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 9:23 AM, 09/11/2020
Transit Service Changes
Starting on Sunday, September 20th, Community Transit will be enacting new service changes. The full summary is here. In Mukilteo:
Route 113 (our local neighborhood route)
* During peak morning and afternoon times, trips will be every 30 minutes
* Trips will be every 60 minutes during off-peak times.
* On Sundays, the southbound 9 p.m. trip departing Alderwood Mall has been restored.
* On weekdays, the last northbound trip departing Lynnwood Transit Center/Bay 3 will leave at 10 p.m.
Route 417 (commute route to downtown Seattle)
* Restores trips from original March 2020 service: 2 southbound trips, 1 northbound trip
* Trips are adjusted to serve the new transit station at the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal
Route 880 (commute route to UW)
* 1 southbound trip restored and 3 northbound trips restored
* Southbound trip schedules adjusted for service at new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal
Support the Boys and Girls Club
This year like no other, the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club is bringing the Spirit of Aloha to us with their first-ever ONLINE Luau and Auction on September 26!
From free childcare for healthcare workers and first responders, social support for kids dealing with the stress of social distancing, and academic tutoring and mentoring to make sure kids don’t fall through the cracks of online schooling, the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club supports the needs of our community.
Now, they’re counting on YOUR support for their annual Luau and Auction fundraiser. Although they’ll be hosting the event online this year, they do plan to bring the same energy and sense of community that the Luau has provided for 51 years running.
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and this year it comes at a particularly difficult time for many people in our community. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that 1 in 4 people aged 18-24 have had suicidal thoughts in the month preceding the survey, which was conducted in June. Behind that statistic is people experiencing racism, worrying about their jobs, and feeling the pandemic’s threat to their health. It is clear that these unprecedented times are having profound impacts on the mental health of people of all ages.
Together we can play an important role in de-stigmatizing mental health by talking openly about it. We can help one another by checking in on one another. Effective and compassionate resources are available for you, a loved one, or a colleague, 24 hours a day, and many people have found hope and support through them:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Connections helpline: 866-4CRISIS (427-4747), a 24-hour crisis line
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with trained crisis counselors about anything that’s on your mind. Free, 24/7, and confidential.
- For immediate crises, call 911 right away.
Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families has resources for paying for childcare.
In related news, the Boys and Girls Club now offers 50% discounts to all families for childcare, thanks to Snohomish County CARES Funding. More information here, rates are approximately $100 per week.
Port of Seattle reports that they have installed a new ventilation system which helps reduce transmission if airborne viruses like the coronavirus.
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.