Updated on September 4, 2020: The COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health emergency is constantly evolving as more information is learned about it. Snohomish Health District is the city’s primary source for health updates and information regarding COVID-19. The Governor issued a Safe Start Proclamation and an amended plan for reopening the state county by county was announced. Currently, Snohomish County (including the City of Mountlake Terrace) is in Phase 2. For more information about the Safe Start Plan, visit https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/safe-start.
The city’s facilities are currently closed to the public (except for childcare at the Pavilion) and city services are being offered remotely via telephone, email, and online. Please check below for city news and information, community resources, support for businesses, and facility closure information.
Financially impacted by COVID-19? The community will help with unmet bills and food delivery.
The city and our community partners are in the process of offering grants of up to $500 per Mountlake Terrace household to help pay certain unmet bills and offer food delivery to home bound residents. Look for a postcard in your mail the week of September 14! These grants will be reimbursed to the city with federal CARES Act funds. There is also assistance available for basic needs by contacting www.KeepMLTStrong.com.
News Releases and Community Updates
- Council Approved CARES Funding for Food Delivery and Unmet Bills - September 3, 2020
- Offers Temporary Outdoor Use Permits - August 5, 2020
- Pop Up Food Pantry Coming To MLT - July 28, 2020
- MLT Seeks Nonprofit Partnerships to Assist Residents - July 24, 2020
- City Financial Report Shows Declines Due To Coronavirus - July 21, 2020
- MLT to Provide Face Coverings Citywide - July 9, 2020
- MLT Small Business Grants Available - June 30, 2020
- City To Provide Face Masks to Low Income Residents - June 26, 2020
- CARES Act Funding on City Council Agendas - June 9, 2020
- MLT Phase 2 Construction Update - June 8, 2020
- MLT Offering Child Care to Workers Returning Under Phase 2 - June 5, 2020
- MLT Recreation and Parks Phased Reopening Plan - June 2, 2020
- MLT Construction Restart Update - May 20, 2020
- Summer Events Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns - May 13, 2020
- City of MLT Launches Food Drive - May 7, 2020
- Community Update - May 5, 2020
- City Resumes Inspections for Existing Construction Projects - April 29, 2020
- Ballinger Boat Launch and Fishing Pier Reopening May 5 - April 28, 2020
- Community Update - April 24, 2020
- Community Update - April 17, 2020
- Written Public Comment Accepted for Council Meeting - April 16, 2020
- Small Business Emergency Grants Available - April 9, 2020
- Community Update - April 8, 2020
- Mountlake Terrace Declares Emergency to Address COVID-19 - April 6, 2020
- Impacts of Extended “Stay Home” Order - April 5, 2020
- Community Update - March 31, 2020
- Community Update - March 27, 2020
- Community Update - March 25, 2020
- Community Update - March 24, 2020
- City Updates in Response to COVID-19 Containment - March 23, 2020
- Community Update - March 20, 2020
- Community Update - March 19, 2020
- Community Update - March 18, 2020
- Community Update - March 17, 2020
- City Updates in Response to COVID-19 Containment - March 16, 2020
- Letter to Community - March 13, 2020
Financially impacted by COVID-19?
What's Available in Mountlake Terrace? KEEP MLT STRONG is an informal partnership of Mountlake Terrace organizations dedicated to keeping our community strong through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. At KEEP MLT STRONG you can either volunteer to lend a hand or ask for assistance. For example, you need help with grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, or paying your utility bills.
The community can help you with unmet bills and food delivery.
Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation is the lead agency and other partners include Calvary Fellowship Church, Concern for Neighbors Food Bank, Mountlake Terrace Business Association, MLTNews.com, resilientMLT.com, nextMLT.com, Mountlake Terrace Library, and the City of Mountlake Terrace.
Basic Needs Resources
- Face Masks or call 425-744-6225
- Cedarwood International Food Bank
- City of Mountlake Terrace Utilities Department
- Concern for Neighbors Food Bank
- Edmonds School District
- Edmonds School District Grab and Go Meal Program
- Veterans Assistance
Catholic Community Services has received funding from the Community Foundation of Snohomish County to distribute emergency baby diapers, wipes, and formula to any Snohomish County family who has been impacted by COVID-19. In South Snohomish County, the distribution location is St. Pius X Catholic Church (22209 58th Avenue W) in Mountlake Terrace through their Mercy House program. For assistance, please call (206) 487-2414.
Health and Safety Resources
- Safe Start Washington: A Phased Approach To Recovery, May 4, 2020
- Washington State Coronavirus Response
- Washington State Department of Health
- Snohomish County COVID-19 Response
- Snohomish Health District
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Washington State Governor’s Office News Releases
- COVID-19 Resources from Governor’s Office
- City of Mountlake Terrace Domestic Violence Program
- Guidance and Resources for Employers and Business Owners
- Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
- Small Business Liaisons Team - Contact Information
- Economic Alliance of Snohomish County Business Resources
- Washington State Department of Commerce (WSDOC) COVID-19 Information for Businesses
- Coronavirus and DOL Services
- Employment Security Department (ESD) Information for Workers & Businesses Affected by COVID-19
- Employment Security Department (ESD) Information for Workers & Businesses Eligibility
- Department of Commerce Crisis Planning Tools and Resources
Grants and Loans
- Round 2: Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants
- Apply Now for Round 2: Working Washington Small Business Grants
- CARES Act Small Business Relief Grant Overview and Narrative
- CARES Act Small Business Relief Grant Program Application
- Snohomish County - Small Business Relief, Recovery, and Resiliency (R3) Grant (Application Form)
- Snohomish County - First in Flight Fund Grant (Application Form)
- Small Businesses Association Disaster Loan Assistance | Apply Online
Mountlake Terrace Food Delivery and Takeout
MLTNews.com list has compiled a directory of Mountlake Terrace Restaurants & Eateries that offer takeout and delivery here. If you’re able to support our local businesses, please do so. For restaurants and eateries, please contact MLTNews.com with any updates.
For Mountlake Terrace Restaurant Owners and Patrons
A new #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz map helps residents find small businesses providing takeout or delivery in their neighborhood. The map also allows users to search for open small businesses in their neighborhood and navigate directly to their website or third-party delivery service page.
Restaurant, bar, cafe, & Breweries Add Your Location: If you are a business owner and want to add yourself to the map, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To verify that your restaurant is shown in the Restaurant-Owners Tool on the map or to add your business, follow these instructions.
Facility Updates - August 18, 2020
Following the Governor's Order to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” and the city’s Emergency Declaration issued on April 6, 2020, City Hall is closed to the public effective April 7, 2020. City services are available online or by telephone. If you have an emergency, call 911 or contact 425-776-1161 or email@example.com for general city questions.
Utility bills may paid online or placed outside in the payment box. Call 425-744-6214 for utility billing questions. Passport services are suspended until further notice.
Please call 425-744-6207 for development services information including inspections.
For USPS, UPS, FedEx or other deliveries & legal service, please knock or call 425-776-1161 during business hours (8am-5pm, Monday through Friday).
On March 17, the Snohomish Health District ordered the closure of “public venues in which people congregate for entertainment, social or recreation purposes.” With this in mind, the city has closed public playgrounds, park restrooms, gazebos, in Mountlake Terrace. Effective May 5, the city's boat launch and fishing pier are open to the public as well as trails and passive parks as long as social distancing is practiced. See "Recreation Pavilion", below, for phased in opening information for recreation and parks. The dog park, tennis and basketball courts and athletic fields are currently open with social distance guidelines in place. NOTE: The swimming pool will not open until Phase 3.
The city has closed the Police Station lobby to the public although the Police Department employees are still working onsite. Signage has been posted on the Police Station entrance and fines and payments may be placed in the Police Station payment box or mailed in. Fingerprinting and concealed pistol licenses (CPL) services are suspended until further notice and any other police business (not emergent or requiring an officer) can be handled over the phone at 425-670-8260. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1 and for non-emergencies, please use the Non-Emergency Line that goes through the police dispatchers at 425-407-3999.Recreation Pavilion
Currently, the Recreation Pavilion is closed to the public except for child care customers. The facility is not open on the weekend and phones will be answered between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for or get more information about our programs. Athletic fields are open for small group training of five or less and summer camps will begin Monday, June 29.
Reopening Plan: The following Recreation and Parks activities will be allowed in phases:
Phase 1: Passive areas, trails, fishing pier, boat launch, and disc golf.
Phase 2: Tennis courts, dog park, athletic fields, swim beach, gazebos, and park restrooms. (Snohomish County is currently in this phase.)
Phase 3: Most Pavilion amenities, Pavilion offices, camps and classes, lap/water fitness, basketball court, ballfields, dog park, and playgrounds.
Phase 4: All recreation activities, pool rentals, gym, and special events.
The Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center is closed for senior programming until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak in our area.
This closure affects is ALL programming that runs between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. All ongoing rentals and groups that use our facility for meetings, events and programming will continue if groups comply with current public health regulations. Visit their website for more information.
Mountlake Terrace Library
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The Library is offering contact-free services during the following hours: