COVID-19 update from the County's Emergency Operations Center - May 8, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on May 8

  • Positive tests to date: 154

  • Negative tests to date: 4,292
  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - available in Spanish and English.
COVID-19 daily case update


Coping during stressful times

During this stressful time, it is normal that you or your loved ones might feel anxious, sad, scared or angry. You are not alone. It is okay to seek out and ask for help. The Washington State Department of Health has resources to help you and your loved ones cope through the extended Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

New mental health and coping infographics are available. These have been developed to help residents cope with various COVID-19 challenges such as financial stress, emotional stress, and supporting kids and teens. All of the infographics can be found at


Building coping skills

Extender la orden de Permanecer en el hogar y mantener la salud

This article in Spanish describes why the order was extended and what to expect in each phase. An English version was published in an earlier edition of the Daily Bulletin. 


Don't put off vaccines for children

Immunization rates among children appear to be dropping during the COVID-19 pandemic. This leaves children and communities at risk.

Providers in Washington’s Childhood Vaccine Program reported they administered 30 percent fewer vaccines to 0-18 year olds in March of this year compared with the same month in previous years. The amount of vaccine ordered by providers in March also fell both in Washington state and nationwide.

“We are concerned that babies and kids aren’t getting all the vaccines they need to protect them,” said Dr. Kathy Lofy, state health officer at the Washington State Department of Health. “Decreasing vaccinations increases the risk that we could see an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease.”

Parents and guardians should make an appointment right away for any immunizations their child has missed. Parents may be nervous about going in to a clinic. But health care providers are making clinics safe for families to visit.

“Now is the time to catch up. Talk to your doctor, nurse, or clinic about ways you can get vaccinated,” Lofy said.


Stay positive: Enjoy the sunshine responsibly

The weather will be great this weekend and we hope your family will find safe ways to enjoy the wide open spaces. And by that, we mean really wide... at least six feet.

Remember to enjoy the outdoors with members of your own household only. It’s still not safe to gather with others and the governor’s guidelines don’t yet permit gatherings of any size. Even a small neighborhood BBQ might be enough to spread coronavirus from an infected person who isn’t yet showing symptoms. Stay safe, stay healthy and #BlockTheReboundKitsap!


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Useful Links

The Kitsap County website will be down for service on Friday, May 8, between 5-8 p.m.