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Carnegie Center to reopen

The Carnegie Resource Center in Everett was slated to reopen Monday.

The center had been closed for cleaning after a person who was recently there came into close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Lynnwood rec center pauses programs

Lynnwood officials continue to monitor the quickly evolving situation regarding COVID-19. The Lynnwood Recreation Center will remain open with regular business hours, with the following changes:

All registered and/or instructed classes will be canceled until April 5.

All public beach, recreational and open swims are canceled until April 5.

The senior center and senior programming will be closed through April 30.

Stock up on prescriptions

In light of potential COVID-19 quarantine, the Snohomish Health District recommends stocking up if you take prescription medications regularly. Make a list of all the medicines that you need and ask the pharmacy or your health care provider if you can have an extra supply or early refill.

Even the coffee is canceled

As state and national efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 continue, the Washington State Department of Transportation is temporarily suspending the Free Coffee Volunteer Program at safety rest areas, beginning Monday until further notice. Statewide, 37 of the 47 safety rest areas offer the Free Coffee Program. This is a continuation of efforts to slow the spread of the virus through social distancing, minimizing touch points and limiting close personal contact. Visitors to the Evergreen State have been receiving free coffee via the popular volunteer-run stations for more than 20 years. The program benefits drivers and allows groups to collect donations for nonprofits.

OPPORTUNITIES

Applications open for Lynnwood street fair

Lynnwood’s fifth annual Fair on 44th will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Saturday, September 12 on 44th Avenue West in front of the city’s campus. The fair is now accepting vendor applications. Businesses, nonprofits and food vendors can all apply. Last year’s event drew 5,000 participants to the free health and safety community block party. Due to high demand and interest to add local businesses to the event, a limited number of spots for vendors will be available with the following criteria:

Booth space will be 10’ x 10’

Vendors will be responsible to provide their own canopy, table and chairs

No sales allowed (except food vendors)

Must provide a free interactive activity for participants

Preference will be given to organizations associated with health or safety

Preference will be given to Lynnwood-based businesses and organizations

The first review of applications will begin on April 15. Notifications of selected vendors will be sent by May 15. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until vendor spots are filled.

More info: Misty Burke, mburke@lynnwoodwa.gov

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