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Mukiltean of the Day

The Mukiltean of June 9, 2020, is Pil Jae Kim, who donated 2000 masks to the City of Mukilteo.

As he told the Beacon, "I wanted to find a way to pay back to the community."

We love facial covering and mask donations! These are probably masks we can share in the community, so more to come.

Remember to help your neighbor in honor of Pil Jae Kim.

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.

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

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

Local COVID-19 Testing

You are still encouraged to reach out to your medical provider if you need a COVID-19 test. The Health District has local drive-thru testing if you are experiencing systems. They will be at the Mukilteo Library in about a week, but you won't be able to sign up for that until next week (June 19). They don’t want someone waiting 1-2 weeks for an appointment. Once the Department of Health populates the weekly schedule, people are able to select a date/location and time based on what is available in the coming seven days. The Health District testing information is here.

Travel Alert

Travel Alert: I-5 Express Lanes to Close Early Until Further Notice
With more businesses reopening under Phase 2, please be aware that the
Interstate 5 express lanes through Seattle will be fully closed early, at 8 p.m.
nightly, including weekends, and will reopen as usual the following
mornings. Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) advises
that this closure will remain in place until further notice.
Express lane hours of operation are as follows:
 Southbound – 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.
 Northbound – 11:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Protestors Urged to Help Stop the Spread

During the governor’s media availability yesterday, DOH Secretary John
Wiesman urged anyone who has been in a large crowd and wasn’t able
to maintain six feet of physical distance to help stop the spread of COVID19 by staying home and away from others for 14 days. Fourteen days is the
time it can take to develop symptoms of COVID-19. He also reminded
Washingtonians that anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 should
seek a test.

New Modeling

Tips for communicating when our normal non-verbal cues are difficult or blocked by facial coverings, from the Department of Health.

The State has a new modeling report on the spread of COVID. The report
estimates transmission was declining slightly in western Washington and
increasing in eastern Washington as of the end of May, with significant
variation from county to county. Read the full report here.

transmission graph

Volunteer Opportunity

The Everett Shower Station is open to serve those who do not have regular
access to shower facilities Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
They will be open through September 30, 2020.
Applicants should have experience working with teams and in-depth
knowledge of treating all people with dignity and respect. Volunteers will
be in constant contact with those suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder
(SUD) and/or mental health conditions. Narcan training and site supervision
For more information or to complete your volunteer applications, contact
Julia at (425) 285-7700.


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.

State Guidance

Inspiration and Diversions

A couple quick links!

A nurse located and was able to thank a firefighterwho rescued her 37 years ago, all because of coronavirus.

A river that flows through the beautiful Zion National Park will now be protected forever, thanks to the Nature Conservancy.

During stay home orders in the UK, a hotel stayed open to house the unsheltered, and they paid it back with odd jobs and support around the hotel, and some touching appreciation.

Saturday's CNN and Sesame Street Town Hall is on their site for viewing here, if you missed it!

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 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.

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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