COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 25, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Aug. 25

* DATA UPDATE: On Aug. 25, the state Department of Health (DOH) released a 7-day rolling average of negative COVID-19 test results reported in Kitsap County as well as a 7-day average for the percent of tests that were positive. According to DOH, these figures are preliminary and could be incomplete. Kitsap Public Health added these numbers to its daily COVID-19 surveillance report. DOH has not provided an update on total negative tests reported to date.


COVID-19 daily cases


Important reminders about face coverings

As face coverings have become a part of our daily routines at work or in public places, here are some important reminders from the Kitsap Public Health District. 

  • Face coverings are not a substitute for more effective preventive measures, including physical distancing and handwashing.
  • Face coverings are worn to protect others.
  • Face coverings are most effective for preventing the wearer from spreading respiratory droplets.
  • Face coverings are not safe for children younger than 2. Older children should be
    supervised while wearing face coverings.
  • Avoid touching your face covering and face. Clean your face covering regularly.


face coverings


Lost Wages Assistance program approved

The Employment Security Department’s (ESD) application for the Lost Wages Assistance program was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on August 24. The program is a temporary emergency measure that will allow ESD to provide an additional $300 per week for a limited period of time to those who have lost work due to the COVID-19 crisis. See the application news release for details.

ESD is evaluating how to implement this new program and will share a timeline for when payments will be available as soon as possible. More information is available in this list of frequently asked questions.


Lost Wages Assistance


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