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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 Mukiltean of May 21, 2020 is Hadyn Hammerman!

Hadyn just completed his EMT certification this spring. In the midst of the growing Covid 19 crisis, he decided to step in and begin a job as an EMT working for the private ambulance company AMR this April. At 21 years old he is working full time as a first responder helping people in need with ambulatory care despite putting himself and family at potential risk. He nominated by his dad, who said, "we have taken precautions including providing him a separate entrance to our house when he returns from work where he can spray his boots and jacket with Lysol and other disinfectants and put his clothes directly in the wash before heading straight to the showers." Hadyn is also taking a class at Everett Community College in order to complete his associates' degree. His work is based out of Tukwila but he does occasionally service the local area here in Snohomish County with trips to Everett hospitals.

Stay safe and healthy in honor of Hadyn today!

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

Historic Mukilteo

South Whidbey Historical Museum has this fascinating video hosted on Facebook with images of historic Mukilteo and the 1928-2008 Rosehill! Here is a link to it on their Facebook page. The video was created by the late Bill Hunziker (1922-2016), son of ferry boat Captain Stanley Hunziker who did the Clinton-Mukilteo run. He was given a movie camera by his parents when he was a boy in the 1930s.

News and Resources

Recently I shared the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club summer camps-- but there are more out there! Email to share your organization (or a tip about a camp you know about) to the growing list hosted by Discover Mukilteo. articleon things that we think are helping our mental health, but aren't actually that great in the long run.

As of April 22, there continues to be a temporary restriction on all non-essential travel at the Canada-U.S. border. This restriction has been extended until June 21, 2020, and can be prolonged as necessary for public health reasons.

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County provides their 24 hour support hotline available for those not feeling safe at home- 425-252-2873. Remember that fun online auction they did a few weeks ago? They are planning to move their annual "Chocolate Lovers Gala" online next month! I'll let you know when the bidding begins!

28th Chocolate Gala online invite

Unemployment Fraud

Unemployment fraud is getting super widespread! Our Police Officers field approximately 10-15 calls every day. If you find you are a victim of unemployment fraud (someone filing for benefits using your name and information), you should take two steps:
1. Fill out the form on this page at the Employment Security Department site
2. File an online police report using this form (this is for Snohomish County including Mukilteo, you should file in the City that you live in). You can also call 911 or 425-407-3999 if you prefer, but I recommend the online option!


The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO Seattle Chapter (APALA), Legacy of Equality Leadership & Organizing (LELO) and the COVID-19 Community Response Alliance are inviting those interested to attend the second part of their worker webinar series, #EssentialNotExpendable.
This series began with a closed session of workers to share freely among each other about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their work and personal life. In this second part, workers, unions, community organizations, public offices and departments, and government officials are invited to hear from these workers about the impact of the pandemic and what actions are needed to be taken in order to protect them during this challenging time.
The Town Hall webinar will be on Saturday, May 23rd at 2:00pm - 4:00pm. The format will be Zoom online meetings. Register with the following link

Face Coverings

From the State Department of Health, some reminders about face coverings (as our neighbors in King County, San Juan County and Whatcom County are now required to wear them):

DO cover your face with a couple layers of cloth while in public places.
DO wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before you put your mask on and after you take it off.
DO wash your cloth face covering in a washing machine after a day’s use.
DO take a cloth face covering with you if you are hiking or visiting a park. Although you do not need to wear one outside, you may find that you need to come within 6 feet of someone else on a trail. At that point, put your cloth face covering on, say hello, and carry on.
DO make sure the cloth face covering covers both your mouth and nose.
DON’T wear surgical-grade masks or N95 respirators. We need to reserve those for health care and other frontline workers.
DON’T think that wearing cloth face masks means we can gather in large groups of people. For most of the state, all gatherings are prohibited. For the counties that are in Phase 2, all gatherings of more than 5 people outside your household are prohibited.
DON’T think that wearing a cloth face mask makes it safe to come within six feet of other people. At best, a cloth face covering is just one added level of precaution. It doesn’t really help unless we are also washing our hands, staying home when we are sick, and practicing physical distancing.
DON’T wear a cloth face covering while exercising outdoors. It’s not dangerous, just annoying and not necessary.
DON’T put a cloth face covering on a child under age 2 or on a person with a disability that keeps them from being able to remove it.
DON’T touch your cloth face covering after you put it on. Try not to touch your face at all.
DON’T worry that a cloth face covering might restrict your oxygen. It’s not airtight. If you ever feel like you’re having trouble breathing, remove the cloth face covering and sit down. If the feeling persists, call 911.

Practice compassion. Remember, wearing a cloth face covering is an act of compassion. We cover our faces to protect others. There is no public health reason to wear a cloth face covering if you are alone in your car, in your own home, or around members of your own household. (Unless you just want to because it’s comfortable and looks awesome. That’s cool.)

State Guidance

The latest releases from the Governor on reopening:

Real Estate

Gyms, Fitness and Training

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

Getting to the Next Phase

The State Department of Health released a summary of the key metrics they are using to guide public health decision making for changes.

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Fun Diversions and Inspiration has tons of discoveries to explore on their site. Free audio and video includes ultra-HD interstellar films, full-length e-books such as the gorgeous HD-illustrated "Earth at Night," apps including new NASA Selfies and free podcasts.

Netflix has a free Educational Documentaries Youtube playlist (long free to teachers, now free to everyone!).

Here is the latest Some Good News from John Krasinski- he's taking a break after this one, which is not good news!

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 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 56 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo, with no deaths amongst those cases, and 54 individuals who are recovered (same as yesterday).
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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