Kitsap County drive-up COVID-19 testing site to reopen, expands to more groups

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Kitsap County drive-up COVID-19 testing site to reopen

DATE: April 13, 2020

CONTACT: Doug Bear, Joint Information Center Manager at

Kitsap County’s drive-up COVID-10 testing site will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14. More residents are eligible for testing.

The site, located at the Washington National Guard Armory (1211 Carver Street, Bremerton), was open April 8-10 with narrower parameters. One hundred and eight people meeting those criteria were tested.

When the site reopens Tuesday, those eligible for testing include anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (typically a fever of 99.6 degrees, shortness of breath, cough or sore throat) who also:

  • Works in any setting where healthcare services are delivered, including hospitals, correctional facilities, mental and behavioral health clinics, long-term care facilities, and similar institutions;
  • Works in public safety occupations, including the Department of Defense, emergency management and 911 as well as law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians;
  • Lives or works in institutional or communal settings, like long-term care facilities, corrections facilities, homeless shelters and similar sites;
  • Works in critical infrastructure like grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, gas stations, public utilities, or in other businesses that remain open.
  • Testing remains available to people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms who are older than 60; have underlying medical conditions; or are pregnant.

The test site closed over the weekend to transition from federal to local management. The transition allows the testing to be offered to the wider pool of people.

The test site operates from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 through Friday, April 17.

To qualify for testing you must complete an online registration, which includes a medical screening. Qualifying people will receive a registration number and an appointment date and time. You need to show your registration number at the testing site. Those without internet access can call the Kitsap Public Health District at 360-728-2235 for assistance.

Kitsap Public Health District will notify people of their results within five days. Notification will come by phone and/or email.

Go to for current information about the testing site.

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