COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - July 1, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on July 1


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Phase 3 application on pause until July 9

The Kitsap Public Health District received notification from Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman that the state is pausing review of Kitsap County’s application to move to Phase 3 of the Safe Start plan until at least July 9, as public health officials evaluate changing circumstances. Kitsap County remains in Phase 2

Kitsap met many of the criteria used by the state to evaluate whether counties are ready to move to the next phase of Safe Start. However, the situation has changed significantly since Kitsap County’s application was submitted June 19

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Kitsap has risen substantially. A total of 78 cases were reported in June, compared with 11 in May. In addition, several COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported in the county, including three linked to long-term care facilities. Read the full press release for more details.


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Kitsap Transit survey finds strong support for face coverings

About 77 percent of people agree that wearing a face covering or mask in public is necessary, based on 1,731 responses to a recent survey conducted by Kitsap Transit that closed on June 21. 

Kitsap Transit now requires all customers to wear a face covering or mask on its buses, ferries and vans as well as at transit centers, park & ride lots and ferry terminals. Customers who do not have a face covering will be asked to put on a disposable mask available from dispensers on Kitsap Transit vehicles.

Survey respondents represent a diverse cross-section of the community. Analysis of the full survey is ongoing.


Inslee announces funding for rent assistance, tribal recovery 

On June 30, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the state has distributed nearly $365 million in federal funds to help with COVID-19 response and relief efforts across Washington.

Distributed this week to seven state agencies and the University of Washington, the allocations include nearly $351 million in federal CARES Act funding and $13.5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To date, the state has distributed more than $950 million in federal COVID-19 relief and response funds.

This week’s distributions include $163 million to the state Department of Commerce to provide aid to many of those hardest hit by the economic fallout from the worst pandemic in more than a century. Read the governor's press release for more details.


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