COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - July 29, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on July 29


COVID-19 daily cases


New guidance released and Safe Start pause extended

Gov. Jay Inslee released an additional guidance document following last week's announcement of updates in Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan. The memo provides updated information related to gatherings, live entertainment, restaurants and taverns, entertainment and recreational centers, card rooms, movie theaters, and weddings and funerals. It builds upon guidance released last week. Additional guidance is still being developed for other businesses that were part of last week’s announcement.

This guidance for businesses and individuals is regularly updated in the Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook, with the latest version released earlier today. Inslee also extended the pause, which was set to expire July 28, indefinitely on counties moving ahead in the Safe Start Washington plan. Kitsap County is in Phase 2.


Protections for high-risk workers extended

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the extension of proclamation 20-46.1, first issued in April, which relates to protections for high-risk employees and workers' rights.

guidance memo confirms that employees who are 65 and older continue to be covered by the proclamation and clarifies processes for employers of individuals with certain medical conditions. The proclamation will remain in effect through the duration of the state of emergency, or until otherwise rescinded or amended.


Utility payment assistance for qualified residents

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) makes energy payment assistance available to residents of Washington through a network of community action agencies and local municipalities.

Visit the state Department of Commerce’s LIHEAP page for information on how to apply. In addition, here is a directory of utility providers who can provide more information and resources for those who need help with their bills.


How far is six feet?

The length of two large dogs. Three coho salmon. Or 12 large slugs. DOH’s latest blog post offers some helpful advice on how to keep your loved ones safe by keeping your distance.

6 feet apart


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