COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - June 23, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on June 23

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. We will share the state’s decision as soon as it is announced.

COVID-19 daily cases


New statewide order on face coverings

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that, effective Friday (June 26), the state Secretary of Health is requiring cloth face coverings to be worn in public when physical distance of six feet from others cannot be maintained. 

There are exemptions to the mask requirement for those with certain disabilities or health conditions, those who are deaf or hard of hearing, and for children under age 5 (though it's encouraged to have children ages 3-5 wear a covering if possible). 

Read more information for you and your family on the new requirement. 

Staying home is still the safest way to prevent spreading COVID-19. When out, wear your face covering, stay six feet apart from others, wash your hands frequently, and stay local.


Going back to work

As more businesses open throughout the state, more of us are going back to work. As we do, you may have some questions about work and COVID-19. The Washington State Department of Health worked with the Department of Labor & Industries to explore what types of occupations and industries people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Washington worked in. See what they found in this report.

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The highest number of COVID-19 cases in Washington is among people who work in health care and social assistance. The manufacturing industry has the second highest number of cases. This includes traditional manufacturing businesses as well as food processing facilities.

It’s important to note that while the risk for contracting COVID-19 may be higher for people depending on their industry or occupationthe report reflects where people work, not where or how they were infected.

Do you know what to expect when going back to work? Here are a few frequently asked questions to consider when returning to the workplace.


American Sign Language (ASL) guidance videos now available

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released new information in American Sign Language for the Safe Start plan, which can be found on the DOH’s ASL landing page. The video collection offers helpful resources and guidance to answer questions, help make informed choices and keep you, your family and community safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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