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Today, We Are In Phase 2!

The state website shows the guidance for businesses, and thefull Safe Start reporthas details on what phase 2 means.

....but when is phase 3?! The Health District has their insights here.

Way more info from the Health District can be found here.

King County is in modified Phase 1, with additional information here. They applied for Phase 2 on Monday, so this could change soon.

If you are a business owner wondering which category you fit, you can ask the State via this online form.

New Business Grant Opportunity

Snohomish County has reopened their small business grants starting on Friday. This grant program is a key part of the relief and recovery
action Snohomish County is taking to help businesses impacted by the
pandemic. This grant program is part of the package of COVID-19
responses funded by CARES Act resources. You can learn more and apply here.

There is also a new child care grant option: The Washington State Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the first round of a new competitive Child Care Partnership grant program. Funding will support grants up to $100,000 each for collaborative efforts that expand child care capacity in communities throughout the state. More information here.

There is also still Paycheck Protection money left to apply for.

COVID Dashboard Data

the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released
the latest statewide situation report, which shows COVID-19 transmission
continued to increase in eastern Washington as of the end of May, with a
possible uptick in western Washington as well. While case counts had been trending flat in western Washington, small increases are now being observed. State and local officials will continue to monitor the region carefully to determine whether the slight increase in COVID-19 transmission shown in the report continues to grow. Report findings include possible transmission increases over Memorial Day weekend, but would not include increases that may have occurred following recent protests.



Black-owned businesses in Snohomish County.

eBay is helping businesses reconnect with customers by offering no selling
fees for new businesses through June 30.

Navigating grief in a time of COVID, from King County Public Health.

In the News

America’s Mental Health Pulse Surveys, released by the Cohen Veterans
Network in April and June 2020, examined the state of mental health of
Americans during the pandemic. The initial survey took an overall look at mental health in this country, with a deep dive into how veterans and military families are feeling. New data in June brings insight into how Frontline Healthcare Providers and First Responders have dealt with the pandemic. The study found that a majority of frontline health care workers and first responders expressed alarm over their mental health in response to their work during the COVID19 pandemic. For more information check out the article..

Oregon is pausing their reopening after new cases started to rise. The Oregonian

Experts rank 36 activities for their safety, with some good practical notes: from Michigan Live site.

Wear Masks or Facial Coverings

Widespread mask use could help us avoid a second wave, and limit infections. (NPR article). Here is the Governor's new Wear Masks Initiative.

City Recreation News

The recreation department has been an issuing an online newsletter (see below). You can sign up to receive it at this link.



The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce has a Virtual Breakfast meeting tomorrow. Members and non-members are welcome!
The guest speaker is Debra Bordsen of Domestic Violence Services. She’ll share important information around domestic violence during quarantine, as well as share their online fundraiser. In Mukilteo, we had a spike in domestic violence calls to the police in the last week. Normally we receive 1-2 calls per week, last week it was 8 calls. Small numbers but they represent our neighbors and families. You can register here for their event.

The Community Cat Coalition is doing a drive-up cat fundraiser and food drive this Saturday! They will be practicing social distancing and collecting your donations from your car at 8004 Mukilteo Speedway.

CCC Drive Up Cat Fundraiser and Food Drive on June 20 2020 - JPG Photo

Mariner Virtual Graduation

Mariner High School also heard their virtual graduation last week! We celebrated Kamiak on Monday, here are some inspiring shots from Mariner's celebration. Watch the whole thing here!


Food at the New WSF Ferry Terminal

WSF has paused their RFP process to find a new vendor for the outside vendor space at the new terminal. The terminal (as of this week) is expected to open in December 2020 or January 2021. It is supposed to have outdoor food space inside the fenced holding lane area. However, their first RFP process only received two responses, and the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses’ ability to respond to an RFP or start a new business. In addition, estimates for adding the utilities to the vendor site have come back significantly higher than WSF first estimated. They expect to reissue an RFP early next year.

DVS Auction Open Today!

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County has moved their big annual chocolate lovers auction online, and it's a great chance to get your silent auction and shopping fix, while supporting a very important organization. It opens today! Check it out here.

State Guidance

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

Here is the Safe Start Plan for K-12 Schools.

Inspiration and Diversions

A joyous story from Portland's Black Girls Do Bike who planned a bike ride with friends and were joined by 2,000 cyclists!


And some other treasures from the internet below! (see if you can read the first one without singing along)

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from Cruise Memes Facebook page

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 68 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo (1 new case), with no deaths amongst those cases, and 60 individuals who are recovered (no new recovered individuals).
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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