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Mukiltean of the Day

The Mukiltean of May 19, 2020 is Ami Bracket!

Ami does random acts of art, and has created a community via her Facebook group, MUKILTEO RANDOM ACTS OF ART* Hide free art. Along with other contributors who have joined, she creates art and hides them around town. When someone finds one, there is a suggestion to share their finding on the Facebook page! Ami was nominated by her son, and he shared, "I think in these difficult times the most important thing is to maintain a good outlook on everything and these random acts of art definitely help aid with that. She is such a sweet woman. Mother of three, and raising her granddaughter currently. We are 29, 26 and 16. She if super friendly and loves people. We are truly blessed to have her in our lives!"

Ami definitely deserves a little recognition for all of her hard work and dedication to family and our community. Create some art today, in honor of Ami!

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

News and Resources

Drive-thru testing is beginning again, with appointments this week in the north end. Information available here.

Community Transit Swift buses will begin charging again on June 1. Riders pay at the stop via an ORCA card swipe for the Swift lines. Both run close to Mukilteo, one down Airport Road and one down Highway 99. If you're in a different financial situation now and want to apply for a reduced fare card, you can do that online at this link.

Tulalip Tribes have canceled their fireworks sales season at Boom City.

Paine Field Airport commercial service is closed from May 22 to August 1 to do ramp repairs.

A number of counties have moved to Phase 2 after meeting guidelines set by the state. This includes: Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Lincoln, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Wahkiakum, Skamania, Stevens and Whitman. Kittitas has their application in under review. Counties must have a population of less than 75,000 and no new coronavirus cases confirmed for the last three weeks in order to apply (in addition to meeting guidelines around testing).

Fresh Food Options

It's farmers market season, and many are open with options for curbside pick up or safe shopping.

Snohomish Farmers Market Every Thursday 3-7pm at Stocker Farms, 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish
Everett Farmers Market Starting 5/17/20-Every Sunday 11am –3pm Please visit website for guidelines. • Everett Station Farmers Market Will be opening June 10th. Visit website for current status.
Edmonds Farmers Market Saturdays 9am –2pm. Visit website for current status.
Woodinville Farmers Market Visit website for current status.
Monroe Farmers Market Starting Wednesday, May 27th from 2:30pm –7pm @ Galaxy Theatre in Monroe.

Can’t make it to the market? What about a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way to support local farmers, receive healthy produce and because you are often sent the produce that is in season, you get the opportunity to try something new. CSAs are a subscription based service where you receive boxes of farm fresh produce over an agreed amount of time. Some CSA’s will allow you to mix and match items and others send a good balance of what is in season.

Here are links to just a few local farms:
Caruso Farms
One Leaf Farm
Chinook Farms
Garden Treasures Farm
Skylight Farms
Full Circle

Talking Loudly Can Increase Spread of COVID-19

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that thousands of droplets from the mouths of people who are talking loudly in confined spaces can stay in the air for between eight and 14 minutes before disappearing. These observations confirm that there is a substantial probability that normal speaking causes airborne virus transmission in confined environments.

For more information please read NIH’s findings.

Antibody Testing

From the Health District:

There is likely a lot of curiosity for those who may have felt ill in late-2019 or early-2020, wanting to know if that illness was COVID-19. However, there is not an immediate need to contact your healthcare provider for serologic testing (which tests for antibodies/whether you had COVID in the past). Researchers are still working to determine how much—if any—immunity a prior infection provides. Until more is known, the Health District advises continuing to focus on staying home and staying healthy.

Snohomish Health District is not focusing on serologic testing and is not providing tests at this point.

Feeling Sleep Disruptions?

The Sleep Foundation warns that COVID-19 is causing the following challenges which are impacting our ability to get a good night’s rest:
• Disruption of Daily Life
• Anxiety and Worry
• Depression and Isolation
• Greater Family and Work Stress
• Excess Screen Time
• Stress-Related Fatigue

In spite of the daunting challenges, there are a handful of steps that can promote better sleep during COVID-19:

• Set Your Schedule and Routine
• Reserve Your Bed For Sleep
• See the Light
• Be Careful with Naps
• Stay Active
• Practice Kindness and Foster Connection
• Utilize Relaxation Techniques
• Watch What You Eat and Drink
• Contact Your Doctor if Necessary

Customer Logs Now Voluntary

Last week, Governor Inslee issued new guidance about creation of customer logs at businesses. The restrictions are loosened- businesses are no longer required to refuse service if someone does not want to provide their name and contact information. His memo on this is available to read here.

The sample template provided by the State is also a quick way to understand what's being proposed. You can find it (and download it, if you have a business with customers), here.

State Guidance

The latest releases from the Governor on reopening:

Pet Grooming

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

State Support for Schools

The Federal CARES Act passed by Congress included a $30.75 billion education stabilization fund. Of that, Washington state received $216.9 million for elementary and secondary schools. School districts will receive $195.2 million of that allocation. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced how much will go to each school district, based on an existing federal allocation methodology. These funds are considered flexible, which means they may be used for any activity authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, coronavirus response, activities to address the needs of low-income children, purchasing education technology for students, providing mental health services, and activities “necessary to maintain the operation of and continuity of services in local educational agencies and continuing to employ existing staff. Mukilteo School District is allocated $2.4m.

Fun Diversions and Inspiration

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 56 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo, with no deaths amongst those cases, and 54 individuals who are recovered (that's an increase of 3).
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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