COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 22, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Aug. 22

8/22/20 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health reported two new COVID-19-associated deaths for Kitsap County. Both community members who died were older adults with underlying health conditions. With the addition of these cases, nine COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date.  

* 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.


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Free day at state and national parks August 25

Enjoy Washington state and national parks for free this Tuesday, August 25, in celebration of the National Park Service's 104th birthday. Day-use visitors won't need a Discover Pass to explore and enjoy Washington state parks, including those in Kitsap County.

Have a great time outdoors and please be sure to recreate responsibly. Here's a video from the U.S. Forest Service with tips on outdoor mask-wearing. Thanks for doing your part!

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Time for the talk

No one wants to get sick or to get someone else sick. We all have different health issues, different experiences and different loved ones we are trying to protect. And, since there is no way to completely protect ourselves from COVID-19, we all have different ways of determining what risks we are comfortable taking and what risks we feel are just too dangerous.

When you are planning to meet up with a friend or family member in person, you may agree that you will be “safe,” but do you both understand what “safe” means to the other person? Have the talk before you get together. This blog post from the Washington State Department of Health has tips on how to have a conversation about how you will spend time together and still have everyone feel safe.


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