The City of Spokane Valley is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to ensure helpful information is shared and necessary steps are taken to promote the safety of residents and employees. In addition to sharing information on this webpage, the city is utilizing Facebook and Twitter to provide updated news.
April 12 - Gov. Inslee announces three counties (Cowlitz, Pierce, and Whitman) to rollback to Phase 2. All other counties in Washington state remain in Phase 3. Next review of metrics coming on Monday, May 3.
March 31 - Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that effective April 15, all Washingtonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
March 25 - The Washington State Department of Commerce will open applications for Working Washington Grants: Round 4 on March 29. Business owners can find information about the program and a link to the application portal at commercegrants.com.
March 22 - All Washington State counties move to Phase 3 in the Roadmap to Recovery.
March 18 - Gov. Inslee announces extension of eviction moratorium; expands vaccine eligibility; long-term care visits can resume.
March 12 - President Biden's American Rescue Plan to lower health insurance premium's for over 200,000 Washington residents.
March 11 - Gov. Inslee announces that the state will transition from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process in the Roadmap to Recovery. The governor also announced a new third phase and a return for in-person spectators for professional and high school sports. The entire state entered Phase 3 on Monday, March 22.
March 2 - Biden Administration announces plan to vaccinate K-12 school employees. State Superintendent Reykdal says Washington is ready.
Feb. 19 - Governor Inslee signs $2.2 Billion COVID relief bill that appropriates these federal funds.
Feb. 11 - The Spokane region will move to Phase 2 in the state’s reopening plan on Sunday, Feb. 14, allowing restaurants, gyms and entertainment establishments to open to 25% capacity.
Feb. 8 - Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5061 which relieves employers of individual benefit charges for unemployment claims that occurred between March 22 and May 30, 2020, and caps certain tax rates through 2025. Learn More.
Jan. 5 - Gov. Inslee has released a new "roadmap to recovery" that outlines a regional approach to economic recovery based on four metrics. Metric calculations on Jan. 8 will determine each region's phase, which will become effective on Jan. 11.
Business Guidance, Regional Status and What's Open
Impacts to city services
Resources for businesses
Community services and activities
Spokane Valley restaurant takeout and delivery options
View the COVID-19 Town Hall ( recorded April 8, 2020)
View Mayor's Northwest Passages interview (posted April 4, 2020)
View Mayor's Facebook Live update (recorded March 31, 2020)
To learn more about the symptoms of COVID-19, how to proceed if you are feeling ill, and recent health and safety recommendations, visit these websites:
To find out the current operating schedule of the K-12 public school in Spokane Valley visit these links below:
Greater Spokane Emergency Management
State of Washington
Spokane Regional Health District
Questions about Local Resources