How to donate needed medical supplies to Swedish locations, including Edmonds

Want to help local hospitals during this time of need? Swedish Medical Center Foundation has provided the following list of needed medical supplies: Swedish notes that to ensure staff and financial resources can stay focused on addressing this pandemic, you are asked to only donate items that we can use for the COVID-19 response. List…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: March 23, 2020

Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing information. Our latest coverage As stay-at-home orders enacted to protect public health, local businesses begin shutting their doors Governor issues statewide stay-at-home order to slow spread of COVID-19 Edmonds…

Edmonds Chamber Foundation announces business-to-business support grants  

The Edmonds Chamber Foundation is offering grants of up to $500 to local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. In 2019, the Edmonds Chamber Foundation created the WISH Fund (When Inconvenient Stuff Happens) to help small businesses get back on their feet after an unexpected disaster. In its typical form, a small grant is awarded to…

Governor issues statewide stay-at-home order to slow spread of COVID-19

In a statewide television address Monday, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced he will sign a statewide order that requires Washingtonians to stay at home.  The order will last for two weeks and could be extended. The Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is similar to orders that other governors in places such as California and…

Now more than ever, the Edmonds Food Bank needs volunteers

The Edmonds Food Bank is now feeding more people who have been laid off, plus those who need more food to feed families who are home from school and work due to COVID-19. And that’s in addition to many regular customers. The organization not only needs donations — but volunteers. Many of the food bank’s…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: March 22, 2020

No updated case counts from Snohomish Health District March 22 — the agency says it will no longer provide new numbers on Sundays. However, for those craving graphics, check out CovidActNow.org. It was created by a team of data scientists, engineers and designers in partnership with epidemiologists, public health officials and political leaders to help understand how…

Snohomish County Executive announces closure of county park gates, bathrooms

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers Sunday announced the closure of Snohomish County park gates and bathrooms in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Play structures in parks were closed last week. According to a county announcement, these steps are being taken to better enforce social distancing and ensure all appropriate steps are being taken to prevent…

Mayor calls emergency Edmonds City Council meeting for 2 PM Sunday

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson is convening an emergency city council meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22,  to ask for approval to broaden his ability to legally expand the Shelter in Place effort in Edmonds. This is a public meeting but it is a virtual one, so it will be broadcast at 2 p.m. via…

Creative Retirement Institute is going online — temporarily

The Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by going online, at least in part. CRI, an organization affiliated with Edmonds Community College  and located on the Edmonds CC campus, is a member-driven, self-supporting organization whose mission is to provide affordable, quality, lifelong learning opportunities for adults in a supportive environment. Spring…

City of Edmonds closes access to beach parks, dog park

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing, the City of Edmonds has suspended access to its beach parks, including the off-leash dog park, effective immediately. The closure includes public restrooms and parking lots at Edmonds’ beaches, Marina Beach Park and Brackett’s Landing North Park, Deputy Parks and Recreation Superintendent…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: March 21, 2020

Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing information. Our latest coverage Lunch is served in downtown Edmonds– with a healthy side of social distancing Between Assignments: Unsettling times… With COVID-19 restrictions, Trinity Lutheran Church finding new…

Swedish closing its Edmonds birth center to make room for COVID-19 patients

The Swedish hospital system is closing its Edmonds Family Birth Center on March 26, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported Saturday night. The birth center space will be used for patients with COVID-19, spokeswoman Mafara Hobson said. “As our region prepares for an anticipated surge in COVID-positive patients, Swedish and other hospitals in our…

With COVID-19 restrictions, Trinity Lutheran Church finding new ways to engage those in need

With multiple worship services on Sundays, preschools for two different age groups from infants to preschoolers during the week, pastoral ministries from counseling to crisis care and outreach programs for the elderly, the homeless and others in need, Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood keeps a busy schedule in its mission of “Building. Belonging. Becoming.” But…

Lunch is served in downtown Edmonds– with a healthy side of social distancing

The famous Edmonds Kind of Positivity was on full display Saturday afternoon, as blue skies and sunshine beckoned folks out to enjoy the fresh air —  and an appropriately socially-distanced al fresco lunch, courtesy of several downtown restaurants. It was all smiles at A Very Taki Tiki as Bryan Benn greeted walkers at the newly…

Local residents get sewing to help address COVID 19-induced mask shortage

Edmonds resident Brian Potter learned how to sew as a teenager, in 8th-grade home-ec, and now he’s putting those skills to work making face masks for Polyclinics in the Puget Sound region. Heather Fadden of Mountlake Terrace, a broker with EXP Realty, is pushing out her own masks — more than 50 so far —…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: March 20, 2020

                            Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing informationTransportation Update: Sound Transit offers free fares, Community Transit reduces servicePort of Edmonds public restrooms…

Olympic View Water and Sewer District declares state of emergency

The Olympic View Water and Sewer District Board of Commissioners has declared a state of emergency in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The water and sewer district serves some of Edmonds and Woodway. As a result, the office has been closed to outside visitors, but staff will remain available to answer the phone and…

Sponsor spotlight: Downtown Edmonds businesses respond to COVID-19

In this uncertain time of the COVID-19 outbreak and school closures, the Edmonds Downtown Alliance is providing a list of how local Edmonds businesses are adjusting, implementing safety measures, and supporting our community. We will be adding to this list as we receive more information. Note that My Edmonds News also has a restaurant directory…