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See below for today's COVID-19 information. Please forward as widely as you would like.
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What's New Today?

Make sure to complete the census! 66.3% of our city has done it. That means 33.7% have not yet!

Governor Inslee has a 3pm press conference. California has announced their indicators for how to reopen, so my guess is that this will be a similar topic. Link is here to view online.

Call 911 When You Need It

A message from Providence Regional Medical Center Everett:

Even during the Covid-19 pandemic heart attacks, strokes, accidents, severe bleeding, and other life-threatening illnesses happen. Early treatment can significantly improve your outcome. Don’t let COVID-19 keep you from coming to the hospital in an emergency. Don’t delay. Call 911. We’re here to take care of you, all of you.

Their patient volumes are really down, so there is a sense that people are afraid to use the resources available, or afraid of the hospital itself. Call 911 if you need help.

Local Food Truck Visiting

Edmonds-based Here and There Grill will be at Olympic View Middle School on Friday night for drive through pick up when you order ahead. Pre-order by 2:30pm on Friday, and make sure to choose your neighborhood code, MUKILTEO. Menu and link to order online are here:

Links and Resources

Added some new food business-specific links below- best practices for pick up and delivery and for when an employee gets sick.

PSE has a plan for those with limited income (below $2658 per month for an individual, $5458 for a household of 4) to pay their energy bill from March-August, up to $1000. Learn more here. It's a big fund, $11m, but it will run out, so check it out if you think you might be eligible. You can call, but they'll just walk you through applying online.

Read a letter from Council President Richard Emeryabout COVID-19, our stay home orders, and what our world will look like as we move forward.

Share Your Story

Share your COVID story with the Washington State Historical Society. Future Washingtonians are going to want to know what happened during this pandemic. They're going to wonder how we coped with the suddenly vacated office buildings, closed restaurants, and curtailed services. They'll want to know stories of personal consequences such as canceled graduations, postponed weddings, and school closures. They'll be curious about what we did during the Stay Home/Stay Healthy orders, and how we managed to come together to help one another.
Visit the Washington State Historical Society’s web page to learn how you can help collect and preserve artifacts and stories:

Adopt Your Street

If you're taking this time to go for a walk (or multiple walks per day...), think about taking time to pick up trash along the way! The City has an Adopt a Street program that is a good place to check out for tips on cleaning up safely. If you're interested in signing up in the future, the program page is found here.

Drive-Thru Testing

Snohomish Health District (SHD) testing appointments will only be available tomorrow (4/16) from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3900 Broadway in Everett.
SHD has updated the criteria for testing.
A person may be eligible for testing if they are experiencing any of the
following symptoms:
- Cough
- Sore throat
- Fever of at least 100.4
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
To schedule an appointment please visit SHD’s webpage.
After April 16, the testing site location at 3900 Broadway in Everett will
be demobilized. The Health District will evaluate available supplies on a
weekly basis to determine if additional 1- or 2-day drive-thru testing sites
could be opened in other locations around Snohomish County.
Announcements will be made on Friday afternoons for any drive-thru
testing sites to be available the following week.
For more information, please read SHD’s news release.

Food Bank Support

Our firefighters gathered food donations that were given to our fire stations and passed them on to the Mukilteo Food Bank! There is a collection point at Fire Station 25 in Harbour Pointe if you want to join in supporting those in need. Just drop off food at their door near the flagpole (weekday 8am-4pm is best, but anytime is okay), ring the doorbell and step back 6 feet. If firefighters are not on a call they will pick up the bags and wave thank you; otherwise you can feel comfortable leaving your donation until they return to take inside.

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Travel Data

The new Arrivalist Daily Travel Index (DTI), an open source tool that is refreshed every 48 hours, tracks car trips from 50 miles away or farther on the state and county level across the U.S. They produced this information to measure how Snohomish County compared to the U.S. overall in its response to stay at home guidelines between January 2, 2020 and April 1, 2020.


More info on travel- Adara tracks flights and hotel stays. It's interesting to see the drop off.

Google mobility report also has info about travel habits. Here is the report specific to Snohomish County. You can also search their site to see other regions, and other countries.


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 49 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.

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

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.
• The Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club has remained open this entire time, providing childcare and support to our healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers. Healthcare providers are receiving free child care at this time, and other families are receiving care at a very discounted rate.

• 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 begins this week, 7-8am Monday-Thursday.
Albertsons, Haggen, and Safeway Tues. & Thurs. from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.; Target Wednesdays, first hour after opening; Whole Foods Daily, one hour before opening to the general public.
Discounted laptops for nonprofits and low-income households

• 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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