From Mayor Jennifer Gregerson: Governor Jay Inslee signed Proclamation 20-25.3 and outlined a “Safe Start” plan, a phased approach to re-open Washington’s economy. Under the plan, busineses and activities will re-open in phases with adequate social distancing measures & health standards in place. Businesses may also need to meet additional requirements developed specifically for their industry.
All state reopening guidelines can be found here.
Snohomish County is currently in Phase 1, although counties with a population of less than 75,000 that have not identified a resident with COVID-19 the three most consecutive weeks may request an exemption from specific aspects of the Safe Start phasing plan. It is anticipated that Snohomish County could move to Phase 2 by June 22 if the number of COVID cases decreases.
If this timeline still feels like forever, your feelings are valid. Here’s a public health article about that frustration and this challenge.
Keep up the Social Distancing: A King County disease modeling study shows that reopening too quickly 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. This article from King County Public Health is a good reminder about why it’s important to keep it up. Not seeing friends and family is hard, but it’s worth it. The Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Health order has been extended through May 31.
We opened some of our parks on May 5. Mukilteo will continue to stick to the guidelines of the Governor’s order, and will continue to educate the public on the issue. If you are concerned about violations, please email email@example.com to notify us for enforcement/education.
How to take off and reuse a face mask courtesy of Montana State University: Face-Mask-Taking-Off-For-Reuse
Join the statewide Mask Challenge! See this video from Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib.
Face Covering Backgrounder for information about the City’s support of the mask order
⇒ Special Shopping Hours for Seniors, Other At-Risk People: QFC: 7-8am Monday-Thursday; 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.
Know the facts, learn more, find information and resources and get the latest updates about COVID-19
|Name of Resource||Topic of Information||Online Link|
|Snohomish Health District||Daily Health District Updates for COVID-19||SHD Novel Coronavirus 2019|
|Snohomish Health District||Suspension of In-person Services||SHD Suspension of In-person Services|
|Washington State Department of Health||Daily Updates of COVID-19||State Department of Health COVID-19|
|Centers for Disease Control & Prevention||Daily Updates of COVID-19||CDC COVID-19 Information|
|Public Health - Seattle & King County||Testing Guidelines for COVID-19||CDC COVID-19 Testing Guidelines|
|Washington State Department of Health||COVID-19 Fact Sheet in Multiple Languages||COVID-19 Fact Sheet|
|Public Health - Seattle & King County||COVID-10 Disease Information in Multiple Languages||COVID-19 Disease|
|Washington State Department of Health||Educational materials in 26+ languages||COVID-19 Educational Materials in Multiple Languages|