News from the County's Emergency Operation Center - April 25, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on April 25

  • Positive tests to date: 146

  • Negative tests to date: 3102
  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - available in Spanish and English.
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When to use the emergency room

Visits to the emergency room have declined in Washington and across the country since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It’s not entirely clear why, but it may be a combination of many factors.

Most concerning is the possibility that people experiencing emergencies like heart attacks and strokes are avoiding the emergency room.

Learn when to use the emergency room.


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Strategies for filing unemployment claims

The Washington Employment Security Department expects nearly 1 million unemployment claims to be filed this week, starting on Sunday, April 26. They are asking applicants to take some steps to avoid overwhelming their servers and call center. Follow their recommended strategies to get the assistance you need.


Gardening - #BlockTheReboundKitsap

More people are gardening during the pandemic and it’s easy to see why! Growing plants is good for the body and mind.

Many local nurseries are offering delivery and curbside pickup options so you can safely shop for supplies.

If your thumb is feeling more brown than green, Master Gardeners from WSU Extension in Kitsap County can help. Although they've cancelled in-person gardening clinics, you can still ask your gardening questions online.

If space is limited, you can garden in containers on a sunny patio or balcony. Or start an indoor garden with houseplants!

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Staying Positive: Finding humor

South Sound Cinemas in Port Orchard is certainly finding humor in a difficult situation!

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Photo by Kimberley Dolges - used with permission

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