The City of Spokane is committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community while continuing to provide critical City services and addressing the impacts of closures of schools, business and events.

City leaders, including Mayor Nadine Woodward and City Administrator Wes Crago, are helping to lead the Spokane region's response while also maintaining City operations and services.

The City's COVID-19 Response Team is coordinating internal protective measures, procuring necessary equipment and facilities, and acting to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our community. And, they are working with the City Council to provide City resources to help our community respond.

We have developed protocols for our firefighters and police officers so they can safely respond to calls for service. We are working to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our community, including those experiencing homelessness. And we are continuing to deliver critical public services, like the delivery of clean drinking water, weekly garbage pickup, and processing of wastewater.

Thank You for Your Feedback

The Community Engagement Survey conducted April 20-23 is closed. About 10,000 of you provided feedback about how COVID-19 has impacted you and our community. We have asked a lot of the community over the past month. Your engagement and feedback during this difficult and unprecedented time of doing our part during this health and economic emergency is critically important. The survey and data are non-scientific.

Helping Citizens

A variety of measures have been instituted to help slow the spread of COVID-19, but they are creating a hardship for some citizens.

To help residents, the City has suspended late fees and water shut-offs for non-payment of City utility bills. Avista has announced that it is suspending power utility shut-offs during this time as well. Citizens can seek financial help with their energy bills and their City utility bills by calling SNAP at 456-SNAP. Spokane Public Schools is assisting with nutrition needs. Below is a list of additional resources:

Assisting Businesses

Finanical Helpline Dashboard

The City is working with Greater Spokane Incorporated and the Downtown Spokane Partnership on plans to help businesses. For help with City utility bills, please see information on our business deferral program. For the most up to date information visit the City's Small Business Resources page.

The City has started the #OrderUpSpokane campaign to encourage people to order take out from their favorite restaurants. 10-minute parking zones near restaurants in the City core will allow citizens and delivery drivers to efficiently pick up to-go orders. Check out this list of restaurants offering takeout and delivery options.

City Informational Videos

COVID-19 Daily Briefings

News Releases - Updated: 5/15/2020

Community Updates

Related Documents


Spokane COVID Response

Non-Compliance Reporting

To report non-compliance of Governors "Stay Home Stay Healthy" order, please email concerns to InlandBizCompliance@spokanecounty.org or call 509-477-2684.
Please provide the business name, address, if available, and your contact information in the event follow-up is needed. Your report will be directed to the appropriate law enforcement agency in Spokane County. More info.

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