News from the County's Emergency Operation Center - April 14 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on April 14

  • Positive tests to date: 132

  • Deaths to date: 1
  • Kitsap Public Health has a new interactive COVID-19 data dashboard.
  • We are pleased to have not reported any new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County over the last few days, but it’s too soon to know if this indicates an improving trend, especially as testing remains limited. It’s crucial to continue social distancing and practicing healthy habits like handwashing to slow the spread of the virus. Now is not the time to let down our guard!



Get heathcare coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic

Washington Health Benefit Exchange has extended the COVID-19 special enrollment period through May 8, 2020, for coverage beginning May 1, 2020.

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Washingtonians who may qualify for health and dental coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder include individuals who:

  • Are currently uninsured;
  • Have recently lost their job;
  • Have lost, or will soon lose, their employer coverage;
  • Have experienced a change in income;
  • Purchased coverage through a health sharing ministry that has received a cease and desist order from the Washington office of Insurance Commissioner for fraudulent activity; or
  • Purchased full price coverage outside the Exchange marketplace, who due to a change in income could now benefit from the federal subsidies available exclusively through Washington Healthplanfinder.

For more information about healthcare, read the Coronavirus FAQsIf you need help enrolling, you can get over-the-phone assistance with your application.

Free or low-cost Apple Health is also available year-round from the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.


Eat local food, support local agriculture

WSU Extension has created a list of local farms that sell products during COVID-19 in a safe manner, easily accessible to the customer. 

Some farms are now offering community-supported agriculture shares (CSA), allowing customers to buy into a share of products produced on farm. In return, the subscriber receives a weekly or bi-weekly box of seasonal produce and other farm goods. In addition, farmers are offering online and phone order options, with coordinated drop off points, home delivery, or pick-up on farm.

Some local farmers markets will reopen this month with safeguards in place. For current information on your favorite local market, visit their Facebook page or webpage. Farmers markets are considered essential business under Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.


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Staying positive: Library in bloom

Kristel Dillon and David Vliet are the creators of this social distancing-friendly “flower library,” located on their farm near Kingston.

Borrowers can “check out” a vase of flowers (all vases are sterilized before being placed in the library), enjoy the flowers at home, then return the vase.

Dillon and Vliet said they hope to “plant the seed” for this idea around the region and beyond. Thanks to Kurt Smith of Kingston for providing the photograph.

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