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Mayor Gregerson Temporarily Suspends Plastic Bag Ban for 30 Days

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On March 25, 2020, Mayor Jennifer Gregerson issued a Proclamation of Emergency temporarily suspending the ban on single-use plastic bags.  Recently, the City became aware that certain grocers and retailers suspended use of customer-provided reusable bags in order to prevent contact that could spread COVID-19. As a result, these retailers were out of compliance with Chapter […]

Resiliency: Overcoming the uncertainty of life during COVID-19

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By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Behavioral Health Community Support Specialist Laura Mote and Children’s Mental Health Liaison Liza Patchen-Short and are working to help Snohomish County residents cope with public fear, restrictions on daily life and isolation from mandated social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. “What happens right now is a lot of […]

Lynnwood Police Dept. providing services and support

Lynnwood Police

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Amidst the coronavirus health crisis, Lynnwood’s Community Health and Safety Section Outreach Team continue to provide services and support. “These are certainly unprecedented times for all service providers and first responders,” said the team’s police social worker Ashley Dawson. “We continue to work closely with our existing clients, […]

Snohomish County Red Cross blood drive

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Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Red Cross has had to cancel 7,000 blood drives nationally, resulting in 200,000 fewer blood donations. The nonprofit organization relies on businesses and schools to host its blood drives, the majority of which have temporarily closed to decrease the spread of the virus.  The Red Cross […]

Great Mukilteo Garage Sale and Spring Cleanup Postponed

By Nancy Passovoy | Office of the Mayor, City of Mukilteo Mukilteo, WA, March 30 – In order to follow CDC guidelines on social distancing due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Stay Home order, the upcoming 2020 Great Mukilteo Garage Sale and the Spring Cleanup has been rescheduled for the fall. Waste Management (WM) will […]

Individual property tax deadline extended to June 1

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By Office of the Treasurer | Snohomish County EVERETT, Snohomish County, March 30, 2020 — Due to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Snohomish County Treasurer Brian Sullivan and Executive Dave Somers have extended the first-half 2020 property tax deadline to June 1, 2020. This Executive Order only applies to residents who pay […]

Angel of the Winds Arena to be Quarantine Facility

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Kent Patton | Snohomish County Press Release SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., – Snohomish County will open a COVID-19 isolation and quarantine site next week at the Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett.  This facility will provide a site for temporary isolation and quarantine for those who may not be able to recover in their own […]

Boeing Assists with COVID-19 Recovery and Relief Efforts

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March 27, 2020—Boeing continues to support our communities and the heroic healthcare professionals working tirelessly to stop the COVID-19 virus. We’re taking additional steps to support COVID-19 recovery and relief efforts. These include: Boeing will begin using its 3D printing capabilities at several facilities across the United States to manufacture face shields to help protect […]

Mayor Gregerson Sends Safe Storage Message


By Nancy Passovoy | Office of the Mayor, City of Mukilteo City of Mukilteo, March 26 – City of Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson is encouraging gun owners to securely store firearms in order to keep guns out of the hands of children and teens to prevent unintentional shootings and gun related suicides. While responsible gun owners […]

Sound Transit to temporarily reduce additional Express routes

Sound Transit

March 26, 2020 – With ridership on trains and buses down by an estimated 83 percent, Sound Transit will introduce service reductions on additional ST Express routes starting Monday, March 30. With these further responses to the COVID-19 outbreak riders need to anticipate reduced service on almost all ST Express routes as well as on […]

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