News from the County's Emergency Operation Center - April 12, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on April 12

  • Positive tests to date: 132

  • Deaths to date: 1
  • Kitsap Public Health has a new interactive COVID-19 data dashboard. Click on the graphs, charts, and map to learn about the data. View the dashboard.
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The Washington Department of Health is now able to report COVID-19 data on hospitalization and race/ethnicity. Based on the data they have at this time, it does not appear Washington has the same stark inequities in deaths experienced in other parts of the country. However, they are still working to get race and ethnicity data for a third of the deaths, so they can’t draw firm conclusions quite yet. Read the press release.


Support local food banks

An estimated 1.6 million Washingtonians are at risk of not having enough food to eat. That is double the number of people than before the virus outbreak. The number may continue to rise as hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians struggle with joblessness and limited resources. 

As demand is soaring, donations to food banks are down by 70 percent. 

We are calling on everyone to contribute what they can. Together, we can help keep food on everyone’s table across the state. 

Donate to the WA Food Fund, a relief fund that supports food banks and pantries across the state so they can maintain their food supply. Or donate funds directly to local food banks and pantries so they can buy the items they need most.


Children’s story book released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19

With the help of a fantasy creature named Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

The book is the result of a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.


Download the book in English.

My Hero is You: all language versions


WHO kids book

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