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Here is my daily update, some COVID-19 information, some other useful information! Please forward as widely as you would like.
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Mukiltean of the Day

The Mukilteans of May 27, 2020 are the 53rd St W neighbors!

This group has continued to hold a two-minute 7pm celebration of essential workers and others doing important work. They are spirited and welcoming and brighten the days of one another and those that they honor. This includes those who participate on neighboring streets! The photo below shows their celebration of school nurses during National Nurse Week. The neighbors stay in their driveways and separated, and the visitors roll down the street and wave. It's a simple celebration but one that symbolizes our Mukilteo Strong spirit.

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

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In the News

Dispelling Myths

The State Department of Health posted a new blog post discussing some myths. Some are below, check out the rest here.
 FACT: 5G mobile networks DO NOT spread COVID-19
 FACT: The government IS NOT going to force some people into quarantine facilities.
 FACT: COVID-19 DOES NOT spread easily from pets to people.
 FACT: Cloth face coverings WILL NOT decrease your oxygen.
 FACT: All the counties in the state WILL (probably) NOT be open June 1.
 FACT: Camping at state parks IS NOT allowed (yet!)

Case Count Metric

Snohomish Health District releases new graph that shows the county case rate per 100,000 people. This chart will help visually track our performance on the new metric, important for moving to phase 2. You can find it, and the other case count charts on their site here.

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Light Rail Survey

Don’t forget to take Sound Transit's short survey at northgate.participate.online by June 4th.

In late 2019, Sound Transit and Community Transit asked the public to weigh in on their ideas for rerouting some buses to connect Snohomish County riders to Link Light Rail at Northgate starting next year.
They updated the service proposal based on feedback, and they would like to hear from the public again!

City Council Vacancy

The City of Mukilteo is seeking applicants to fill the unexpired term of City Council Position No. 1 vacated by former City Councilmember Anna Rohrbough who has moved out of the area. You can learn more here and apply at this link.

Protect Yourself from Fraud

Want to prevent being targeted for unemployment fraud, or find out if you have been? There is a simple way to find out, if you work in Washington State: Create an account with the unemployment office. Here's how to do it:

1. Set up a Secure Access Washington account (SAW). https://secure.esd.wa.gov/home/
2. Sign into your account and begin the process to file for unemployment. Don’t worry – you won’t actually be filing for unemployment!
3. At the “verify my identity” step, you will be able to see if anyone has accessed your account, or filed a claim on your behalf.
4. Enter your email to verify your account.
1. Set up a Secure Access Washington account (SAW). https://secure.esd.wa.gov/home/
2. Sign into your account and begin the process to file for unemployment. Don’t worry – you won’t actually be filing for unemployment!
3. At the “verify my identity” step, you will be able to see if anyone has accessed your account, or filed a claim on your behalf.
4. Enter your email to verify your account.

If you find that you have been a victim, report it at this website: https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/unemployment-benefits-fraud

How did we get here? A Seattle Times article explores the scam.

State Guidance

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

Outdoor Recreation (mostly outdoor staffed facilities)

Fun Diversions and Inspiration

Fun outdoor activities that we can do during the pandemic, from The Seattle Times. Some ideas include a new family habit, like an evening walk, or learning a new skill like knot tying.

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 www.mukilteowa.gov. 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 58 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo (2 new cases), with no deaths amongst those cases, and 54 individuals who are recovered (recovery count is same as Friday).
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 disaster@leo.gov). You can also call the non-emergency line at 425-407-3999.

 
   
 
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