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What's New Today?

Spirit Week: Today was picnic in your yard, and tonight is the night to get your lights up! Even if you can just keep your porch lights or a light in a window on, you can participate tomorrow night, on Wednesday.

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Mukiltean of the Day

Our Mukiltean of April 28, 2020 is Deb Bordsen. Deb is a longtime Mukiltean and the Chief Operating Officer at Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. She is dedicated to their mission and brings her passion to her support of the organization. Connecting with the public, donors and fundraising, she always has a "yes, and" for her work. I'm proud to know Deb and proud to highlight her efforts!

In honor of Deb, check out their online auction and save their 24-hour help hotline (425-252-2873) to share with someone who might need it someday.

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

More Week-Long Activities

Not only is this Mukilteo's Spirit Week, it's also Small Business Week. Today their suggestion is to buy online from an artisan who can longer attend a market. Etsy is a good place to start, here are their links for Mukilteo items, Everettand Seattle, here are some other locals: Magpie Mouse enamel jewelry; Gene Nastri Art School (online classes); and the Nature Together (now online) store!

You can follow along at the Washington Small Business Development Center facebook page.

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County also launched their online auction this week, check it out here! New items are posted for bid each day at noon. Incidents of domestic violence increase in situations like the one we are in. Your support for their work is so important. Get to auction shopping, each day this week!

Here's another one- one of my favorite restaurants in Paris, Verjus Paris (with Seattle expat owners) has a week long bracket of French desserts! Check out their instagram story each day to vote (and drool).

Recreation Reopening

Information below is about state recreation- tomorrow I'll have details about our parks and boat launch.

As of Tuesday, May 5, some state outdoor recreation will be allowed with appropriate safety precautions including: fishing; hunting; playing golf; day use at state parks, state public lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources and at state Fish and Wildlife areas. “If we see a sharp uptake in the number of people who are getting sick or are not following appropriate steps, then we won’t hesitate to scale this back again,” Inslee said. “This is not a return to normal. This is only a beginning phase of relaxing outdoor recreation restrictions.”

1) Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms shall not participate in outdoor recreation activities.
2) Any parks and trails may be closed at any time if there is reason to believe unsafe conditions exist or social distancing practices are not being adhered to.
3) People must recreate locally: Do not travel farther than necessary and do not stay overnight to recreate.
4) Recreate only with people you live with.
5) Practice social distancing at all areas where you encounter others.
6) Use facial coverings in any situation where social distancing is not possible.
7) Bring your own food and supplies when possible.

New Updates

Snohomish County is opening Solid Waste facilities for the public starting Saturday, May 2. Transfer stations will be open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily to both hand-unload, self-haul customers and mechanical-unload customers.

Diversions and Reflections

Take a moment to relax and be calm: check this link for an exercise.

Check out Mukilteo's Nature Together's facebook page for daily story times and activities!

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credit to a friend who posted scenes from Stay Home Seattle!

What Can You Do?

cloth face covers

Face Covering guidelines from the CDC available here.

Interested in donating face covers? Get instructions here:

Follow Physical Distancing Guidelines, stay 6 feet away from anyone you don't live with.

Use hand sanitizer/wipes as you enter a grocery store (the Mukilteo QFC has wet wipes available at the entrance). Wash hands immediately upon returning home.

Tell Others to also stay at home and stay apart.

Give blood- schedule online (to help minimize social contact) at (no mobile blood drives because they have issues transporting themselves to sites. But they have great procedures in place at their facilities).

Leave Some for Your Neighbors, Your Healthcare Providers, and Emergency Responders
• Your actions matter!
• Buy what you need and leave supplies for your neighbors, healthcare providers, and emergency responders.

If you feel like you need to reach out for support, do not hesitate to contact the Disaster Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to talk with crisis specialists. They are available 24/7.

Looking for ways to help? This state site is a good one stop shop for individuals and businesses:

City Information

All parks are closed except for 76th Street/Community Garden entrance to Japanese Gulch for trail access. If you want to access Big Gulch, I would encourage you to park at the library, rather than on the street near 92nd Street Park.

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

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. County case counts are available at this link, updated each weekday at 2pm.

If our ratio of recovery is the same as the County, approximately 33 of those cases should be recovered.

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.

Comprehensive Resource List

Business FAQs on State website
Learn if your business is considered essential and can continue to operate following the Governor’s March 23 Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.
• Would you like to request to be essential (or not)? Fill out this form: to petition this issue.
• The Washington Department of Commerce has created a list of crisis planning tools and resources where you can get information about emergency grants, disaster loans, and other small business support.
• The Washington State Department of Revenue has information about tax filing deadlines, extensions, and relief.
• Greater Seattle Partners, City of Seattle, and the Chamber have launched a survey for businesses, freelancers, and gig workers to learn about needs and help target future support.
Comprehensive and Updated FAQs For Employers on the COVID-19 Coronavirus – Fisher Phillips
Best practices for when a food service employee gets sick.
Best practices for food pick up and delivery.

Snohomish County Links
Local SnoCo resources for businesses
Federal Small Business Adminstration Loans
King County Public Health signs for businesses to post

Cash assistance calculator: from the federal government’s stimulus package, of up to $1,200 per person depending on income, will be sent to households in early April.
• If you have lost your job due to COVID-19, you can file for unemployment benefits.
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
Resources for Restaurant Workers
• Mortgage and Rent. If you don’t have enough money to pay your rent or mortgage, contact your lender or landlord immediately. Otherwise, some suggestions are below:
--Washington Homeownership Hotline (877-894-HOME)
--Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggestions
--Rental assistance & counseling (800-569-4287)
--List of Housing Counseling Agencies
--For renters, the Governor issued a statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants for non-payment of rent until April 17
• Federal Student loans. If you need help with your student loans, you may be able to temporarily suspend your payments by applying for a deferment or forbearance from the US Department of Education.
• Utility bills. If you need help paying your utility bills, contact your service provider immediately.
--Puget Sound Energy and PUD will not shut off service during the emergency. Most utilities also offer assistance programs for people in need.
--The Utilities and Transportation Commission offers energy assistance programs.
--The federal government offers assistance programs to help with telephone and heating bills.
o Comcast is offering free WiFi hot spots, unlimited data, and no disconnects or late fees.
• Health Insurance. The Washington State Insurance Commissioner has information about health insurance, as well as how to get insurance through the Washington State Exchange if you need it.
• Food assistance. If you need help with food, every school district in the state is providing grab and go lunches for children, and there is additional help at many local food banks including the Mukilteo Food Bank.
WIC food assistance is still available, as well.
• The Mukilteo Boys and Girls club is open and available for childcare. "Our staff is committed to helping our members with their distance learning, and working with the district to facilitate that here at the club! In appreciation of their efforts to keep our community safe and healthy, healthcare workers will receive free childcare during this time. In appreciation for the hard work all our families are doing, we are offering a very discounted child care rate to help them through this time."

• If you feel like you need to reach out for support, do not hesitate to contact the Disaster Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to talk with crisis specialists. They are available 24/7.
• Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County has their 24 hour support hotline available for those not feeling safe at home- 425-252-2873
Restaurants that are open for take out or delivery- access this list, developed by city staff with great support from business owners in the community.
This is another countywide link, with similar info.
Special Shopping Hours for Seniors, Other At-Risk People
A number of local grocery stores have special shopping hours for senior citizens and others with vulnerable immune systems.
QFC: No special hours, normal operations for all customers 8am-8am every day. They do have one-way aisles, cart cleaning and protections at check-out.
These stores have special hours for those over 60 and in at-risk populations:
Safeway: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7am-9am
Target: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7am-8am
Whole Foods: every day, 8am-9am.
Discounted laptops for nonprofits and low-income households
• [Link to request free masks from the Snohomish County Mask Brigade] (

• Social/Sober Support
Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Unity Recovery
Suboxone Forum
Support Groups Central
LifeRing Secular Recovery
In the Rooms
Medication Assisted Recovery (MARA)

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