News from the County's Emergency Operation Center - April 27, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on April 27

  • Positive tests to date: 148

  • Negative tests to date: 3,237
  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - available in Spanish and English.
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Outdoor recreation restrictions modified

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today an easing of outdoor recreation restrictions starting Tuesday, May 5.

The governor stressed that these activities must be done with appropriate social distancing. Park users and people who work in outdoor recreation must be kept safe.

People should recreate locally and only with their immediate household members. Parks and lands could be closed again if there is reason to believe unsafe conditions exist or social distancing practices are not being followed.

Before you go, check what's open:

Kitsap County Parks also announced plans to reopen parking areas on May 5. County playgrounds, dog parks, sports courts, shelters, and restrooms will remain closed for the duration of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. 


Updated symptoms of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its official list of COVID-19 symptoms.

The newly-added symptoms are:

  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

This is in addition to the previous official symptoms: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.


Federal stimulus payment update

Today the Internal Revenue Service announced enhancements to the “Get My Payment” tool to deliver a better experience for Americans eligible for an Economic Impact Payment (federal stimulus payment). If you haven't yet received your payment, log into the Get My Payment tool and check its status.

If you do not normally file taxes, you may still be eligible for the Economic Impact Payment.


Colorado and Nevada join the Western States Pact

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak are joining Washington, Oregon, and California in the Western States Pact -- a working group of Western governors with a shared vision for modifying stay at home orders and fighting COVID-19. Read the Governor's announcement.


Week of Gratitude

The #BlockTheReboundKitsap campaign is dedicating this week to those who are working to keep us safe and healthy. Look for social media posts and other content showing appreciation to the everyday heroes supporting our community.

The campaign's first post is dedicated to healthcare workers. Whether you are helping patients with COVID-19, caring for someone in the ER or ICU, or helping a mom in labor, we recognize your dedication and service. Thank you for the sacrifices you make and for your courage. To all who serve in healthcare, today we express our gratitude!

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