COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - July 7, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on July 7


COVID-19 daily cases


Guidance on new statewide mask mandate

The statewide mandate for businesses to require face coverings of all employees and customers began today. Gov. Jay Inslee's office issued an overview of the requirements that includes best practices, how to communicate with customers and visitors not wearing a face covering, and how to submit an anonymous report about businesses not adequately enforcing the state-wide face covering order.


Contact tracing to stop the spread of COVID-19

Contact tracing is a critical tool in a community’s effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 as stay at home measures are lifted. Contact tracing stops the chain of transmission through rapid isolation of positive cases and identification and quarantine of those in “close contact” with a positive case during the infectious period.

Employers play a vital role in contact tracing. With a responsibility to provide a safe workplace, employers have a vested interest in quickly notifying employees of potential exposure to COVID-19 to keep employees healthy, maintain customer and employee confidence, and reduce the need to close facilities. 

The key steps employers can take to prepare their workplace to support contact tracing efforts are:

  1. Be prepared and make a plan
  2. Establish a COVID-19 point of contact
  3. Strengthen channels to quickly identify COVID-19 cases
  4. Take swift action once a case has been identified:
    a. Support the sick employee
    b. Protect the health and safety of others in the workplace
    c. Partner with Public Health to reduce workplace and community transmission

New contact tracing resource for employers:

Challenge Seattle, an alliance of the region's largest employers, created "Healthy Workplace: The Role of Employers in Effective Contact Tracing," a document providing recommended actions for employers in each of these roles and provides practical advice on how to prepare for the potential of having to confront COVID-19 in the workplace.

KPHD contact tracing


Share your feedback on COVID-19 data reports

The Kitsap Public Health District (KPHD) is taking time this week to evaluate their COVID-19 data reports and wants your feedback. What statistics do you find most useful? Are there data not reported that you are interested in seeing? What do you feel could make reports easier to access and understand?

Please email with your suggestions.

Here are some of the key data reports produced by KPHD:
📊 Daily COVID-19 surveillance dashboard:
📊 Risk assessment dashboard (updated weekly with more than 35 charts):
📊 Weekly COVID-19 surveillance report:

In addition, KPHD is in the process of updating this case characteristics report to include recent cases:

Thank you for your feedback!


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