Message to the community regarding “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order

By Office of the Mayor | City of Lynnwood

Last night, Governor Jay Inslee announced his statewide order to Washingtonians to stay home in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. This order is called “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” and it requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. It bans all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes. And it closes all businesses except essential businesses.

You might ask, “what does this mean for me as a Lynnwood resident?” As the Mayor of Lynnwood, I am asking that each and every Lynnwoodian do their part to follow the Governor’s orders. Please stay home, and stay healthy!

The Governor has provided a List of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring that critical public health and safety continue.

The Governor’s Order calls for all of us to do our part and to stay home as much as we possibly can. This is not a shelter-in-place order. You won’t need any special certifications or notes to leave your house. But we are asking that you please take this order seriously and do what you can to minimize your time outside of your home.

  • You can still go outside for a walk or bike ride (but be sure to keep your distance from others!)
  • You can still go to the grocery store, pharmacy, and gas station.
  • You can still go to work if your profession is listed on the Governor’s Critical Infrastructure Workers list or you can work from home.
  • You can still seek medical care.
  • You can still get take-out from your favorite Lynnwood restaurant.
  • You can still keep in touch with family and friends through calls, emails, text, video chat, and letters.

Lynnwood, I know we can do this. This is a stressful time, but we’re all in this together. I encourage you to practice self-care, in whatever form that works best for you. Whether it’s meditation, prayer, a nice long walk, phoning or messaging a friend, or cooking, do something for yourself and for your mental well-being. Check in on those that may be feeling isolated, those that need a little extra support. We have an amazing community, and we will get through this together. #StayHomeLynnwood

Mario Lotmore

Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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