News from the County's Emergency Operation Center - April 29, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on April 29

  • Positive tests to date: 151

  • Negative tests to date: 3,371
  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - available in Spanish and English.
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Governor Inslee news conference

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced new guidance allowing some non-urgent or elective surgeries to proceed. These procedures had been halted to allow medical facilities to devote resources to fighting COVID-19.

Inslee also said he will provide more information Friday about the extension of other restrictions under his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" directive, which runs through May 4. 

Watch today's news conference on


Recreate responsibly

Some parks and outdoor recreation opportunities will begin to reopen next week. That doesn't mean we can let down our guard against COVID-19!

Please follow this safe recreation guide from Kitsap Public Health District to help keep us on the path to recovery.

Remember, individual parks may close again with limited notice if large groups of people congregate or if there are other safety or physical distancing concerns.

KPHD recreate responsibly

We're all in this together

The Washington State Department of Health wrote a series of blog posts about the effects of COVID-19 on diverse communities in Washington. Some of these groups may experience a health disparity, which occurs when one group experiences overall poorer health compared to others.

Discrimination and stigma keep people from being as healthy as they could be. We are all connected. None of us are as healthy as we could be unless all of us have the opportunity to be healthy.

Some Kitsap County retailers are starting to require that shoppers wear masks inside their stores. This could become more common.

The CDC advises that cloth face coverings should not be placed on children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing. You can expect retailers with mask policies to follow the CDC's guidance.

You don't need sewing skills to make a mask. Follow these instructions from the CDC for wearing, making, and caring for your homemade masks. Masks are not a substitute for social distancing. Remain at least six feet from others even while wearing a mask.

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This bigfoot in Crosby wears a mask - you can too!


Week of Gratitude- #BlockTheReboundKitsap

This entire week is dedicated to all who are working to keep us safe and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. We are able to stay home and stay healthy because of their work.

Never before have grocery and restaurant workers been so stretched. We dedicate today to cashiers, stockers, and grocers who tirelessly field questions about toilet paper and keep our stores clean and stocked. We also thank all those in the food service industry who continue to keep our bellies full. We thank you for serving the community.

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