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.

New, widespread restrictions were announced on Sunday, Nov. 15, to respond to a recent rapid increase in coronavirus cases in Washington state. Indoor social gatherings are prohibited, restaurants and bars will be closed, and retail is limited to 25% capacity. The restrictions are in place through Dec. 14.

Find more details on our "Staying Healthy" page.

Mayor Nadine Woodward is encouraging residents to wear a mask, limit their trips to only necessary outings, and supporting local businesses by using online, curbside, and take out options.

To accommodate restrictions, the City has made a variety of changes to its operations. Learn how to do business with the city on our page about current City service changes.

Helping Citizens

The impacts of the measures that have been instituted to help slow the spread of COVID-19 have created 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: 11/24/2020

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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