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Today, We Are In Phase 2

A reminder about some of the changes from Friday, most start Thursday this week:

In Phase 2, only five people at one time are allowed in indoor fitness studios — including indoor pools, ice rinks, volleyball courts and tennis facilities. That number doesn't include staff and is limited to small group instruction or private training.
Mini golf, bowling alleys, arcades and card rooms are prohibited from opening.
Live entertainment, both indoor and outdoor, is not allowed across the state. This includes drive-in concerts, comedy clubs and music in restaurants.
Religious services in Phase 2 counties can be held at 25% capacity, or up to 200 people, whichever is less. Households must remain six feet apart at services.
Indoor dining at restaurants will now be limited to people in the same household. No meeting friends or extended family for dinner, unless there is outdoor seating. Alcohol service has to end at 10pm.
Restaurants are also required to close gaming and social areas, including pool tables, dart boards and video games.
All bars and breweries will be closed for indoor service. Bars can continue outdoor service.
Starting August 6: Wedding and funeral ceremonies are allowed to continue, but receptions are banned across the state. For ceremonies, indoor occupancy can't exceed 20% or 30 people, whichever is less. Remember, that applies to private and public facilities- your backyard, your church or other facility.

Wear A Mask!

Thanks to incoming Kamiak senior Sally Schafer for this comic, to remind us to wear masks!

Coronavirus Comic Strip

Coolest Pet Contest!


Do you have the coolest pet in Mukilteo? Now is the chance to show him or her off, at the Mukilteo Kiwanis Coolest Pet Fundraiser. You can find out more here. You might even see this beauty, Crookshanks, the "first cat of Mukilteo," aka. my cat!

Education In the News

Time: And so as the pandemic continues its rampant spread, children’s education is shaping up to be yet another avoidable tragedy of America’s dismal response.

Geekwire: What the science says about reopening schools: Experts call for nuanced approach, based on data (story covers lots of Washington schools and experts).

Politico: The self-inflicted damage of the world's closed schools.

COVID in the News

Reuters explains pooled testing and how it can speed up testing efforts (though there are drawbacks in locations where coronavirus is more prevalent, or when it dilutes positive material).

We flattened the curve before- we can do it again (State Department of Health).

A BBC article asks, Why are Americans so angry about masks?

NPR: Even as coronavirus cases spiral upward across the United States to levels surpassing this spring's surge, these experts argue that if Americans start wearing masks en masse, the U.S. may yet avoid a return to lockdown measures. One of their findings, a conservative one, they say: If 95% of people wear cloth masks when they're out and about interacting with other people, it reduces transmission by at least 30%. In other words, each infected person will go on to infect 30% fewer people.

Drive-thru testing appointments are available this week, check this site to see if you qualify and to register.

Remembering Congressman John Lewis

As we honor the memory of civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis, some can share strong, close memories. This is a great editorial: "I was 12 years old when John Lewis took me on my first civil rights march." (Washington Post).

Help Kids: Get a Food Truck Dinner!

The Here and There Grill food truck is doing a fundraiser for Boys and Girls Clubs Snohomish County this week. They will be at Mukilteo's Boys and Girls Club on Friday! Let's make it the best day of their week for them.
A portion of each purchase goes to BGCSC, and you must preorder. Details can be found online here.
Please help support this amazing organization!

Dinner for 2 includes individual choice of entrees + summer salad + roasted garlic focaccia bread $45+tax
Entree choices:
-Stuffed Potato - bbq pulled pork, sauteed mushrooms, cheddar, sour cream, scallions, broccoli with roasted carrots
-Vegetarian Lasagna - zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, marinara, sundried tomato bechamel sauce, with ratatouille
-Chicken Piccata - lemon caper butter, creamy mashed potatoes, grilled broccolini

Kid’s meal for 2 $18+tax options are Homemade Chicken Strips or 3 Cheese Mac ‘n Cheese.

They also have dessert and drink options!

Inspiration and Diversions

According to this AP article published in U.S. News and World Reports, musician Shamarr Allen, who lives in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, is offering kids trumpets in exchange for guns. Allen told news agencies that he has a 9-year-old son and started the project the day after another 9-year-old boy was shot and killed. Allen says several musicians have agreed to offer free virtual lessons to kids who get the trumpets.

Comet Neowise passed by earth last week. Check out some photos on the Mukilteo Beacon from residents in town.

State Guidance

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

Locally, Everett's Getting to Safe Guide is a great resource.

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 86 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo (2 new cases), and 72 individuals who are recovered.

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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