COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 21, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on May 21

  • Positive tests to date: 161

  • Negative tests to date: 5,774

  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - also available in Spanish

Health District Update

The Kitsap Public Health Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 27, from 1-2 p.m. to consider a COVID-19 county variance request. The public can submit written comments prior to the meeting using an online form or by email or mail. See the meeting agenda for full details.


COVID-19 daily case update


Kitsap Transit fare-free period extended through June 30

Kitsap Transit is extending its free-fare period through June 30 to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The agency stopped collecting fares on March 23.

The temporary fare-free policy applies to all services, including Routed, ACCESS, Worker/Driver, vanpool, ferries and the Annapolis Park & Ride. For more information, visit


Rental assistance resources

Rental assistance resources are available for those having difficulty paying rent due to the COVID-19 crisis. This information is also available in Spanish.

People who live within Bremerton city limits may apply for help from the Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA). If the application is approved, BHA will pay 70 percent of the applicant's rent for up to three months. Visit the BHA website or call 360-473-0325 for more information.

Kitsap County residents who live outside Bremerton city limits may request help from Kitsap Community Resources (KCR). If the application is approved, KCR will pay 100 percent of rent for one month, and possibly a portion of rent for up to two more months. View the guidelines or call 360-473-2056 for more information. 


Increased poison exposures during COVID-19

New data released this week by the Washington Poison Center (WAPC) shows an increase in poison exposures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Increases in exposures to household cleaning and disinfectant products, bleach, rubbing alcohol, and hand sanitizer may be attributed to COVID-19 transmission concerns and precautions.


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