COVID-19 update from the County's Emergency Operations Center - May 9, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on May 9

  • Positive tests to date: 155

  • Negative tests to date: 4,401
  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - available in Spanish and English
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This article in Spanish urges parents to make appointments for recommended child vaccinations. An English version was published in yesterday's daily update.


Safe Start Phase 1: Curbside retail, pet walking, and landscaping guidance released

Gov. Jay Inslee released additional guidance yesterday for businesses and services under Safe Start Phase 1. Included are guidelines for pet-walking, landscaping and retail outlets providing curbside service. The business activities are not authorized to open until the business is able to meet all safety criteria. 

Visit the Safe Start page to view the complete list of Phase 1 business activity guidelines.

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Staying positive: Birdwatching

Finding a connection with nature can help bring a sense of calm and well-being. Even though some parks are open, you don’t need to go anywhere to enjoy wildlife and nature. If the parking lots are full, or you are in a high-risk category, you can still find nature all around you.

May 9 is World Migratory Bird Day. Birds offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy nature from the comfort of home. Black-capped chickadees, spotted towhees, dark-eyed juncos, house sparrows, and song sparrows are all common local birds. Watch for these birds or listen for their songs and calls.

You may be surprised at the number of different bird species that visit your yard. Stay home, stay healthy and #BlockTheReboundKitsap.

Learn more:

🐦The Cornell Lab -

🦉Kitsap Audobon Society -

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