News from the County's Emergency Operation Center - April 18, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on April 18

  • Positive tests to date: 136

  • Negative tests to date: 2,686
  • Deaths to date: 1
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - available in Spanish and English.
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COVID-19 survivors may help save lives by donating blood

Antibody-rich plasma may be effective treatment for those infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

Bloodworks Northwest is partnering with federal and state agencies to make the antibodies of people who have recovered from COVID-19 available to those currently sick with the disease. This is one potentially effective treatment that can be administered and evaluated soon, while vaccines are being developed. 

If you believe you might qualify for this study and have received a previous positive COVID-19 test result, contact Bloodworks Northwest to assist these efforts.



Economic Recovery and Resiliency Webinar

The Economic Resiliency Team, part of the state Joint Information Center, has started a weekly call with key stakeholders statewide in collaboration with the Association of Washington Business. The webinars provide news and information to help businesses and workers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and are archived for viewing.


Disaster Cash Assistance Program

Beginning Friday, April 17, some Washington residents can apply through the Department of Social and Health Services for emergency cash assistance to help meet their immediate needs. 

The assistance is available to all Washington families and people without children who meet the income and resource limits of the program. DSHS estimates more than 175,000 households may be eligible for this assistance. Apply at or call 877-501-2233 to complete the entire application process over the phone.


Staying Positive: Thank you, dispatchers!

April 12-18 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, honoring the 911 dispatchers and call receivers in our community and across the nation.

Kitsap County is served by dispatchers at Kitsap 911, District 8 of the Washington State Patrol, and the Navy's Regional Dispatch Center.

These professionals are sometimes referred to as the first first responders, and their work as the bridge between citizens and emergency services is especially critical during the fight against COVID-19. Thank you to those who answer the call to keep our communities safe!

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