March 17, 2020
The City of Airway Heights continues to monitor the latest information from the Spokane Regional Health District, Department of Health, and Center for Disease Control regarding COVID-19 coronavirus. We ask community members to stay informed, calm, and aware to keep you, your loved ones and our communities safe.
Learn more, find information and resources, and get the latest updates about COVID-19
• Spokane Regional Health District: https://srhd.org/news/2020/learn-more-about-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
• Spokane Regional Health District’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/spokanehealth/
• Washington State Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
• Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/
• Find information in other languages: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/NovelCoronavirusOutbreak2020/FactSheet
Tips to help protect yourself, your loved ones and your community
• Remain calm and informed
• Wash your hands
• Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
• If at all possible, stay home if you are not feeling well
• Ask your employer about your company’s sick leave and telecommute polices
Still have questions?
Contact the State Department of Health coronavirus hotline: 1-800-525-0127, press #
Washington State- UPDATE
Gov. Jay Inslee announced on March 15, 2020, an emergency proclamation that mandates the immediate two-week closure of all restaurants, bars, and entertainment and recreational facilities, as well as additional limits on large gatherings (50 people or less). The new orders go into effect at midnight tonight and will be in place through March 31.
City operations - UPDATE
City Hall: will continue to operate within normal business hours via phone and email, but all buildings will be closed to the public for walk in traffic until further notice. The City provides the following online services for utility accounts. http://www.cawh.org/how-do-i/pay-a-bill
Permit Services: will continue to operate within normal business hours via phone and email, but will be closed to the public for walk in traffic until further notice. For your convenience, the following options are available:
- Building Permits: to check on the status of building permits go to https://permits.cawh.org/citizen/
- Building Permit Submission: to submit a new building permit application email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Building Inspections: to request a building inspection please call (509) 850-9364 or online at https://permits.cawh.org/citizen/
- Inquiries or questions about Building Code: please call: (509) 244-5429
- Zoning/Land Use Applications: to check on the status of a pending application for conditional use permits (CUPS), subdivisions, short plats, binding site plans, rezones please go to: https://permits.cawh.org/citizen/
- Inquires or questions about zoning or subdivision codes: please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-244-2552.
- Zoning/Land Use Application Submission: to submit a new application for conditional use permit, subdivision, short plat, binding site plan, or rezone please submit the application forms found here: http://www.cawh.org/departments/planning-department/planning-regulations-applications-and-documents and email them to email@example.com
- Pre-development Review: are required prior to the submission of Zoning/Land Use Applications and many types of Building permit including commercial and industrial projects. To schedule a pre-development review of the proposed project, please email the pre-development form found here: http://www.cawh.org/departments/planning-department/planning-regulations-applications-and-documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notes from each department will be prepared and sent to the applicant and staff will be available via email and phone to address follow up questions.
Municipal Court: the court will be reducing dockets over the next several weeks in order to limit potential COVID-19 exposure.
- The court is urging persons who are sick or experiencing flu like symptoms to stay home.
- Defendant’s should contact their attorneys regarding rescheduling their court date.
- The court will accommodate hearings via ZOOM video or telephone to the greatest extent possible in order to encourage social distancing as recommended by both the Centers for Disease Control and local public health officials.
- If you or your clients are scheduled for court and need to appear by Zoom video or telephone, please contact the clerk at (509)244-2773 or CourtMB@cawh.org.
- The court will entertain motions for continuances and agreed orders for presentation off docket where appropriate.
- The court will be rescheduling most (but not all) show cause matters which are currently set for March and April. Notice will be sent via mail. Whether a show cause hearing is going to be continued will depend on the public safety risk, seriousness of the alleged violations, and the need to address violations/treatment (DUI and Domestic Violence cases for example). If you have questions about a specific case, please contact the court clerk at (509)244-2773 or CourtMB@cawh.org.
- ALL Mitigation and Contested infraction hearings will be rescheduled. Notice will be sent via mail. Mitigations will be given an option to mitigate via mail or email. The court will be issuing an Administrative Order to that effect in the coming days.
Parks & Recreation: will is closed due to Governor Inslee’s March 15, 2020 directive to close recreation facilities. At this time, all Parks & Recreation (Recreation Center) programs have been postponed until further notice. Any future modifications to activities and programs will be updated at: https://airwayheightsparksandrec.org/2020/03/13/parks-recreation-covid-19-updates/
Credits, refunds, and pauses to memberships:
Due to this temporary shutdown, we are stopping all automatic withdraws and will be issuing credits to all current, active members on their accounts for the remaining term of their membership, which can be used towards any future membership, program, or activity.
If you would like your credit to be refunded back to your credit card, rather than being an account credit, reply to this email and we will work with you on getting that processed. Once we are cleared to open the facility again, any current membership will resume back to its normal billing cycle.
Please check back at the City of Airway Heights Recreation Center webpage for information for on when we are able to open our doors again, we look forward to seeing you back!
Please note that the Easter egg hunt has been canceled.
Programs, event, and meetings
All City of Airway Heights programs, events, and meetings remain on schedule.
Airway Heights City Council meetings can be viewed online by visiting: http://www.cawh.org/city-government/council-meeting-stream
If you are unsure if a program, event or meeting is cancelled, please call ahead.
What is the City doing to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community?
According to local health officials, the risk to most members of the community remains low. However, for the safety of the most vulnerable, Airway Heights is taking steps to minimize the potential exposure to the virus and help slow its spread in the community. This includes the following:
• Collaborating with our regional and state partners and sharing the best available information from health officials with the community, which are common sense tips such as good hand washing hygiene and staying home when sick.
• Connecting local businesses with information to help inform their decisions regarding staffing and public events.
• Installing sanitizing stations in the lobbies of City buildings and in public meeting spaces.
• Airway Heights’ first responders in both police and fire are taking extra safety precautions with personal protective equipment when responding to calls.
• Increasing the frequency of cleaning in public spaces for high-traffic areas such as door handles, counters, faucets etc.