COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 16, 2020

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Due to a power outage in downtown Bremerton today, the Kitsap Public Health District is unable to provide an update on county COVID-19 case numbers. We regret the inconvenience.

The next update is scheduled for Monday, August 17th at 2:00 p.m.

* 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.


Hot weather tips during a pandemic

With warm weather upon us and safety measures in place for COVID, we aren't able to head to the air-conditioned comfort of movie theaters, malls, or even libraries. So this summer, we’ll need to take other measures to cool off and be extra attentive to signs of overheating.

Here are some hot weather tips for staying indoors, recreating outdoors and wearing face coverings in the heat from our neighbors in King County Public Health. Visit the Beat the Heat site to learn more.


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National Immunization Awareness Month

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It’s National Immunization Awareness Month and a great time to talk with your healthcare provider about which vaccines are right for you. Vaccinations aren’t just for kids, so follow CDC’s immunization schedule for adults. Doing so can help keep you from getting sick and missing work or school. Learn more here

Many school districts will have distance or online learning to reduce COVID-19 transmission this year. If your child is temporarily doing online learning, they still need to have

their required vaccinations for the start of the school year. Check with your doctor to make sure your children are up to date with this year’s immunization requirements.

You can also view and print your family’s immunization records yourself by signing up for MyIR ( Adults, don’t be too busy to protect yourself from serious, vaccine-preventable diseases! Make sure your vaccinations are up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time.


Kitsap County remains under a Phase 1 burn ban

Under a Phase 1 burn ban, all outdoor burning is prohibited except for small recreational fires in approved fire pits and appliances, or as allowed in established campgrounds. The outdoor burn ban is in effect until further notice. 

For more information, visit your local fire department's website:

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