COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 20, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Aug. 20

* 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 the latest Safe Start report card, which tracks progress on targets to move to the next phase of the Safe Start plan. All counties in Washington remain on pause at this time and must reapply when the pause is lifted. Kitsap County is in Phase 2.

More details are available in the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard, updated today with data available as of August 18. 

KPHD report card


Free masks still available - call 2-1-1

As part of a statewide program, the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center received 106,000 cloth face masks to distribute to low-income individuals through local social service agencies and organizations.

CDC wear a mask

Two free masks are available for every person with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. To access the free masks, call 2-1-1 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week for directions to distribution locations across the county.


Who should get tested?

The Washington State Department of Health recommends testing for anyone who has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, even if their illness is mild, and anyone who has been in close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19.

Testing is not recommended for people who do not have symptoms, unless they have been in close contact with a confirmed case.

A quarantine and isolation care center is available for those who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 who need a place to stay, away from their household member. The facility will accept patients referred by healthcare providers or public health officials in Kitsap County. 

Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms on the CDC’s website.

KPHD get tested


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