COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 18, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Aug. 18

* 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


Getting ready for virtual learning

As we approach the new school year, most students in Kitsap County will continue staying at home. Going back to school virtually may pose additional challenges with staying connected to peers, since students may have less frequent or no in-person interactions with each other.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a checklist for planning for virtual or at-home learning. Some of these action items might warrant additional conversations with your school administrators or healthcare provider.

Students attending school online because of school changes during the COVID-19 pandemic still need to be in compliance with all of the immunization requirements. Check with your school district or private school to make sure you are in compliance. More information on school and child care immunization is available from the Washington State Department of Health.

CDC back to school


Parents invited to Zoom Q&A session on remote learning

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal will answer questions about remote learning and the upcoming school year over Zoom tomorrow starting at 11:30 a.m. All interested parents and students are invited to attend. The meeting is in a town hall format, hosted by Q13 reporter Matt Lorch. 

Date and time: Wednesday, August 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID (only needed if asked): 958 8435 4806

To ensure the best experience, please make sure your audio is muted when joining a Zoom conference.


How Right Now

Pandemics are stressful times, full of uncertainty and fear. It’s common to feel worried, afraid, sad or angry when dealing with job insecurity, loved ones who are sick and the isolation of social distancing. The How Right Now initiative aims to help people navigate these feelings during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The How Right Now campaign was developed by NORC at the University of Chicago with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and funded by the CDC Foundation. It provides resources that support mental health during the pandemic and offers ideas for ways to cope with COVID-19 related stress.

How Right Now’s website features an interactive tool to help users find resources that address their specific concern. Resources include fact sheets, articles, webinars, mobile apps and crisis hotlines from a variety of reputable organizations such as CDC, the Red Cross, the Department of Veterans Affairs, AARP and the American Psychological Association.

How Right Now


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