COVID-19 update from the County's Emergency Operations Center - May 6, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on May 6

  • Positive tests to date: 152

  • Negative tests to date: 4,073
  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - available in Spanish and English.
COVID-19 daily case update


Washington's phased approach

Do you have questions about the path forward? The situation is changing quickly, and a lot of new information has come out in the past few days.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has answers to some frequently asked questions about the Safe Start Washington plan to reopen the state in four phases while controlling the spread of COVID-19.

DOH also has a comprehensive summary of the plan. Kitsap County, and most of the rest of the state, is in Phase 1. Officials project a minimum of three weeks between each phase.

Washington's Phased Approach
Career Connect Washington

Connecting students and careers

This week, Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal kicked off Career Connected Learning Month in Washington.

As part of that effort, CareerConnect@Home will bring daily learning opportunities to students across the state.

Now every school day at 3:30 p.m., students can hear from real people doing real jobs in Washington. These programs will help students explore a range of education and career pathways.

Economic recovery and resiliency webinars

The Economic Resiliency Team, part of the state Emergency Operations Center, holds a weekly webinar with the Association of Washington Business. The webinars are intended to reach Washington businesses and industry associations.

In the newest webinar, Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine, Department of Commerce Assistant Director Chris Green and Department of Labor and Industries Director Joel Sacks discuss the state's efforts to help employers and workers. All the episodes are archived online.


A conversation with Washington nurses

In conjunction with National Nurses Day, Gov. Jay Inslee held a conversation Wednesday with Washington nurses about COVID-19. Joining the governor were Katy Brehe, a registered nurse at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center; Diane Stedham-Jewell, a registered nurse at Providence Centralia Hospital; and Justin Gill, a nurse practitioner with Providence Urgent Care in Mill Creek. 

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National Nurses Week runs May 6 through May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Learn more about the history of National Nurses Week from the American Nurses Association.


Washington COVID-19 Call Center

Do you need information or answers to your questions and concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? Call 1-800-525-0127 or text 211-211 for help.

You can also text the word “Coronavirus” to 211-211 to receive information and updates on your phone wherever you are. Receive links to the latest information on COVID-19, including county-level updates, and resources for families, businesses, students, and more. 


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