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Today, We Are In Phase 2!

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

....but when is phase 3?! It looks like it may be a few weeks before the Health District and County decide to apply for phase 3, based on the increasing cases this week and last. Here is their weekly snapshot showing our status on the state metrics. You'll see the red downward trends. This blog post has some discussion, as well.
Wear your mask, pack hand sanitizer- let's all do our part to get there.

King County is now in Phase 2, with additional information here. Island County is in Phase 3.

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 at the bottom of this email.


What does Phase 2 mean for families? Click here for some guidance from King County Public Health. And, here are some tips from on face coverings for children (click here).

KUOW discusses how to tactfully ask others to comply with pandemic orders and recommendations (KUOW link).

Here is an event to check out on July 20th, that will also be live streamed and available on Youtube and other platforms. 2019 Guggenheim Fellow and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his renowned book “How to Be an Antiracist” on Monday, July 20 at 7pm. More information and how to sign up can be found here.

Local News

You can register to vote online here or by mail until 8 days before an election or in-person through Election day (July 27th is the deadline to register before the primary).

The state has issued a new situation report that shows where we are at with COVID-19. As the report says, "Progress to Zero reveals a number of counties near their historic peaks in cases on both sides of the state." The chart below is also in the report.


In the News

A University of Washington study shows that 75% of US workers can’t work exclusively from home, face greater risks during pandemic (click here).

The New York Times reminds us what the COVID symptoms are and what to do if you feel sick (New York Times).

Contact-free Library Open

Sno-Isle Libraries is offering contact-free pick up and return of physical library materials. All online services and resources continue to be available. No in-library services are available at this time.
Returning Items
You may also return items previously checked out.
 Place your items in the designated crates outside the library.
- Or -
 Put your items in the outside book drop, if the book drop is open.
 Do not bring return items with you to the door.
Reserve library materials
Use their catalog and other services to browse the 1.6 million items available to you. Then, use your library card to place items on hold or checkout available digital resources. Book Discussion Kit distribution will resume on July 1. When your items are ready, you will receive an automated email and/or phone call. They have a great process for safe pick up.

SeaTac Airport Changes

The number of passengers is going up at Seattle-Tacoma International
Airport (SEA) especially heading into the July 4 holiday weekend. For many
travelers, this will be the first trip through the airport after several months.
Here are reminders of the changes you will see and how to prepare with
the FlyHealthy@SEA program this summer.
Take a video tour to preview airport changes.
 Passengers, visitors, and workers are required to wear face coverings in the public areas of SEA.
 Signage for reminders and spacing to honor physical distancing.
 Nearly 200 plastic protective barriers that buffer interactions between travelers and airport employees.
 SEA has doubled down on cleaning with frequent disinfection with medical-grade cleaning products.
 Addition of over 250 hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal.
 SEA launched Pre-Booked Parking as an innovation for seamless, contact-free travel.
 Each dining and retail tenant at SEA developed plans detailing procedures for safe operations such as physical distancing requirements, sanitation and personal hygiene protocols, personal protective equipment, and how to provide services while limiting close interactions.

State Guidance

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

Here is the Safe Start Plan for K-12 Schools, and a new guidance document for colleges and universities.

Locally, Everett's Getting to Safe Guide is a great resource. It's now available in Spanish and Russian, as well.

Inspiration and Diversions

Drive-in movies hosted by King County at Marymoor Park starting July 8 (details here).

Letter writing via snail mail is getting us through COVID- New York Times article. Think about sending some mail to family this week!

Seattle Aquarium is reopening today (reservations required). Woodland Park Zoo is doing the same on Wednesday (zoo information here).

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 75 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo (four new cases), with no deaths amongst those cases, and 71 individuals who are recovered (4 new recoveries).

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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