News from the County's Emergency Operation Center - April 9, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on April 9

  • Positive tests to date: 123

  • Deaths to date: 1
  • Due to technical difficulties with the state database used to track COVID-19 testing, Kitsap Public Health is temporarily unable to update total tested and total negative. Read more here.


New interactive COVID-19 data dashboard

Kitsap Public Health District launched a new, interactive COVID-19 data dashboard on its website. The dashboard includes charts showing new and cumulative case totals by day, a map of cases by geographic area, and a breakdown of cases by age range. A menu allows users to find statistics for Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Central Kitsap, North Kitsap, and South Kitsap. This dashboard will be updated at about 2 p.m. daily at

Kitsap Public Health has been getting a lot of questions about how many Kitsap residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. The health district doesn’t track recovery information at this time and we don’t have hard numbers to share. However, we realize many people in our community are interested in this information and we are evaluating how we might be able to track and report recovery trends. While we do not currently follow up with every case, we do know that most people who get COVID-19 experience mild illness and are able to recover at home. According to the CDC, most people with COVID-19 are sick for a few days and get better after a week. This means most of the COVID-19 cases we have reported have already recovered or are getting better. This Kitsap Public Health fact sheet has more information.

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Video: New drive-in COVID-19 testing site

Four groups of people are currently eligible for COVID-19 testing at the new drive-in testing site:

  • First responders with symptoms - including active duty military personnel and civilian employees of the Department of Defense
  • People with underlying health conditions and symptoms
  • People 65 and older with symptoms
  • Healthcare workers with symptoms

Register tonight to get an appointment tomorrow! The site is closed over the weekend but next week it may open to other groups of people. Watch this video to learn what the testing site is like.

Visit the testing site webpage to register for a test, get the address, and learn who is currently eligible:

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Now more than ever - Stay home

Kitsap, you have responded to the call to stay home. That means we should have more good news to share. But know this: If we relax now, we risk undoing all the progress we’ve made together.

Now more than ever - Stay home. Stay healthy. #WeGotThisWA

Watch today's video of encouragement from Governor Jay Inslee. 


Stay positive with The Great Kitsap Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

Are you looking for something to chase the stay-home blues away? Kitsap County Public Works Department is launching The Great Kitsap Virtual Scavenger Hunt from April 17-24.

During each day of the weeklong game, a set of missions will be released. Teams earn points by answering trivia questions or taking pictures and videos doing the missions. Create multiple teams and compete to earn the most points!

All ages are welcome to play. To participate:

  • Download the GooseChase app onto your mobile device.
  • Create an account or log in as a guest. Only one account is needed per team.
  • Enter the game code VJLX4L or search for 'The Great Kitsap Virtual Scavenger Hunt.’
  • Select or create your team. Teams can have a single member.
  • The hunt will go live on Friday, April 17 at 8 am and end on Friday, April 24 at 10 pm.

Happy hunting! 

Questions about the game? Email the coordinator.

Great Kitsap Scavenger Hunt

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