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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?

Thank You

Today, I want to share my thanks to local businesses that I know are contributing directly to COVID-19 response efforts.
Thanks to Kaas Tailored for mask production; Electroimpact for working with their 3D printer and other equipment on medical face shields and ventilator port pieces; Boeing for making face shields and offering use of the Dreamlifter for transport of supplies; and Omnitec Design of Mukilteo which is manufacturing a wide variety of medical equipment for COVID-19 response. Thanks to Mukilteo's Ace Hardware which has done a great job staying in touch with our Police Department whenever protective gear is available at their store. They have been one of our main resources, outside of regional and state supplies.

I know I missed others- email me to let me know about other businesses that we can celebrate.

I am also thankful to our local restaurants, grocers, food service and delivery services that are remaining open to offer essential supplies and, sometimes, just a bright spot to look forward to. If your days are like mine, they are punctuated with looking forward to planning the next meal! I know some of us have to make cut backs, but ensuring at least one take out order every once in awhile is a way to show support to those businesses and the sacrifices businesses and employees are making.

I am also so appreciative of all delivery and postal services that are bringing supplies to our doors. They are keeping us supplied and safe at home, at a risk to their families that they never anticipated. Let's all remember to keep those orders to the essential ones.

Do You Need Home Internet Access?

Or- do you know someone who needs more reliable internet, as online school is now required for all kids?

Comcast offers two months free if you sign up by April 20 for Internet Essentials

Frontier Lifeline provides a small discount on monthly bills.

Something We Can All Do


Here is another idea that was submitted to me about how we can all live together peacefully under this stay home order. For busy (or any) sidewalks, let's consider walking against the flow of traffic. So, walk on the left-hand side facing forward (facing cars or bikes traveling towards you). This will make it less likely that you'll need to move to the side to pass others.

The idea is similar to what QFC has implemented with their one-way aisles!

New Sites and Resources

New Washington State grants for small businesses announced today. $5m available statewide, grants are for businesses with under 10 FTEs for $10,000. Payroll and technology are not eligible. Six weeks for processing is anticipated. Economic Alliance of Snohomish County will be the administrator in our area.

Congressman Larsen is holding a telephone town hall tonight, April 7th at 6pm! He will be joined by Suzan “Suzi” LeVine, Commissioner of the Washington Employment Security Department, and Duane Fladland, Director of the Washington Small Business Development Centerto hear residents’ concerns and help answer questions about benefits available to workers and small businesses suffering from the virus’ impacts. Dial in: 855.962.0954, or sign up for audio live stream:

Department of Health has an updated website with graphics and aims to keep it updated each day at midnight.

University of Washington has a collection of suicide prevention resources, all in one spot. It's okay to ask for help.

What Can You Do?

cloth face covers

Face Covering guidelines from the CDC available 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 40 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

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.

• 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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