COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - June 11, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on June 11

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Food benefits for families

Families in Washington state will soon have food benefits available to them to help buy groceries while children have been home from school due to COVID-19. Called Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT, these food benefits are available to families with children who are eligible for schools’ free or reduced-price meal programs.

Most families who already receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, also known as SNAP or Basic Food in Washington state, and whose children already receive free or reduced-price meals do not need to apply. Other families, including those whose children attend a school where meals are free for all students, will need to apply. 

Families who need to apply or who have other questions can call the DSHS Customer Service Contact Center at 877-501-2233 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (except observed holidays).


Planning guide to open Washington schools

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) released a district planning guide that provides a path that schools, educators and families need to plan for the next few months and upcoming school year.

This guidance is specific to K–12 public or private schools regardless of what phase or county they are in. Counties in Phase 1 or modified Phase 1 may need to implement additional precautions. The local health department will determine, in consultation with the state health department, if or how schools in these counties should operate.

School districts are required to adopt reopening plans through local board resolution. Those plans need to be on file with OSPI and the State Board of Education within two weeks of a district’s fall starting date. Information about the required plans will be forthcoming in early Summer 2020.

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