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

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

* 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


CORONA survey will help leaders plan for recovery

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) created the Community Recovery-Oriented Needs Assessment (CORONA) survey to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 on Washington residents. The voluntary survey asks questions related to behavioral, economic, social and emotional impacts and needs. Health departments across the state will use the results of the survey to help our communities recover.

The online survey is available in six languages: English, Somali, Spanish, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. To take the survey by phone, call 855-530-5787. Interpretative services are available.

More information is available on DOH’s CORONA survey web page.


Apply now for small business grants up to $5,000

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) is partnering with Kitsap County, the City of Bremerton, and the City of Port Orchard to distribute federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding to offer up to $5,000 rental relief assistance to local small business owners negatively impacted by COVID-19. 

Kitsap County has made $880,000 of Federal CARES funds available to assist small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. Up to $750,000 will be distributed to eligible businesses in unincorporated Kitsap County and $130,000 to those in Kitsap incorporated cities (Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard & Poulsbo).

The intent of these grants is to reimburse businesses for commercial rent or lease expenses. Non-profit organizations are also encouraged to apply. Criteria and timelines vary according by jurisdiction. Visit for more information.

KEDA rental relief


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