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

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

COVID-19 daily cases


Inslee announces updates to Safe Start plan

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced several modifications to the Safe Start plan that promote fewer, shorter and safer interactions. He also adjusted face covering requirements. The Safe Start page will include these changes and link to guidance for businesses.

The governor also announced an extension of the statewide eviction moratorium through October with more details to come. The governor’s office will convene a working group explore potential changes to the order, if additional extensions are needed.

This graphic, courtesy of Snohomish Health District, provides an overview of the revised guidance for Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan. Kitsap County is in Phase 2.

Snohomish safe start update

We can all help remind our communities: We must prevent runaway growth of COVID-19. Our individual actions make a difference. Fewer, shorter, safer interactions are crucial. Staying home is still safest but if you go out, keep it quick, keep your distance from others, and wear your face covering.


Data update from the Kitsap Public Health District

Today, Kitsap Public Health updated its weekly COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard and Safe Start Report Card. A few trends stood out in the data:

KPHD Safe Start report card


Volunteers needed for Kitsap quarantine and isolation site 

Volunteers are needed to staff Kitsap County Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) site for individuals who've been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, and lack safe alternatives for housing. The site is open to guests who choose to participate, are medically-stable and have been referred by a healthcare professional or public health official.

Q&I is maintained and managed by Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management as a key tool in the battle against the spread of COVID-19, providing a place for people who are wanting to protect other household members from infection, or experiencing homelessness.

Q&I site volunteers serve in an on-call capacity and fill shifts around the clock when the site is activated, working to provide basic needs to guests. These tasks include delivery of food along with health checks, checking in and checking out of referred individuals and daily reporting to emergency managers.

Volunteers are provided training on all appropriate PPE as well as on steps that minimize possible exposure. There is continuous on-site security, personal space and access to Wi-Fi in a beautiful setting; volunteers work in teams and site managers are also available to support volunteer staff. 

To help fill this vital need, please click here for more information or email Click this link to complete an application to volunteer as a disaster emergency worker.


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