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Today, We Are In Phase 2!

The state website shows the guidance for businesses, and thefull Safe Start reporthas 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.


You can now sign up for testing at the Mukilteo Library, if you meet the requirements through the Health District. Information here.

Phase 2 means we can safely socialize again on a small scale. Under Safe Start, each week we are able to spend time with up to five friends from outside our households. Check out this short video from the County Joint Information Center for more information. Remember, the up to 5 does not mean 5 people every day. It's like you have a dance card with five slots for the week. You can hang out with your 5 all in one day or throughout the week, but you don't get more slots until a new week begins!

In the News

New York Times has a useful trackerof all the COVID vaccines in development.

When do When 511 Epidemiologists expect to fly, hug and do 18 other everyday activities again, from the New York Times. Items that they say are still over a year away: 40% or so say they'll wait a year to attend a wedding or a funeral, to hug or shake hands when greeting a friend, go out with someone they don't know well, attend a church or other religious service, stop routinely wearing a face covering and attend a sporting event, concert or play. The article has a number of other things this group of professionals feel safe doing in the short term, as well.

About 15.5% of Seattle-area renters responding to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey in the five weeks through June 2 said they had “little or no confidence” they can make their next payment on-time. Survey info is here.

Department of Health blog on what can be learned from the 1918 Flu Pandemic (including this image below!).

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from the Department of Health blog post

Virtual Kamiak Graduation

Friday's graduation ceremony is on Youtube, and it's must-see "tv"! Check it out here.


Garage Sale Season??

Our Mukilteo Garage Sale is still officially postponed to some future date in the fall, however individuals can still choose to have a garage sale on their own. The Herald looked into what the state's guidance is on garage sales. Short story is that they are considered gatherings, and would be part of our 5-people-outside-the-household per week. Article is here. It also suggests enforcement is up to the local agency. If we receive complaints, we would handle it as we have all COVID safe start complaints. We focus on education and share information about how to comply with the state guidance.

DVS Auction Open Today!

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 today! Check it out here.

State Guidance

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

Here is the Safe Start Plan for K-12 Schools.

Inspiration and Diversions

Washington's HistoryLink site has a great post every week with events from the current week throughout our state's history. Here is last week's post.

Cookie Dough pop-up food truck in Everett tonight, 4-8pm!

Tomorrow at noon, the Holocaust Center for Humanity hosts an online conversation with three change-makers who are advocates of Holocaust education and who are working in Washington's school system to raise awareness of systemic racism and close the education and opportunity gap for students of color. More information here.

Join a free online class from the WSU Master Gardeners tomorrow from 7:00pm-7:45pm. They will cover growing vegetables in raised beds. As they say on their event site: "Raised beds are popular for growing vegetables, and there are reasons for that. They can make planting, maintaining, and harvesting easier for people of all ages. Learn more about them in this class." Register and learn more here.

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 City counts will be updated weekly starting today.

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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