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I have posted all previous updates on the City website, if you're just joining us or want to reminisce about what we were worried about, all the way back to March 20th.

Mukilteo Spirit Week!

Spirit Week starts April 27th, get ready to join in! We have a different theme for each day of the week:
* Monday April 27 and May 4: “Honor Our High School Seniors Day.” Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, display purple at their residence or business and on their cars or bikes.
* Tuesday, April 28 and May 5, will be “Picnic in Your Yard Day.” Residents are asked to have lunch at 12:30 P.M., in their front yard to get out and see their neighbors, wave, and look for first responders and City officials to drive by their neighborhood.
* Wednesday, April 29 and May 6, will be “Lights on for Essential Workers.” Residents are asked to display lights outside or in their window to show support for those essential workers who continue to protect and serve the community. Blue lights are suggested for police, red for fire fighters, yellow for dispatchers, white for doctors and nurses, and holiday lights for restaurant, grocery and delivery workers.
* Thursday, April 30 and May 7, will be “Support our Mukilteo Businesses Day.” Residents are asked to order a take-home meal from a Mukilteo business as they remain open to provide food and services for the community. Businesses are encouraged to turn on their lights to show unified support among the business community.
* Friday, May 1 and 8, will be “Dress to Impress Day.” Residents are asked to shed pajamas and casual wear and get dressed to have a formal day at home. Community members can post their formal look on the City of Mukilteo Facebook page to enter the “Dress to Impress” contest.

Make a Difference

Remember to find/make and wear a mask in grocery stores and other places where it's hard to physically distance. Masks are recommended by the CDC and Washington's Department of Health, and more research shows that they do make a difference (NatureMedicine on surgical masks; The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Journal on face masks; coverage by Business Insider on the same Lancet research;

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Lighthouse Park For Walking

Remember, Lighthouse Park is closed, but okay to move through by walking or biking. It is not open for picnicking, use of firepits or the playground. The bathrooms are not open and parks are not open to sit and stay.

Enforcement will be stepped up this weekend. Please spread the word. Remember, you can always walk, bike, hike or run.


Thank You Helpers

Beginning next week, Jumbo Foods of Mukilteo will be donating 504 sandwiches per week to the Mukilteo Food Bank and 600 sandwiches per week to the Everett Gospel Mission for 12 weeks. This is awesome!

I toured Jumbo Foods a couple years ago. They got their start when taverns and pubs needed to provide food to stay open to comply with liquor laws. They would deliver sandwiches to them for sale (before some of them all got microwaves!). It reminded me of the old Ponderosa Tavern where the current Chevron is near Beverly Park Road. I have some family stories about my Grandma Donna playing the piano there... seemed like a place that would have been a Jumbo Foods customer!

Additional Rent Protections

The Governor expanded the rental protections to prohibit rent increases for residential and commercial tenants impacted by COVID (either impacted through illness or job or business loss or closure). Information is here. Landlords also have to provide a "reasonable payment plan" once these protection expire and rent is still owed.

It also extends the eviction moratorium and these new protections through June 4.

Farmers Market Season

Farmers’ market season is back, but physical distance is still required. Farmers’ markets are a popular and important place for communities across the state to buy fresh, healthy and locally-grown foods. Farmers’ markets and produce stands are considered essential businesses, which means they’re ok to operate as long as proper measures are in place to keep workers and customers safe. DOH has issued advice for grocery stores that also can help farmers’ market operators, and a blog post on safely shopping for groceries. The bottom line: shopping for food at the farmers’ market or local fruit stand isn’t any different than shopping at the grocery store – stay physically distant from other shoppers, wear a face mask or covering, and only stay as long as is necessary to purchase essential items.

Our Mukilteo Farmers Market is not coming back this year, but Edmonds and Everett will probably be open in May or June.

Links and Resources

Businesses: SBA is now unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program- the funds have all been awarded.

Resources for families: UW has a great collection of resources, including early education, elementary age education, education at play, science learning, and parenting. Check it out!

What Can You Do?

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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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