COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 5, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2:00 p.m. Aug. 5


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Inslee announces decision tree for public and private K-12 school openings

Gov. Jay Inslee today introduced a Decision Tree to assist local health officers and school administrators in making decisions around resuming in-person instruction for public and private K-12 schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision making tool is added to the Department of Health K-12 Fall Health and Safety Guidance and both will be updated as the pandemic evolves and additional science becomes available.

The Washington State Department of Health encourages local health officers and school administrators to work together to determine the best setting or mix of settings for their students. However, school administrators remain ultimately responsible for establishing the education services appropriate for their students. Check with your school district or private K-12 school for details about this upcoming school year.


Keep your social circle small

If one of your friends had a fever and a cough, you would send them to bed and reschedule your time together. But 30–50% of people who’ve gotten COVID-19 contracted it from someone with no symptoms. That is, they got it from someone who looked, felt, and acted just like normal.

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Limiting how many people we get together with in person — even when we and our friends all feel completely normal — reduces our chances of getting or spreading COVID-19. Kitsap County is in Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan, which restricts gatherings to five or fewer people at a time.

Larger social gatherings are one big reason for the high rates of COVID-19 activity throughout the state. Staying home is still safest. But when we go out, fewer, shorter, and safer interactions help us keep one another safe. Find more tips in this blog post from the Washington State Department of Health.


New report highlights outbreak data across the state

A new report from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) helps illustrate which types of businesses and facilities experience the most COVID-19 outbreak activity. These data are aggregated from all counties that report data to DOH, and the report contains both healthcare and non-healthcare related data.

As of August 1:

  • A total of 411 non-healthcare associated COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported.
  • 459 long-term care facility COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported in settings including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult family homes.
  • A total of 53 non-long-term care healthcare associated COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported in settings including hospitals, outpatient settings (dental clinics, etc.), behavioral health facilities, supported living facilities, home healthcare, dialysis centers, and independent senior living facilities

At this time, DOH is releasing state-level outbreak data only. The numbers shared represent outbreaks, not people impacted. DOH plans to update this report weekly. Read the news release for more details.


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