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 10:29 AM, 5/20/2020
Congressman Rick Larsen is hosting a town hall today at 4pm. You can call in at 855.962.0954, or sign up for audio live stream: larsen.house.gov/live
Uber is now requiring face masks for drivers and passengers, certified with photos before a driver is dispatched. (Uber news release)
Get ready for a June Bike Month! Cascade Bike Club has information, including the June 19th bike everywhere day.
Stay Safe in Parks
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, I know many of us are thinking about the possibility of visiting parks. The National Park Service has reminders about staying safe in parks, as does Washington State Park’s site (which also has a list of the parks that are open).
Stay At Home Extended
Washington State Parks to re-open.
We know now the Stay Home order will be extended past May 30, probably indefinitely. Even with that planned announcement, my advice is to prepare plans but don’t assume your Mukilteo-area business or activity will be reopening anytime in May until we hear details. This dashboard is informing decisions at the State level. Note when our region looks different from the rest of the state, and faces different risks and different levels of reopening. This King County disease modeling study shows that reopening this weekend would result in a higher case count peak by the end of May than we had in March, so physical distancing in our area is still really important.
Mukilteo Parks Reopening
Beginning May 5th, Lighthouse Park, 92nd Street, Tails and Trails Dog Park and Edgewater Beach will all be open for walking, running, boating and fishing. Restrooms will be open at Lighthouse Park from 7am-7pm.
The playgrounds and volleyball area are not open.
On the waterfront, paid parking and boat launch fees are in effect. Residents may continue to use their existing parking passes until new passes are mailed to them.
Please consider donating food to the Mukilteo Food Bank. Your help is needed more than ever. In addition, a message from our Firefighters- they really appreciate the community support and food that has been dropped off at the station! However, they would like to encourage our residents to direct those donations to the Food Bank. There are so many of us who have lost their jobs and really need that support.
Governor Inslee has authorized an extension of driver’s license expiration dates for 90 days (April 3-July 3). CDL’s are also extended through June 30.
I’ve mentioned it before, but blood donors are greatly needed.You can make an appointment for donation by visiting www.bloodworksnw.org or by calling 800-398-7888.
Face coverings or masks are now recommended by both the CDC and our State’s Department of Health (their full guidance document is here).
Don’t forget to order take out when you can (or buy a gift certificate) to local restaurants!
WIC (women infants and children) is open and delivering benefits remotely
For families whose situation may have changed due to COVID-19, they may qualify for WIC. To find a WIC clinic call 1-800-322-2588 or text “WIC” to 96859. Families who do not use WIC could help our WIC families by leaving WIC products on the shelf and choosing something else if possible. The products marked with a WIC shelf tag are the only things WIC families are able to buy with their WIC benefit.
Washington State Ferries Changes
Muk/Clin – Service Changes to Mukilteo/Clinton Route Began March 29
Washington State Ferries is temporarily canceling a pair of late night sailings on the Mukilteo/Clinton route due to significant declines in ridership. The changes began on Sunday, March 29 and are tentatively scheduled to last through April 25.
The following sailings will be cancelled:
- 12:30 a.m. from Clinton to Mukilteo
- 1:05 a.m. from Mukilteo to Clinton
Along with extending the winter sailing schedule through April 25, these service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.
For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.
Getting Tested: The Apple web app is a nice way to walk through the CDC info on whether to get tested, whether to self-quarantine, etc: https://www.apple.com/covid19
Remember REAL ID, the federal requirement to upgrade your WA drivers license (or use a passport) for all air travel? It just got pushed out a year to October 2021.
Current Restrictions and Closures
- City Hall
- Rosehill Community Center
- Police Department Lobby
- Sno-Isle Public Library – See website for online options
- All Washington State Campgrounds until May 30.
Closed until at least May 30, 2020:
- Restaurants, bars, taverns, and food courts, including sit-down airport restaurants and bars.
- Wine, beer, and spirits tasting venues.
- Coffee shops, doughnut shops, and ice cream parlors.
- College and higher education campus dining halls
- Entertainment facilities: theaters, bowling alleys, non-tribal card rooms, museums, and art galleries.
- Gyms and fitness centers.
- Tattoo parlors.
- Barber shops, hair salons and nail salons.
- Youth sports and youth clubs.
- All gatherings with over 50 participants are prohibited.
- All gatherings with 50 participants or less are prohibited, UNLESS public health and social distancing criteria are met.
Community Transit is implementing a 25% service reduction starting on Monday. It looks like the commuter routes are reduced the most, with slightly fewer impacts to local routes (although I think Mukilteo’s 113 is now hourly). All the details on changes are here: https://www.communitytransit.org/reducedservice
- Grocery stores and pharmacies
- Childcare and daycare facilities
- School-based food distribution programs
- Convenience stores
- Take-out, delivery and drive-thru food and beverage services
- Sit-down restaurants may continue take-out and delivery service ONLY
- Retail outlets can stay open with reduced capacity
- Golf courses
Special Shopping Hours for Seniors, Other At-Risk People
A number of local grocery stores have announced special shopping hours for senior citizens and others with vulnerable immune systems.
QFC Monday-Thursday 7-8am.
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.
Resources for Businesses
Drive-Thru Testing Information – By Appointment
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
Ways you can support Small Businesses