COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 28, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on May 28

  • Positive tests to date: 162

  • Negative tests to date: 6,578

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


COVID-19 daily case update


Kitsap County is now in Phase 2 of the Safe Start Plan

Kitsap County’s request to move to Phase 2 of the state’s Safe Start plan for COVID-19 recovery was approved this morning by Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman.

Approval is effective immediately, meaning Kitsap County is now in Phase 2. View the full press release from the Kitsap Public Health District.


Moving to Phase 2

As Kitsap County moves into Phase 2 of the Safe Start COVID-19 recovery plan, some local businesses will reopen or begin to expand their services. As the approval letter from the state Secretary of Health noted, however, a business may reopen only “after it can implement the state guidelines for a safe start."

We gathered those guidelines in one place, the Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook, to make them easier for local businesses to find. They are also available on the state’s Safe Start page.

Phase 2

Businesses that are state licensed or certified professional should check with their licensing or certifying state agency for guidance. If no state guidance is available yet, the business cannot open under the governor's plan. 


Kitsap back to business

Back to Business Toolkit

During the Stay Home, Stay Healthy closures, Kitsap chambers of commerce rallied to support local businesses in not only strengthening their resiliency but also implementing new and creative strategies to stay afloat while supporting their employees. Read their letter to the community.

The local chambers of commerce recently compiled a Back to Business Toolkit that offers a variety of resources for successfully reopening including:

  • Required cleaning supplies and equipment
  • Operational changes to consider
  • How to implement safety standards for employees
  • Advertising and marketing a reopening
  • Printable signage

Chambers are also promoting a new site at and a local COVID-19 Business Support Facebook page.

Kitsap businesses have sacrificed much during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy closure. Now as we move through the Stay Safe plan and get our economy moving again, we must continue to take safety precautions to protect our community and prevent a rebound of COVID-19 so our businesses can move towards recovery.


Thank you, Kitsap County!

The County’s application for a variance to move to Phase 2 is approved! More businesses are now allowed to open or expand their operations. We know that this time created unparalleled challenges. But, because you stayed home, the cases of coronavirus in Kitsap County remain very low.

Thank you for weathering this storm – we know that sunny days are ahead. Together, we will continue to #BlockTheReboundKitsap.

thank you Kitsap


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