News from the County's Emergency Operation Center - April 8, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on April 8

  • Positive tests to date: 120

  • Negative tests to date: 1,840

  • Deaths to date: 1
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Kitsap County expands access to the COVID-10 drive-up testing site

The testing site is now open to:

  • Healthcare workers with symptoms.

  • First responders with symptoms.

  • People 65 years and older with symptoms.

  • People with underlying medical conditions with symptoms.

Eligible people must qualify and register in advance. Visit the testing site webpage for more details.

Later this week, officials will reassess resources and decide whether the facility can open to other groups. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms but don’t qualify for this week’s drive-up testing, please contact call your health care provider. 


New small business emergency grants

Yesterday the state announced the Working Washington Small Business Grant, through the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce with the help of county economic development organizations. The grants will provide up to $10,000 for small businesses under 10 employees. Businesses can use this money to pay for rent, utility bills, supplies, inventory and other operating expenses.


Home for the Holidays

April is a special month.🌿 It's a new season, and Passover starts tonight. Soon many will celebrate Easter and Ramadan, too. For most families, holidays are for spending with extended family. This year, to #stayhomestayhealthy, we'll have to spend these special days only with those in our households.

Even apart, we can still be together in meaningful ways. Use technology to connect with worship services and extended family. Get creative and make new memories that you can revisit when you're all in the same room again!

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National Public Health Week

In the midst of the most challenging public health crisis of our lifetimes, it's more important than ever to celebrate public health.

Thanks to Kitsap Public Health District and Washington State Department of Health for the hard work they do to keep Kitsap's people and environment safe, today and everyday! 


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