City of Spokane
Community Update
June 1, 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. 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, June 1, 2021
Your City at Work
Garbage Pickup Following Memorial Day
Garbage and clean green pickup for all customers and curbside recycling collection for Week A customers is a day late all week, with normal Friday services planned for Saturday.
SFD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
The Spokane Fire Department will be holding a pop-up vaccination clinic Wednesday, June 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Station 8, 1608 N. Rebecca Street. Subsequent clinics will be held throughout the month of June alternating between Station 9 on the South Hill, Station 8 in northeast, and Station 17 in northwest regions of the city. Dates, addresses, and times for the local fire station clinics are available at
For-Hire Licensing Going Virtual On June 3
On Thursday, June 3, you will be able to apply or renew your for-hire driver, for-hire operator, and for-hire vehicle license and pay the registration fee all online. We are excited to provide a convenient and faster process for our customers. Learn more on our website.
City Launches Rent Assistance Program for Those Affected By COVID-19
The City has been awarded $6 million in Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) funds by the U.S. Treasury. The Administration recommended and the City Council approved the award of these funds to three agencies to support City residents. Applications are now available for these programs through Family Promise of Spokane, The Carl Maxey Center, and LiveStories. For details visit the City’s website.
Does your helmet fit right?
A properly-fitted helmet can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent. However, less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a helmet. As we roll into summer, check out some simple wheel sport safety tips.
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: Pavilion Concert Season
Who’s ready for Riverfront Park's first official concert season?
Friday, Aug. 13 - Primus
Sunday, Aug. 15 - Nathaniel Rateliff
Saturday, Aug. 21- Atmosphere / Cypress Hill
Wednesday, Aug. 25 - Rebelution
Wednesday, Sep. 8 - Death Cab for Cutie
Wednesday, Sep. 15 - Louis The Child
Sunday, Sep. 26 - Porter Robinson
Wednesday, Sep. 29 - My Morning Jacket
Tuesday, Oct. 12 - Machine Gun Kelly
Tickets and more information available at
On the Bright Side
The summer activity guide is out! There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy our great programs inside and outdoors this season. Check it out!
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