COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 14, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Aug. 14

* 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


Prepare for heat wave this weekend

A heat wave is headed our way with temperatures in the Puget Sound region expected to reach over 90 degrees on Sunday. Take precautions if you're sensitive to heat:

  • Stay hydrated and drink lots of fluids whether you're inside or out
  • Limit exposure to the sun and strenuous exercise outdoors
  • Close curtains or window coverings to keep your home cool
  • Never leave a child or pet alone in a vehicle 

If you are in a public place and need to wear a face covering, take a safely distanced “mask break” if you are getting too hot and uncomfortable:

  • Go outside and make sure you are distanced from others by at least 6 feet
  • Remove your face covering to breathe and cool down
  • Put the mask back on before returning to the venue or activity where the mask is required

Read more tips on hot weather safety from the Washington State Department of Health. (Disponible en Español)


With loss of income, more residents eligible for free or low-cost health care coverage

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than 100,000 Washington residents have enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid), Washington state’s insurance program for individuals with lower incomes. About 1.9 million Washington residents are now enrolled in the program, which offers comprehensive physical and behavioral health care coverage.

The state Office of Financial Management estimates that due to the pandemic, the uninsured rate in our state rose from 6.7 percent in January 2020 to 13 percent in the spring, and was at about 8.8 percent on July 25. Read the State Health Care Authority's news release for more information.

Find out if you are eligible for free or low-cost Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage. If you do not qualify for Apple Health, you may qualify for help with your health insurance or for other health services.


Supporting children and teens during the COVID-19 pandemic

The experience of children, teens, and families during the COVID-19 pandemic can be complicated and challenging. The Washington State Department of Health's Behavioral Health Toolbox for Families (PDF) has tips on how to navigate some of the emotional responses that families may experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The purpose of this toolbox is to provide general information about common emotional responses of children, teens, and families during disasters. Families, parents, caregivers, and educators can use this information to help children, teens, and families recover from disasters and grow stronger. Each age-specific section includes information on common emotional responses, helping children heal and grow, and managing feelings and behaviors children may experience.

To request this document in another format, call 1-800-525-0127. Deaf or hard of hearing customers, please call 711 (Washington Relay) or email

DOH family toolbox


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