Verdant Health Commission donates $11K to help feed Edmonds College students

To help provide food and assistance for Edmonds College students who are experiencing food insecurity during COVID-19, the Verdant Health Commission has donated $11,880 to the Edmonds College Foundation. “We appreciate the generosity of our community partners during this time,” said Edmonds College President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “Our students are facing significant challenges, and…

COVID-10 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 20, 2020

With the exception of a single new COVID-related death, the Wednesday, May 20 data from the Snohomish Health District present encouraging news in the various metrics we track for our daily update. New cases recorded in the past 24 hours (yellow chart) stands at nine, a new low for the entire reporting period and a…

Community Transit seeks input on transit use in response to COVID-19

During the state’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order Community Transit’s bus ridership has decreased approximately 70%. The agency has launched a survey to learn more about how riders and others view transit since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, and their priorities for the future. The survey is open to all Community Transit customers and…

State unemployment rate at 15.4% in April

Washington’s economy lost 527,000 jobs in April and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for April increased from 5.1 percent to 15.4 percent, according to figures released Wednesday by the State Employment Security Department (ESD). “The April jobs report numbers confirm what we already expected based on the record number of individuals who have…

Coronavirus Chronicles: The Juiceman cometh

When the coronavirus lockdown began, Larry Clarke of Mountlake Terrace looked at his Oldskool Juice Co. inventory of freshly squeezed juices in dismay. His usual outlets — hotels and restaurants — were closed. “I didn’t have distribution deals with grocery stores and I was thinking, how do I liquidate $10,000 of fresh product? I was…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 19, 2020

The Tuesday, May 19 data from the Snohomish Health District present a mixed bag of good and concerning news. New cases per day (yellow chart) is continuing its slow but steady upward trend, with 28 new cases reported Tuesday. But at the same time, more people are recovering and recovering faster. Total active cases in…

Larsen to host third COVID-19 telephone town hall May 20

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will host a live telephone town hall starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic with Second District residents. Larsen will hear residents’ concerns and provide an update on benefits available to Washingtonians suffering from the virus’ impacts. This telephone town hall is open to the public. Dial in at 855-962-0954…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 18, 2020

The Monday, May 18 data from the Snohomish Health District overall look encouraging, despite showing a slight uptick in resurgence of the virus in several of the metrics we track. We have also added three additional charts. The first displays the latest data on how people were exposed to and acquired the virus. The other…

Inslee announces restart of all medical services in Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee Monday announced the state’s plan for all elective procedures to resume. Each medical or dental practice will assess their own readiness and their communities’ COVID-19 activity to determine whether, and to what degree, they will reopen, Inslee said. The proclamation requires that providers: Have appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers If…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 15, 2020

With one very notable exception, from the numbers standpoint the week ended on a positive note in the local battle with COVID-19. The Friday, May 15 data from the Snohomish Health District show a drop from yesterday’s spike in the number of new cases added (yellow chart) in the past 24 hours, with the new figure…

When did coronavirus first arrive? County briefing explores reports of early cases, discounts ‘patient zero’

The recent flurry of stories and speculation about when and where the coronavirus first entered the United States and Snohomish County took center stage in Friday morning’s press briefing by the Joint Information Center (JIC), Snohomish County Emergency Coordination Center. Speakers included County Executive Dave Somers, Snohomish Health District Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters, and Mark Murphy,…

COVID-19 daily update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 14, 2020

In contrast with Wednesday’s more rosy report, the Thursday, May 14 data from the Snohomish Health District show a resurgence of the virus in several of the metrics we track. But bear in mind that a one-day aberration does not necessarily auger the start of a new trend; only if these continue over an extended time…

More than a million workers have now filed for unemployment benefits, other assistance

More than a million workers in Washington have now filed for unemployment benefits or other related assistance since early March, a grim milestone as the state continues to grapple with the unprecedented economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, our online news partner The Seattle Times reports. For the week ending May 9, the Employment Security…

COVID-19 daily update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 13, 2020

The Wednesday, May 13 data from the Snohomish Health District provide a welcome dose of encouragement in the progress of our local battle with COVID-19 and, if these trends continue, suggest that we may finally be turning the corner in Snohomish County. Most notably, the number of active cases in the county (red chart) continued its…

COVID-19 daily update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 13, 2020

The Tuesday, May 12 data from the Snohomish Health District  paints a picture of incremental progress in our local battle with COVID-19.  The number of active cases in the county (red chart) continues its downward trend, moving from a record high of 1,033 on Friday to 831 in Tuesday’s report, the lowest daily gain since April…

Organizers decide to cancel 2020 Tour de Terrace summer festival

Citing safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tour de Terrace organizers announced Tuesday night that this year’s summer festival — which draws tens of thousands of visitors to Mountlake Terrace each July — has been canceled. Although canceling the festival was “a bitter pill to swallow,”  Tour de Terrace’s Tisa Smith said that organizers…

Free May 14 webinar focuses on ways to stay healthy during a pandemic

Dr. Amber Content, ND of Mountlake Terrace-based Monarch Regenerative Medicine is hosting a series of free webinars aimed at discussing how to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to help participants gain control of their health, boost their immune systems and reduce their risk. The first webinar is Thursday, May 14 at…

Inslee announces contact tracing initiative aimed at slowing spread of COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced the launch of a statewide contact tracing plan that will allow more businesses to open and more people to be active in public, while helping to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Contact tracing is another tool in our toolbox for tackling COVID-19 in Washington,” Inslee said. “While…