As the City of Mukilteo and surrounding areas continue to monitor the latest information from the Snohomish Health District, Department of Health and Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus they ask community members to stay informed, calm and vigilant in order to keep our communities safe.
We put together a resource guide for local Mukilteo residents that will keep them informed with factual information.
This is a work in progress, we will be updating this information as it becomes available. Last update 9:53AM, 11/20/2020
Edmonds encourages free COVID-19 testing Nov. 23
The City of Edmonds is partnering with Verdant Health Commission and Medical Teams International to provide free, non-invasive COVID-19 testing Monday, November 23rd from 10am–5pm at the Edmonds Woodway High School South parking lot (enter off of 76th Ave W). This is a drive-thru event, but walk-ups will not be turned away.
“The goal is to test as many people in the community as possible,” said Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson. “You may not be showing symptoms, but could still spread the virus. Getting tested protects your loved ones.”
The City encourages residents to put the family in the car and get everyone tested. See the full Facebook post for more details.
This event is open to everyone including non-residents of Edmonds.
Holiday Trees for Salmon
Northwest Stream Center is hosting their “Holiday Trees for Salmon” event again this year. You can purchase a live potted tree, and after you decorate it for the holiday season, you can either plant the tree on your own, or return it to the Stream Center so that they can plant it next to a local salmon stream! Trees will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, December 1. Visit the website for more information, or to make a reservation to do the stream walk.
Today, We Are Under New Restrictions
New Safe Start restrictions announced Sunday, November 15, through December 14
The Governor announced new statewide restrictions on Sunday. They are effective as of yesterday at midnight (12:01 am Tuesday), except for where noted as in the case of restaurants (detailed below). If the activity is not listed, it should follow its current guidance. All K-12/higher education and childcare is exempt from the new restrictions and will follow current guidance. These restrictions do not apply to courts and court-related proceedings.
To help mitigate financial impacts on businesses and their employees, the state will commit $50 million in aid.
- Indoor social gatherings with people from outside your household are prohibited.
- Outdoor social gatherings should be limited to 5 people from outside your household.
- Restaurants and bars are closed for indoor service. Outdoor dining and to-go service is permitted. Outdoor dining must follow the outdoor dining restriction. Table size limited to 5 for outdoor dining. These restaurant restrictions go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, November 18.
- Fitness facilities and gyms are closed for indoor operations. Outdoor fitness classes may still occur but they are limited by the outdoor gathering restriction listed above. Drop off childcare is closed.
- Bowling Centers are closed for indoor service.
- Miscellaneous Venues: All retail activities and business meetings are prohibited. Only professional training and testing that cannot be performed remotely is allowed. Occupancy in each meeting room is limited to 25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
- Movie Theaters are closed for indoor service. Drive-in movie theaters are still permitted and must follow the current drive-in movie theater guidance.
- Museums/Zoos/Aquariums are closed for indoor service.
- Real Estate open houses are prohibited.
- Wedding and Funeral receptions are prohibited. Ceremonies are limited to no more than 30 people.
- In-store retail limited to 25% indoor occupancy and must close any common/congregate non-food related seating areas. Food court indoor seating is closed.
- Religious services limited to 25% indoor occupancy or no more than 200 people, whichever is fewer. No choir, band, or ensemble shall perform during the service. Soloists are permitted to perform. Facial coverings must be worn at all times by congregation members and no congregational singing.
- Professional Services are required to mandate that employees work from home when possible, and to close offices to the public. If they remain open, occupancy is restricted to 25%.
- Personal services are limited to 25% of maximum occupancy.
- Long-term Care Facilities are allowed outdoor visits only. Exceptions can be made for essential support person and end-of-life care.
- Youth (school and non-school) and adult sporting activities limited to outdoor only for intrateam practices, masks required for athletes.
State Guidance Updates
Lighthouse Park, Edgewater Beach, and 92nd Street Park reopened on May 5. Bathrooms are open only at Lighthouse Park at 7 am-7 pm. Playgrounds are now open, with warnings about cleaning schedules and advise to use at your own risk posted.
Trails and sidewalks continue to be open for your physical activity! Please respect a physical distance of six feet, and put your face covering on as you pass others.
All-City Facilities closure: City operations will continue via primary phone, email, and online. The public is encouraged to call (425) 263-8000 for assistance with City services or visit our website at www.mukilteowa.gov. 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.