COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - June 22, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on June 22

Health District Update:

The state is reviewing Kitsap County’s request to move from Phase 2 to Phase 3 of the Safe Start plan for COVID-19 recovery. We don’t know how soon we will receive a response from the state. Three other Washington counties submitted Phase 3 applications ahead of Kitsap that are still under review. We will share the state’s decision as soon as it is announced.

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FDA warning on hand sanitizer containing methanol

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. 

On June 17, the FDA contacted Eskbiochem to recommend the company remove its hand sanitizer products from the market due to the risks associated with methanol poisoning. To date, the company has not taken action. The FDA recommends consumers stop using these hand sanitizers and dispose of them immediately in appropriate hazardous waste containers. Do not flush or pour these products down the drain.

The FDA is not aware of any reports of adverse events associated with these hand sanitizer products. See the FDA notice for a full list of products affected by this warning.


CDC dining out

Risk of getting COVID-19 from food is very low

Coronaviruses, like the one that causes COVID-19, are spread mostly person-to-person through respiratory droplets when someone coughs, sneezes, or talks. While it is possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object -- including food or food packaging -- that has the virus on it, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that handling food or consuming food is associated with COVID-19 transmission. More information about food and COVID-19 is available from the CDC.


Protect your community: Stay home if you’re sick

We know there’s lot of information coming at you about how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Physical distancing, washing hands and face coverings are terrific “tools in the toolbox” for keeping everyone safe.

These tools are important to remember when we are feeling well. But if you aren’t feeling well, the one and only way to protect others is to stay at home. Physical distancing and face coverings are not a substitute for isolating yourself at home or in another safe location.

If you don’t feel well, contact your medical provider and follow their guidance on getting tested for COVID-19 and other steps on caring for your health. If you don’t have a safe place to stay, or if you have other high-risk individuals living with you, your medical provider can refer you a place where you can stay after receiving COVID-19 testing that is safe and free of charge.

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