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Governor Inslee has a 2:30 press conference today, looks like he may address the statewide response to protestors and demonstrations. You can watch it here.

Mukiltean of the Day

The Mukilteans of June 3, 2020, are our Mukiltean Littles.

These happy, charming preschoolers who cannot comprehend why there is no school, no gymnastics, no dance, no tiny tot sports, no parks/big toys to play on, no beach trips with sunny weather, no pool swimming, no grandparents, aunts and uncles or cousins to play and visit with, no playing with children\neighbors you see as you walk with mom and dad, no museums, no vacations, etc.

These sweet kids are our heroes as they are happy, grateful and so pleased to just be with loving moms, dads, siblings & pets and wave at all who pass as they walk by!

The pandemic and all it entails can't be explained to them, it makes no sense. They revel in the family time and always radiate a joyfulness.

I wish that we all could find that inner joy as we struggle with the fear, restrictions, unrest, loneliness, uncertainty and the abject powerlessness of our circumstances and everything that is happening in our society.

I particularly highlight the little kids in my life, my 2 year old niece and 5 year old nephew. They make it the best day anytime I can see them or even hear stories!

Please wear your facial coverings, respect everyone you encounter, practice kindness and good hygiene!

Be an example like the littlest residents in Mukilteo, always try to find happiness, gratefulness and peace everyday. And, if you're the lucky caregiver for one of these kids, let them know it's THEIR DAY today!

Do you know someone who deserves to be the Mukiltean of the Day? Nominate them.

Sesame Street Town Hall

In the spirit of helping our kids, Sesame Street and CNN are holding a town hall this Saturday at 10am. The 60-minute special "Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families" will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding.

Big Bird is the moderator, need I say more!

More information here.

In the News

A new website launched for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19. The website provides access to federal agency resources, access the latest news, and search for a Small Business Advisor near you.

Interesting data dashboard from King County Public Health on economic, social and overall health impacts of COVID.

As kids of all ages are spending more time at home, Safe Kids Worldwide has created several coronavirus resources and blogs on home, road, and play safety to help educators and families protect children. Parents Guide to Safety; Safe Kids blog.

KUOW interviews on how to change the status quo.

Mental Health Reminders

As Mental Health Month comes to an end, we encourage you to strive for mental stability all year long. Here are some self-care tips from Crisis Connections that focus on reconnecting as the cure to isolation.
1. Call a distant relative or friend, reconnecting can brighten your day.
2. Host a virtual Netflix party, chat with your friends while watching your favorite shows.
3. Connect with nature, state and local parks have reopened during the day.
4. Talk it out, holding on to complicated emotions allow stress and anxiety to build.

Local COVID Testing

I had mentioned drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the Mukilteo Library this Friday- that is actually scheduled for Friday June 19th! Information about the testing program can be found here(they announce locations weekly).

Reporting Discrimination

From the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC)
Any individual who believes that he or she has been discriminated against based on protected class status may file a charge of discrimination with the WSHRC. Under the law, everyone has the right to be free from discrimination at work, in housing, in a public accommodation, or when seeking credit and insurance. A discrimination charge in employment, public accommodation, credit and insurance must be filed within six months. A discrimination charge in housing must be filed within one year.
Discrimination occurs whenever someone is treated differently or denied equal treatment or access because of their membership in a Protected Class.  Race/Color
 National Origin
 Creed
 Sex/Pregnancy
 Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
 Veteran/Military Status
 The presence of any sensory, mental, or physical actual Disability or perceived Disability
 Use of a Service Animal
 HIV or Hepatitis C
 Marital Status (except in public accommodation)
 Breastfeeding (in public accommodation)
 Age (40+, employment only)
 Families with Children (housing only)
 State Employee Whistleblower

For housing complaints and credit complaints contact the WSHRC directly at 1-800-233-3247. For more information or to file a complaint please visit WSHRC’s webpage.

State Guidance

All reopening guidelines can be found here. This is useful for businesses planning reopening, and for all of us to be educated about expectations in visiting businesses.
New items released yesterday:
Library Services
Drive-in Theaters

The CDC also has a lot of guidance, with the newest covering schools and daycamps.

Fun Diversions and Inspiration

Is your birthday coming up, and is it kind of weird? How about some free stuff to make it better! RetailmeNot has a good list!

Outdoor classes and activities around the County: Herald article (Saturday is a day with free entrance to state parks, to celebrate National Trails Day)

AP article: international street art images- some laughter and hope (there's a baby yoda in Guatemala)!


City Information

Lighthouse Park, Edgewater Beach and 92nd Street Park reopened on May 5. Bathrooms are open only at Lighthouse Park 7am-7pm. Playgrounds remain closed.

Trails and sidewalks continue to be open for your physical activity! Please respect physical distance of six feet.

All City Facilities closure: City operations will continue via primarily phone, email and online. The public is encouraged to call (425) 263-8000 for assistance with City services or visit our website at Government services are not slated to reopen until Phase 3 of the new reopening plan, which is mid-June at the earliest.

For more information on city facilities, see this link.

Case Count

Current case count is 65 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo (4 new cases), with no deaths amongst those cases, and 60 individuals who are recovered (3 new recovered individuals).

County case counts are available at this link, updated each weekday at 2pm.

General Resource Links

City of Mukilteo COVID-19 page

Snohomish Health District
Washington State Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
COVID-19 Testing Guidelines from Public Health – Seattle & King County
Find information in other languages
Washington State COVID-19 Response

What to do if you are sick: CDC Resources

Watch out for COVID related scams. If you are unsure about whether something is real or a scam, the Justice Department created a central fraud hotline (1-866-720-5721 or You can also call the non-emergency line at 425-407-3999.

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