Spokane Region Travel Advisory

What's Open

On November 15, Washington's Governor announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions effective November 16, 2020,  in response to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. This puts the Spokane region in a "modified Phase 1." Some of those restrictions include the following:

  • Indoor Activities (Museums, Movie Theaters, Bowling) are suspended through December 14, 2020
  • In-Store Retail is limited to 25% of indoor occupancy limits
  • Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries are closed for indoor dine-in service. Outdoor dining and to-go service are permitted but, must comply with Outdoor Dining Guidance requirements.

Please read the full list of new restrictions outlined here

Many hotels and retail stores remain open, and there are many great choices for take-out dining that include to-go beer, wine, or cocktails. There is a mask mandate in place that requires masks be worn inside all public places and outdoors when appropriate social distancing is not possible.

(Graphic last updated: July 24) See More: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/safe-start/

Commitment to Safety

The cities of our region are committed to providing the safest possible environment for visitors and residents. We encourage you to visit SafeSpokane.com for more information on hotel, airport, and public space safety commitments and protocols. We also offer links to many public health and traveler resources on our COVID-19 FAQ page

We ask visitors to our region to stop the spread and keep everyone safe by following the golden rules of responsible recreation:

  • Wear a mask or cloth face-covering in all public spaces
  • Stay 6ft apart from people in public
  • Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with warm water and soap frequently
  • Stay home if you show any signs or symptoms of illness

What to Expect When You Visit

The Spokane region prides itself on its friendly nature. While many businesses are open and welcoming guests, these times remain uncertain. Public health orders and the unpredictable nature of COVID-19 do make travel more challenging. Many businesses remain closed temporarily, revise their hours or services on short notice, or miss an anticipated reopening date in response to public health initiatives or other circumstances. 

You will find plenty of things to do. We simply encourage visitors to Spokane to take personal responsibility for researching and adhering to current safety protocols as well as traveling with a positive, flexible mindset accepting of the circumstances.

Outdoor Recreation

One of the best things the Spokane region has to offer is an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities that tend to provide greater opportunity for social distancing. You’ll want your mask with you at all times in case you come upon a crowded trail or parking lot, but the opportunities to enjoy parks, hiking, biking, and water recreation are countless. RecreateResponsibly.org offers great advice on how to protect yourself, others, and the outdoors in these unusual times.

Spokane COVID-19 FAQ

For answers to frequently asked questions and a long list of resource links to help you research before you travel, please visit our FAQ page.