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What's New Today?

It's week two of our Mukilteo Spirit Week! Find your purple and get dressed up/decorated today, to celebrate our graduating Kamiak HS seniors.

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Mukiltean of the Day

Our Mukiltean of May 4, 2020 is Sally Joy.

Sally is current, soon to be outgoing, President of the Assistance League of Everett. Sally has been a member of ALE since 1996. The Assistance League is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that promotes the well-being of the residents of Snohomish County by many philanthropic programs which gives to those in need, including Operation School Bell which clothes approximately 4000 Snohomish County students each year. It runs the upscale Thrift Shop located at 51st and Evergreen Way in Everett. ALE of Everett has over 300 members. Sally has led this organization with grace and dignity as President this past year as well as held many other leadership positions during her 24 years as a member.

We've all been spring cleaning, let's make sure to save those donations for another month or two and donate in honor of Sally!

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

Parks Open Tomorrow

Many parks throughout the state are open tomorrow. Remember, gathering is not allowed, and be sure to use parks only with your family groups.

State Reopening Plan

In case you somehow didn't see it, here is a link to our state's phases for reopening. Phase 1 starts tomorrow, and the earliest each successive phase will start is 3 weeks later, depending on the risk assessment metrics which you can track on the state dashboard.

Tomorrow, you might see more retail stores rolling out plans for curbside pick-up. Think about switching your online orders to local stores, if you can, to support their recovery (if you are a retail store owner, email me so I can share your plans!). Other activities allowed starting tomorrow are construction that had permits in place before the Stay Home order began, landscaping, car sales, car washes, and pet walkers!

Phase 2, May 26 at the earliest if the metrics on the state dashboard remain positive, includes manufacturing, construction, office-based businesses, real estate, in-store retail ("with limitations," which probably means store capacity and physical distancing), nannies and house cleaning, hair and nail salons, and restaurants at 50% capacity.

Phase 3, June 16 at the earliest, includes restaurants at 75% capacity, bars at 25% capacity, indoor gyms and movie theaters at 50%, government, libraries, museums and all other businesses.

Phase 4, July 7 at the earliest (though it could be longer, as with all the phases), brings back large gatherings over 50 people, nightclubs, concerts, large sporting events and the end of the encouragement to telework (although I bet those that can will still be changing our habits long-term, to some extent).

If this timeline still feels like forever, your feelings are valid. Here's a public health article about that frustration and this challenge.

911 Is Still Here For You

A message from our Fire Department:
Stroke patients need care FAST. See the signs? Call 911.

A stroke is a brain attack, caused when an artery in the brain is blocked or bursts – and part of the brain starts to die. Fast treatment is crucial for a better chance at survival with less disability. If you see one or more signs of stroke, act FAST and call 911 immediately.

F: Does their face droop on one side?
A: Do they have trouble raising one or both arms?
S: Do they have trouble speaking?
T: It’s time to call 911.


Overcome the urge to “wait and see” – call 911 to get the care they need.
What a great way to say, “I love you.”

Learn more about the signs of stroke and why fast treatment is crucial at

Harbour Pointe Golf Course Reopening

I know many of us have enjoyed walking on the trails in the Harbour Pointe Golf Course. Beginning on Tuesday May 5, they will be open 6am-6pm and will no longer allow non-golfers to walk their trails.
They will be following all the rules and recommendations for reopening, with amended operations to fit.

Ferry Construction Begins Again

Hammers are swinging at the Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal Project for the first time since Gov. Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order took effect March 23. But business is not as usual. IMCO Construction, their general contractor for the upland features, is following the state's strict procedures to keep workers safe. Only low-risk construction activities that workers can perform with six feet of distance between them are allowed. A COVID-19 supervisor will monitor and ensure workers adhere to the plan, which requires them to undergo health screenings at the start of each shift including temperature checks, maintain six feet of distance from other workers at all times, wear additional PPE onsite, use hand-washing stations set up throughout the site, and much more. Meetings will be held outdoors with six-foot distancing.

News and Resources

This Seattle Times article has good background on mathematical models, how we are using them, and whether to believe them or not.

It looks like I'm getting my economic stimulus payment on Wednesday, as are my parents. I'm betting a lot of us are on the second round of payments. You can check your status here. It will also let you input direct deposit info, if you haven't done that yet.

The New York Times covered a possible new COVID-19 symptom, toe lesions. Trigger warning, this link to the article has a big toe chilblains image when you click on it (basically just red and swollen toes, not that bad, but I was surprised by it!).

Help & Questions from Businesses

Washington State's Business Response Center has answered more than 1,600 general business inquiries around financial help or other business assistance since coming online April 8.
The center’s team, composed of people from the Department of Commerce, the Joint Information Center and volunteers from throughout state government, are reviewing incoming questions and responding as quickly as possible. They are currently able to answer questions as quickly as they are received. If you’re a business owner or operator with a question, you can fill out a formthat goes to the center for response.

Fun Diversions & Good News

Kittens! Visiting an aquarium! This video is great. The Atlanta Humane Society took their kittens to the Georgia Aquarium.

And, closer to home, our Seattle Aquarium has live cameras trained on harbor seals and sea otters.

City Information

Lighthouse Park, Edgewater Beach and 92nd Street Park will reopen on Tuesday. 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.

Remember the non-emergency number at (425) 407-3999 or email If you have an emergency, call 911. (But don't call with questions about the Governor's order and what's open or not). You can also report violations or questions about violations to the State via this link.

For more information on city facilities, see this link.

Case Count

Current case count is 51 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo, with no deaths amongst those cases, and 42 individuals who are recovered. 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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