COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 10, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Aug. 10

Note from Washington State Department of Health (DOH): DOH is continuing to experience issues with its reporting system today. We are able to report cases, deaths and hospitalizations but have not reported new negative test results since August 1. Our team is working hard to address the issue and we will post new information as soon as it is available.

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Drug use and COVID-19

It is not yet known if the occurrence of COVID-19 is higher for people who use drugs or have substance use disorder than for those who don’t use drugs. Some underlying medical conditions such as chronic lung disease and serious heart conditions seem to increase risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Drug use can have serious effects on the body. Therefore, it is possible that drug use could make COVID-19 illness more severe, but more evidence is needed. Read this Q&A from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.


Coming of age in a pandemic

Reaching adulthood during the COVID-19 pandemic brings more than just the usual “adulting” challenges. Not only are there basic needs to figure out like feeding yourself, finding a place to live, and doing your own laundry, but the pandemic has made both finding a job and continuing your education extremely challenging prospects.

It’s normal to feel anxiety about the future and to grieve the way you thought things would be. You are not alone. Many of your peers are having similar experiences. It’s okay to just feel these normal feelings for a bit. Talk about them, think about them, process these feelings, and then make changes for a healthy path forward.

Adapting to COVID-19 means adjusting your plans. The Washington State Department of Health offers some tips for resetting after the disruptions in your life from COVID-19.


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