COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 6, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2:00 p.m. Aug. 6

Public Health update:

A new COVID-19-associated death has been reported in Kitsap County. The individual who died was an adult with underlying health conditions. Six COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in Kitsap to date.


COVID-19 daily cases


Safe Start Report Card updated

The Kitsap Public Health District updated the Safe Start Report Card to include data available as of August 4. More detailed data is available on the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard.

The report card was created to help track progress for moving forward under the Safe Start plan. Gov. Jay Inslee has extended the pause on counties advancing phases indefinitely while we continue efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Kitsap County is in Phase 2. 

KPHD report card


Safe Start for long-term care plan announced

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the Safe Start for long-term care plan. The plan establishes criteria for long-term care facilities to safely conduct visitations. The plan also prescribes policy related to trips outside the facility, communal dining, group activities, testing and screening, source control and personal protection equipment, and staffing.

Contact your facility of interest to inquire about their phase status. Individual facilities may often be subject to a different phase than the county has reached under the general Safe Start plan.

Long term care - what's allowed


What to do if you suspect your employee has COVID-19

The Governor’s "Safe Start" Proclamation requires an employer to notify their local health jurisdiction within 24 hours if they suspect COVID-19 is spreading in a workplace, or if they know of two or more employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 in a 14-day period.

The Washington State Department of Health offers a useful checklist on steps to take including identifying others who may have been exposed, communicating with workers, and how to disinfect the workplace.

See other business-related resources available from the state and in the Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook.


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