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Today, We Are In Phase 2!

The state website shows the guidance for businesses, and the full Safe Start reporthas details on what phase 2 means.

....but when is phase 3?! The Health District has their insights here.

Way more info from the Health District can be found here.

King County is now in Phase 2, with additional information here.

If you are a business owner wondering which category you fit, you can ask the State via this online form.

Here is a new (easier to read) summary of what's open and what's not on the state site. The phase 1 and 2 graphics are below.

phase 1 open
phase 2 open

Community Input on Policing

Snohomish County will hold a town hall on racism and criminal justice reform via video conference tonight.The meeting will take place from 6-8pm. Residents are invited to share stories, ideas and experiences. The Herald has the meeting info here, as well as some other background.

Ferry Traffic Impacts

WSF is facing a shortage of staff which has led to one boat service last weekend and at least the upcoming weekend.

We are working with WSF to ensure the traffic control measures are in place (the struggle is always at 76th-84th). Our officers were out on Saturday (with help of WSF who provided the traffic control devices- cones, etc) and Sunday this weekend. WSF has a new contractor in place for the 4th of July weekend, which will help.

In the News

The New York Times has an article focused on dealing with kids and public bathrooms, with some advice for all of us who find a moment when you just can't avoid visiting one.

Remember- don't avoid the doctor's office because you're afraid about COVID. Call your provider if you need to: the Auburn Examiner.

This Seattle Times articlereminds me why I'm happy to live in this region, where we wear masks and take the pandemic seriously. It tells the story of a woman in Yakima who has struggled to explain the seriousness of COVID as she feels her neighbors have made it a political statement, with different sides.

When can we hug again? Crosscut tackles the subject.

Geekwire covers some University of Washington technology that is effective at filtering coronavirus from the air but also affordable.

Candidate Selection Tonight

Our City Council will consider six candidates to fill the remaining year and a half of the vacant seat on the Council. The Herald has information about the candidates in an article here.

The Council will interview the final 6 tonight. The details of the process for June 22nd (starting at 5pm) are here, and the agenda can be found here (including ways to watch via Zoom- it will also be streamed on the City's Facebook page). Here are the resumes of all applicants.

The plan is to appoint the new member tonight. They would take office at the next meeting, which happens to be a special meeting tomorrow. However, the Council could always decide to delay their vote!

State Guidance

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

Here is the Safe Start Plan for K-12 Schools.

Inspiration and Diversions

High Trek Adventures, at the Paine Field Park just outside the city is offering summer day camps on upcoming Mondays. Information can be found here.

According to an article by Reuters, a social enterprise company in Uganda has started shredding and melting plastic waste and shaping it into Coronavirus face shields. The company – run by Peter Okwoko and his colleague Paige Balcom – “had been turning collected plastic waste into building materials such as roofing tiles and pavers since last year,” and shifted gears upon receiving an urgent request from a doctor at Gulu regional hospital. They have produced over 1,000 shields to date.

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 until either Phase 3 or when we have full staffing and ability to clean daily.

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 68 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo (1 new case), with no deaths amongst those cases, and 61 individuals who are recovered (1 new recovered individual). This data is one week old, and new counts will be up at 2pm today. I'm also letting the Health District know that it is important to have more frequent data, so we know how we're doing.

County case counts are available at this link, updated each weekday at 2pm City counts will be updated weekly starting today.

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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