COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - June 2, 2020

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

COVID-19 daily case update


Kitsap Safe Start plan update

Kitsap Public Health District received details of the Phase 3 application process today and shared the information with members of the Health Board during a meeting this afternoon. 

  • Kitsap County will become eligible to apply to move from Phase 2 to Phase 3 of the state’s Safe Start plan on/after June 18. The state requires counties to spend at least three weeks in each Safe Start phase and recommendations of approval from the local health officer and local health board may not occur before the county’s eligible date. Kitsap was approved for Phase 2 on May 28.
  • Kitsap Public Health District expects to have a Phase 3 application completed and sent to Kitsap Public Health Board members on June 18. The state requires counties to compile a rigorous list of data points and analysis related to COVID-19 disease activity, health care readiness, case and contact investigations, and other key metrics. See the Phase 3 application form and instructions for more information.
  • Several additional steps are required to submit the application to the state Secretary of Health for approval:
    • The health officer will provide a formal recommendation to the Health Board.
    • The Health Board must vote to approve the recommendation and application in an open public meeting.
    • If approved by the Health Board, the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners must vote to approve the application in an open public meeting.
    • If approved by the commissioners, the county will submit the application package to the state. 
  • Community members and businesses can help keep our county on track to qualify for Phase 3 by following Safe Start guidance and COVID-19 prevention steps, including maintaining physical distancing, washing hands frequently, and wearing cloth face coverings in crowded places. A spike in COVID-19 cases could prevent Kitsap from qualifying to move to the next phase.


Getting your COVID-19 test results

There has recently been some confusion about where to obtain test results after taking a COVID-19 test. Test providers and point-of-testing locations/vendors will contact you directly once results are available.

Some who were tested have reached out to Washington's 211 community resource phone line to access results. While 211 provides valuable COVID-19 information to the public, it does not provide test results and cannot access medical information.


As Washington’s communities join in cooperation and sacrifice to help each other and stop the spread of COVID-19, access to many resources and services once considered staples of daily life has been curtailed and, in some cases, completely cut off. 

Access to food is critical to help people weather this storm and support the effort to stop the COVID pandemic. Our state’s efforts ensure ongoing food security systems remain in place to meet the nutritional needs of all Washingtonians -- including children, seniors and people with low income.

The federal government has lifted many restrictions that may have disqualified some applicants from receiving benefits in the past. This USDA Food and Nutrition Service announcement outlines several of these new allowances made in the coronavirus emergency response. Anyone in need of nutritional support – even those who may have previously been denied – should inquire about benefits.



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