Face Coverings Distribution
In late June, Governor Jay Inslee announced face coverings are mandatory in public places beginning June 26. Since that initial announcement, the face covering requirement has been expanded to include inside places of business.
The state has made available to all cities an allotment of cloth face coverings to be distributed to individuals at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. These face coverings are available for distribution directly to individuals or non-profit service providers.
The City received an allotment of 8,000 face coverings, and held distribution events on June 26 and June 27 in the City Hall parking lot. A total of 7,400 face coverings were distributed at those two events to non-profit agencies and individual residents.
The City has approximately 600 face coverings still on-hand and available for distribution. Eligible recipients may contact any of these service providers to coordinate receipt, or can email Rachel Adams to arrange receipt directly from the City. For anyone unsure if they meet the eligibility requirement, a chart of the Federal Poverty Level can be found here.
Dedicated COVID-19 Response and Resource Websites
The following sites are updated frequently.
- Snohomish Health District
- Snohomish County
- State of Washington
- Washington State Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
Snohomish Health District Frequently Asked Questions
The Snohomish Health District has updated their FAQ’s as of March 24, which can be found here (PDF).
Rumor Control: Fact or Fake
The Snohomish County Joint Information Center (JIC) has put together a Fact or Fake resource to address rumors in the community.
- Boys and Girls Club: offering reduced childcare costs and expanded scholarships. (360) 794-4775
- Cascade Community Church: providing emergency assistance and volunteers. (206) 486-2681
- Catholic Community Services: staff is working remotely and focusing on mental health and remote meetings. (425) 257-2111
- Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County: providing confidential services, resources and support to victims of domestic violence. (425) 252-2873
- Monroe School District: use the interactive map to find the meal service location closest to you and the locations throughout our community offering WiFi access. (360) 804-2500
- Sky Valley Food Bank: facility is reopened and an open market shopping program has been implemented, mostly outside. Appropriate dress and umbrellas on rainy days are encouraged. Normal operating hours have resumed: Monday, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. (360) 794-7959
- Snohomish County PUD: announced new guidelines for Income Qualified Assistance Program, which is now available to all customers at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. This will provide assistance to approximately 20% of Snohomish County residents. (425) 783-1000
- St. Vincent de Paul: offering rental and utility payment assistance. (425) 355-3504
- Take the Next Step: Community Resource Center providing help and assistance with immediate needs, connection to other resources throughout the community and county, and ongoing support and care for families and individuals. (360) 794-1022
- Volunteers of America: offering drive-up and pick-up meal service, and food bank and resource center facility is open; “send meals” service accepting applications. Also has showers on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Sky Valley Integrated Service Campus. (360) 793-2400
- YMCA: providing emergency child care for Sky Valley area; service offered free of charge to first responders and medical staff. "Showers After Hours" has been temporarily suspended. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
- The Monroe Police Department along with the County SAFE Teams and the Department of Emergency Management conducted welfare checks on the unsheltered population Thursday April 23rd. The contact team included physician, paramedic, social worker, and law enforcement.
- Food Gleanings at The Rock Church, Fridays at 4:00 p.m.
- Diapers, wipes, and formula from the grant that Catholic Community Services received from the Community Foundation of Snohomish County are available at St. Vincent De Paul. Amy Chestine will be at the Monroe Resource Center on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to accommodate those families or agencies that need diapers, wipes, formula, etc. Families can call the assistance line at (425) 355-3504 and let the assistance line helper know they are calling about diapers, Or email Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and coordinate a time to pick-up if Tuesday doesn’t work.
- Volunteers of America providing laundry service at the Sky Valley Integrated Service Campus in Sultan. Please call in advance for an appointment. (360) 793-2400
- Volunteers of America is also administering a rental assistance program through the Coronavirus Relief Prevention Program. Qualifying households will be able to receive up to three months of rent assistance, including amounts in arrears, or relocation to another unit if the current unit is no longer affordable. Flyers detailing the program are available in English and Spanish. Households in need of assistance should call 2-1-1 to complete the eligibility screening.