keep them safe. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fact that parents are stretched thin, facing numerous challenges and stressors. A prosperous future depends on raising a healthy, well-adjusted generation to be our community’s next workforce and caregivers—and parents need our support. Spokane Police Department and Spokane Fire Department are joining in the efforts to educate and promote prevention efforts through Project Pinwheel. Find out what you can do to help!
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: Riverfront Moves
Riverfront Moves featuring Core 4 Collective is every Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. through May 13th at the Pavilion. This free workout series is open to all fitness levels. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat, towel and water. Registration is not required.
On the Bright Side
The Lands Council helped plant 25 new street trees in the West Central neighborhood as part of SpoCanopy's goal for increased tree canopy cover.
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