News from the County's Emergency Operation Center - April 26, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on April 26

  • Positive tests to date: 146

  • Negative tests to date: 3,184
  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - available in Spanish and English.
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Talking with children about COVID-19

With COVID-19 a major topic of news coverage and every-day conversation, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill. Parents, family members, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear.

Take steps to help children with their fears:

  • Make time to listen and to talk.
  • Give information that is honest and accurate.
  • Remain calm and reassuring.
  • Do not blame others.
  • Pay attention to what children see or hear on TV or online, and do not let them watch a lot of news.
  • Teach children simple steps, like washing hands often, to stay healthy.

Learn more tips for talking with children about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Virtual scavenger hunt extended

We invite you to join the second week of The Great Kitsap Virtual Scavenger Hunt, an app-based game you can play at home!

Even if you're not playing, you're welcome to download the app to simply enjoy the many creative and funny videos the teams submit.

To participate:

  1. Download the GooseChase app from the app store on your mobile device.

  2. Create an account or log in as a guest. One account per team.

  3. Enter the game code VJLX4L or search for 'The Great Kitsap Virtual Scavenger Hunt.’

  4. Select or create your team. Teams can have a single member.

  5. The hunt ends on Friday, May 1.


Staying Positive: Fire and police agencies thank healthcare workers

On Friday, several Kitsap Peninsula fire and police agencies gathered to honor the real heroes of these trying times: our healthcare workers.

"For our friends on the front lines, facing a danger we still know so little about, please accept our deepest and most heartfelt gratitude and thanks for what you do. Our salute to you is yet but a small token of how we really feel." -Kitsap County Sheriff's Office

Watch the video on Twitter.


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