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Mukiltean of the Day

The Mukiltean of June 12, 2020, is Rachel Kittle, director of Leadership Launch.

Rachel (and her whole family) mentor and enable students to "let your leader out," guiding them to bright futures. Her students created an amazing cultural awareness event last year and are working on creating and leading new conversations now.

Leadership Launch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering students in 9th grade through their first year of college to become future community leaders. They help students change their trajectory in life, and equip them to do the same for their communities.

They use character training, educational achievement and community launch projects to teach students how to engage as leaders in their community.

Think about how you lead in your your community, work, and home life, and be a great leader in Rachel's honor.

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

Today, We Are In Phase 2!

Snohomish County has been approved for Phase 2! The Dept of Health approval letter can be found here.

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

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

King County is in modified Phase 1, with additional information here.

Climate Town Hall

Gov. Jay Inslee is giving a live town hall on June 17th, 10 am on Climate in the Time of Coronavirus: A Conversation with WA Governor Jay Inslee

In the News

Vaccine research: The U.S. government plans to fund and conduct the decisive studies of three experimental coronavirus vaccines starting this summer, according to John Mascola, Director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The phase III trials, expected to involve tens of thousands of subjects at
dozens of sites around the United States, would mark the final stage of
testing. Moderna's vaccine is set to be studied in July, followed in August
by one co-developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, and in
September by Johnson & Johnson's vaccine. (Wall Street Journal article)

Stay Home orders prevented 60 million COVID infections, a new study finds (Washington Post article)

This is a cool article about a community policing and embedded social workers that Eugene, Oregon has used for decades. (NPR story)

Virtual Kamiak Graduation

The Kamiak virtual graduation video is set to air today, Friday, June 12th at 4:00 PM. This video includes musical performances, student and staff speeches, graduate photos, and the “turning of the tassel” tradition. The District Office will publish the video to their district YouTube Channel. Both Kamiak and the District will push that link out via multiple social media platforms, including on the Kamiak Website.

Our Mukilteo Police

I continue to hear questions about policing procedures. We have a new webpage that collects all the communications we have shared. You can find it here.

We all have heard the statement "defund the police." This Fortune Magazine article does a good job explaining what's behind the demand: to divest from traditional policing and invest in other human services focused strategies.

Defunding the police is not on the City's agenda. It is not something I am bringing forward to the Council or discussing with staff. I do support our community policing mission and programs, and our contracted victims coordinator. I also think other prevention programs like the City of Everett's embedded social worker and South County Fire's community paramedic are great solutions to prevent calls and contact those in need with the right people who are trained to help. In addition, if we face budget cuts in 2021, I will not exempt one department or another. Each department will face reductions if that is needed.

DVS Auction

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County has moved their big annual chocolate lovers auction online, and it's a great chance to get your silent auction and shopping fix, while supporting a very important organization. It opens on Monday, check it out and get registered here.


With the beginning of Phase 2, the City has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and Discover Mukilteo to allow businesses a way to demonstrate their compliance with the state guidelines, and to let the community know they are ready to welcome customers. More information and how to apply to show you are Open for Business can be found here.

The Everett Getting to Safe Guide is another good resource for businesses.

State Guidance

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

Inspiration and Diversions

Sir Isaac Newton's prescription for the bubonic plague… Toad Vomit?? Read more!

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 60 individuals who are recovered (no new recovered individuals).

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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