News from the County's Emergency Operation Center - May 4, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on May 4

  • Positive tests to date: 152

  • Negative tests to date: 3,916
  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - available in Spanish and English.

Kitsap Public Health update

The Kitsap Public Health Board will hold a virtual meeting from 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5. The agenda includes a COVID-19 update and discussion. Click here for details.

COVID-19 daily case update


Safe Start Washington plan reopens economy in phases

Some businesses could reopen this week under the new COVID-19 order signed today. The state’s Safe Start plan is a phased approach to re-opening Washington’s economy. 

Under the order signed today, Phase 1 will allow the following starting on Tuesday, May 5:

  • Drive-in spiritual services with one household per vehicle
  • Vehicle sales
  • Retail sales with curb-side pick-up orders only
  • Car washes
  • Landscaping
  • Some pet services (not including grooming)
  • Essential travel and limited non-essential travel to engage in permitted Phase 1 activities

Read more about the Safe Start plan here.

Safe Start Washington


As parks reopen, remember to recreate responsibly

Parks reopen tomorrow and the forecast calls for sunny weather in Kitsap County later this week. It remains crucial to recreate responsibly when resuming outdoor activities like hiking, golfing and fishing. Stay close to home, use good hygiene, and practice social distancing while using our region’s beautiful parks. Click on the graphic for more tips.


Have Fun, Stay Healthy

If sites become overcrowded or other COVID-19 safety concerns develop, agencies may close parks and other outdoor recreation facilities to protect public health and safety.

Jurisdictions within Kitsap may operate their parks differently. Here’s where to find information about parks in your area:

Golf courses also are allowed to reopen starting Tuesday, but will operate under modified rules (PDF). Contact individual courses for more information on their operations.


Health insurance enrollment closes Friday

Qualifying Washington residents can sign up for health insurance via the Washington Healthplanfinder through Friday, May 8. The enrollment period was extended as part of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange’s Coronavirus response.


Staying Positive: May the fourth be with you!

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