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Mukiltean of the Day

The Mukiltean of May 13, 2020 is Paul Archipley!

Paul is the publisher of the Mukilteo Beacon. Local journalism is an important part of a vibrant community. The Mukilteo Beacon first came off the presses in 1986 as an independent, locally owned and operated newspaper dedicated to providing the most comprehensive coverage available of local news, youth sports, opinion and features – both in print and online. Paul was named Snohomish County’s Entrepreneur of the Year by the Herald Business Journal (2013), and was presented the Miles Turnbull Editor/Publisher Award, the Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association’s highest honor for editors and publishers (2018).

The Beacon is down to two printed issues a week during this time, but their online articles are still going strong, and a great community resource. They have a new issue out today!

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

Pack Your Keys, Your Phone, and:

COVID essentials


I just learned about, an opportunity to volunteer to serve during disasters. WAserv is Washington State’s ESAR-VHP database of licensed health care, public health and support professionals who want to volunteer in response to federal, state or local emergencies. You can learn more about it here, and sign up here.

Utility Bill Assistance

Remember, PUD and PSE offer relief from electricity and/or natural gas bills. Funds are available for both residential and small business customers affected by the COVID outbreak. Contact your service provider to ask for assistance.

Increased Illegal Dumping

Ecology Dumping

The State Department of Ecology’s spill responders are seeing an increase in the number of illegal dumpings of chemicals and other waste. While many collection sites are closed due to COVID-19, Ecology is reminding everyone not to dump household waste. Abandoning chemical waste can have lasting effects on human health and the environment.
Waste oil, paint, household chemicals or other hazardous materials should be safely stored until waste collection facilities reopen. For a list of facilities that will accept waste from households and businesses, visit Ecology’s website.
Abandoned waste can impact plants, fish, surface water, groundwater, recreational areas and drinking water sources. One quart of oil can pollute more than 100,000 gallons of water.

State Guidance

The latest releases from the Governor on reopening industries:


In-Store Retail

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

Stay Clam, Social Distance

Social Distancing Sign w Ivar s Clam

Our last sunny weekend resulted in some crowds enjoying Ivars walk-up windows!

Some pro-active steps being implemented moving forward by Ivars:

a) increased signage directing Social Distancing along the sidewalk in front of Ivar's.

b) implementing the use of (7) Line Control dividers in front of the Fish Bar and down the side.

c) an entry point with two employees working the line

In the News

King County health officials announced that beginning next Monday (May 18) most residents will be directed to wear face coverings in most public settings. Face coverings are required at any indoor or outdoor public space where people may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live in our homes. You can learn about the King County directive here.
The Snohomish Health District continues to encourage wearing of facial coverings.

Crosscut: we all need broadband internet!

New York Times: how pandemics end.

Fun Diversions and Inspiration

Times are difficult- remember to bounce (like a ball) rather than splat (like an egg)! Here is a fun worksheet for kids (but good reminders for us all) from an Everett elementary school. Resiliency is an important skill for everyone.

“Desperate times call for high fashion” is the tagline of @covidsocks, an Instagram account started and run by Harborview nurse Katie Hammond. On this account, she’s been featuring the colorful and fun socks that she’s seen worn by medical professionals, hoping to offer a bright spot in what can otherwise be an overwhelming time for medical staff. Read more about it here.

Forty years ago this month, Mount St. Helens erupted, killing 57 people, spewing forth 540 million tons of ash and changing our world forever. For many, the eruption date of May 18 is something they will always remember and visiting the volcano on that date has even become an annual trek. But, this year, state and federal officials are asking you to observe the volcano from a distance and to visit virtually with the many, many scientists and experts willing to share information and listen to your memories of what happened on May 18 and the years that followed. Check out the virtual tour here.

City Information

Lighthouse Park, Edgewater Beach and 92nd Street Park will 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.

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 still 52 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo, with no deaths amongst those cases, and 47 individuals who are recovered (that's a good increase!).
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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