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Governor Inslee will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. today (Thursday) to speak with members of Washington's hospitality, retail and auto industries to discuss the steps different industries are taking to safely reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Inslee will be joined by: Anthony Anton, Washington Hospitality Association; Renee Sunde, Washington Retail Association; and Jennifer Moran, Washington Auto Dealers Association.
You can livestream the press conference here.

Mukiltean of the Day

The Mukiltean of May 14, 2020 is Nicole Thomsen!

Nicole is one of our Planning Commissioners, where she does great work analyzing policy and providing feedback to the City. Her day job is at the Snohomish Health District! She's been at drive-thru testing centers and helping other efforts at the Health District, keeping us all safe.

Thanks to Nicole for her work!

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


Yesterday I mentioned the state site; today I have something closer to home: Volunteers of America has needs for volunteers at the locations listed below. Interested in volunteering? Please contact

VOAA volunteer needs

Join the Special Olympics Torch Run

Join the Virtual Law Enforcement Torch Run to support Special Olympics of Washington and together let’s raise $20,200 for these amazing athletes!!!
Click here for more information and register by May 19th 2020 to guarantee your 2020 LETR shirt by June 6th.
Run on June 6th, or on your own time, "run" as not a runner and do your own method, and join for 20 minutes and 20 seconds for a physically distant community run on June 6th!
Share your videos and pictures at

Monday Council Meeting

We have our regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Monday the 18th at 7pm. You can livestream it here, and also find the agenda (scroll down to the agenda area). You can listen in via the link or the gotomeeting number (call 571-317-3112, Access Code 693-923-197). You can email in comments to be read to our City Clerk (

The main topic on the agenda is the first quarter financial report, which doesn't yet reflect COVID impacts (Council Agenda link).

It's Mental Health Month

Take care of yourself!


Payroll Protection Still Available

For Round 2 of the Payroll Protection Program, approximately $56 billion in approved loans have been made by small lenders. The average loan size is $79,000, compared to $206,000 in Round 1. For Washington State, more than 50,288 loans worth $5 billion have been approved. That’s significantly more businesses than the first round meaning more Washington businesses are accessing PPP funds. As of May 5, approx. $135 billion in PPP funding is still available for small businesses. Don’t’ delay, contact your banker to submit an application.

State Guidance

The latest releases from the Governor on reopening:

Personal Services (hair, nail salons, tattoo artists)

Professional Services (accountants & tax preparers, architects, attorneys, engineers, financial advisors, IT, insurance agents, etc)

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

And, Mukiltean Todd Cook's latest blog post summarizing the current state of guidance from the State can be found here!


Upon request, a little reminder about Sakuma Japanese Restaurant. They have been here in our area since 1993, and they are still open! They are open for lunch on weekdays and dinner 5pm-9pm Monday-Saturday. Call them at 425-347-3063 to order.

Here is the full list, hosted by Discover Mukilteo: Restaurants That Are Open.

Contact Tracing

Governor Inslee announced the launch of a statewide contact tracing plan today that will allow more businesses to open and more people to be active in public while helping to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Press release here, and article here.

When someone tests positive for COVID-19, an interviewer will reach out by phone. They will ask who that person has been in close contact with, then reach out to those other people to let them know they have been exposed. People testing positive and their close contacts would need to confine themselves at home. This plan involves contacting people within 24 hours of a positive test result and talking to their close contacts within 48 hours.
The information collected is only used by public health professionals and is confidential. It will not be shared. Contacts will not be told the name of the person who may have exposed them to COVID-19. These professional interviewers will ask about symptoms, recent exposure and demographic questions such as age, address, gender and ethnicity.

Fun Diversions and Inspiration

Are the animals and wildlife around us actually behaving differently while we stay home? Seattle Met article

Broadway stars pay tribute to New York in a cool video found here!

A recommended new, fun cooking series: Nadiya’s Time to Eat on Netflix. Efficient and healthy recipes for busy families. Kids even love to watch her!

New Yorker crosswords, puzzles and games

City Information

Lighthouse Park, Edgewater Beach and 92nd Street Park will 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.

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 53 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo, with no deaths amongst those cases, and 50 individuals who are recovered (that's an increase of 3).
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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