COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 13, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Aug. 13

* DATA UPDATE: Due to technical issues, the state Department of Health has been unable to provide consistent updates on negative COVID-19 test results. This issue is affecting our ability to update total negative tests and the percentage of total tests that are positive for Kitsap County. It does not affect our ability to report positive cases.


COVID-19 daily cases


Safe Start report card update

The Kitsap Public Health District has released this week's Safe Start report card, which tracks the targets that help evaluate when counties are ready to move forward under the Safe Start recovery plan.

On July 28, Gov. Inslee extended the pause indefinitely on counties moving to the next phase. All counties will need to reapply to move to the next phase once the pause is lifted. Kitsap County remains in Phase 2.

KPHD safe start report card


Resources for small businesses

The Small Business Administration provides free one-on-one consultation to small businesses as they navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Their Resource Partner Network connects business owners with professional advice. Connect with experienced local advisors and get judgement-free advice at no cost.

In addition, a team of state agencies hosts a monthly webinar series with experts who discuss information specific to Washington small businesses. A panel of state and federal partners respond to live Q&A regarding unemployment insurance, returning employees to the workplace, small business relief funding, workplace safety measures, and other topics important to employers.

The next webinar will be held on September 9 at 1:30 p.m. There is also a Spanish-language webinar (en Español) on August 27 at 4 p.m.

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance also offers webinars, information about financial support available to local businesses and other resources. 


Smoke or vape? Consider trying to quit.

People who smoke may be more likely to develop serious health complications from COVID-19. Smoking weakens the immune system, making it harder for your body to fight off viral infections – especially those attacking the lungs, like COVID-19. Additionally, initial findings suggest that vaping may increase lung inflammation and exacerbate lung infections.

Need help quitting? Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit

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