COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - June 17, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on June 17


On June 16, the Washington State Department of Health discovered that the negative COVID-19 test totals it was reporting included results from serology testing for COVID-19 antibodies. This resulted in an over reporting of the number of individuals who have tested negative for COVID-19. The Department of Health has removed serology test results from its overall negative test counts. Kitsap County’s negative test total was reduced from 9,851 on June 16 to 8,655 on June 17. Read the statement from the Washington State Department of Health.

COVID-19 daily cases


Preparing for Phase 3

As we prepare for the next phase of the Safe Start plan, local businesses can continue to reference the Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook for guidance. The Playbook was last updated on June 12, 2020.

The Playbook was developed by the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management to help our community understand and safely embark upon our phased opening. It includes everything from overarching guidance for every individual and employer, to industry-specific recommendations for each phase of the Safe Start plan.

Kitsap Recovery Playbook


Phase 3 business templates available

On June 5, Gov. Jay Inslee released a template for businesses in Phase 3 of the Washington “Safe Start” plan. Each business or entity operating in Phase 3 must develop a written safety plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. A business may fill out this template to fulfill the requirement or may develop its own safety plan.


FAQ on face coverings for workers

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has provided a list of common questions and answers to help with implementation of the Safe Start order in the workplace. This information is being updated as new questions come in.

Coverings/masks must be used when in proximity to other people, in accordance with the L&I guidance chart. Businesses and workers should also use the following guidance documents for additional information on required face coverings and mask use based on the level of risk for various job tasks:

If you have further questions regarding workplace safety, please call 1-800-4 BE SAFE (1-800-423-7233).


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