COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 16, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on May 16

  • Positive tests to date: 159

  • Negative tests to date: 5,167
  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - also available in Spanish
COVID test update


Helping kids wear cloth face coverings

When there's a chance you won't be able to keep six feet between yourself and others while in public, face coverings are recommended. Even for kids, if they are more than two years old.

Follow these recommendations from the Washington Department of Health to help your child adjust to wearing a cloth face covering.


child with face covering

Misinformation circulating about quarantine orders and facilities

The Department of Health is aware of rumors and misinformation circulating about quarantine orders and specialized quarantine facilities.

Public health officials regularly ask people who are sick with an infectious disease or may have been exposed to an infectious disease to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. This strategy has been used for decades.

Isolation and quarantine at home continues to be the best option and recommended for those who can do so safely. However, all of these actions are voluntary and confidential, despite the misinformation being spread by some.

Learn more by reading this statement issued Friday by John Wiesman, Secretary of Health, and Dr. Kathy Lofy, State Health Officer.


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