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We are in Phase 2 in Snohomish County effective immediately! Mark your calendar for Phase 3 in pencil. It's required to be three weeks away, and I suggest thinking about July 1 as a possible date (I will change this as I hear more information and/or rumors!).

Mukiltean of the Day

The Mukilteans of June 8, 2020, are current and former Kamiak students Jordyn Porea, Alex Callaway and Joshua Binda. These young Mukilteans organized a successful, peaceful protest and march yesterday. I was impressed and moved with their organizing skills, their passion and their message. I am proud of the participants who came from throughout the region and used their feet, their wheels and their voices to join in, and follow these young leaders.

I also share my appreciation for the Police and Public Works staff who helped ensure that it went off without a hitch, and that everyone stayed safe. On short notice, they jumped in for the Sunday effort, showed respect, and ensured our city was a safe place for these voices of all ages.

Do you know someone who deserves to be the Mukiltean of the Day? Nominate them.

Today, We Are In Phase 2!

Snohomish County has been approved for Phase 2! The Dept of Health approval letter can be found here.

The state website shows the guidance for businesses, and the graphic below links to the full Safe Start report for details on what phase 2 means.

Remember, businesses, organizations and activities do not need to apply to reopen. They are eligible to open at any time, and should be following the industry guidance to make sure they are doing it right (apply for an Open For Business sign to show your compliance to customers!)

In Phase 2, general guidelines include:
 Gatherings with no more than 5 people from outside your household per week. This includes outdoor recreation like camping, hiking or beach trips.
 High-risk populations – such as people older than 60, those with underlying health conditions, or pregnant women – should continue to stay home aside from essential business and errands.
 Non-essential travel will be limited to activities that are approved to reopen under Phase 2, and those will come with health and safety guidance to follow. For example, restaurants could reopen at limited on-site capacity, with appropriate social distancing, no more than five customers per table, and no bar-area seating.
 For people who can continue to work remotely, teleworking is strongly encouraged.

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

King County is in modified Phase 1, with additional information here.


With the beginning of Phase 2, the City has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and Discover Mukilteo to allow businesses a way to demonstrate their compliance with the state guidelines, and to let the community know they are ready to welcome customers. More information and how to apply to show you are Open for Business can be found here.

The Everett Getting to Safe Guide is another good resource for businesses.

Events and Resources

Graduates, you may not be able to walk in your cap and gown, but you can wear it to Dick's to get a free cheeseburger or hamburger! Visit anytime before June 21. You can find information about their online graduate celebration on June 18 here.

Opportunities to donate and receive face coverings in Everett: Event and location info here. The event is today until 1pm, but it's weekly every Monday.

In The News

Photos of a world venturing out this weekend: Seattle Times

Teen workers who took on full-time jobs as essential workers in the food and grocery industry during COVID-19: Washington Post. It's a reminder to look your grocery worker in the eyes and say thank you.

Keeping your home safe for your kids this summer, some tips: New York Times article

As day care centers reopen, will parents send their kids? New York Times article

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! I acknowledge it in our City every year.

PPE at the Dentist

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner has heard
from consumers that some are being billed an out-of-pocket surcharge for
personal protective equipment (PPE) by their dentists because their
insurance won’t cover the cost. The Insurance Commissioner has heard
patients are being charged $10 to $30 for PPE.
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner advises that dental insurers can
choose to cover PPE costs. Delta Dental is the only insurer that has announced they are covering the costs.

State Guidance

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

Inspiration and Diversions

Crosscut has a great article covering the history of protest in the Seattle area, including the Everett Massacre in 1916. There is more information hosted by the Everett Public Library here, and the UW Library historical records collection.

Tune in to Radio Recliner! Radio Recliner is a pirate radio station run by real Resident DJs at senior living communities across the country, so they can stay connected while they are confined to their rooms. They have a new show everyday at 9am Pacific. Current DJs include DJ Sassy Sara who says, "I'm just a little Southern pistol from Georgia and I'm here to entertain you. I've been sassy a long time."

Europe's biggest owl, the Eurasian Eagle Owl, made a nest right outside the window of a delightful man who is loving it. She hatched three baby chicks, too! Check out the video on twitter.

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.

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 67 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.

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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