COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 27, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Aug. 27

St. Michael Bremerton COVID-19 update:

Kitsap Public Health now has a web page dedicated to updates on the St. Michael response. Testing and case investigations are ongoing and reported case numbers are preliminary.

* DATA UPDATE: Due to technical issues, the state Department of Health (DOH) is currently not able to provide an update on total negative COVID-19 test results. On Aug. 26, DOH provided the average number of tests per day in Kitsap County for the past seven days and the percent of tests that were positive. Kitsap Public Health added these numbers to its daily surveillance report.


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Safe Start report card updated

The Kitsap Public Health District updates the Safe Start Report Card each week tracking targets needed to move to the next phase of the Safe Start recovery plan. All counties remain on hold until further notice by Gov. Jay Inslee. Kitsap County is in Phase 2.

View the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard for more details.

Safe Start report card


New guidance added to Kitsap Pathway to Recovery Playbook

The Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center gathered Washington's guidelines for a Safe Start in one place, the Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook, to make them easier for local businesses to find. The playbook was updated today to include latest guidance on Phase 2 and 3 fitness including answers to FAQ


Study shows vaping associated with catching COVID-19

Recent state data show adults ages 20 to 39 represent a higher percentage of coronavirus cases than any other age group in the state. This comes as vaping among teens and young adults in our state has also skyrocketed, with nearly 30 percent of high school seniors saying they use vapor products. 

A new study shows young people who reported ever having used e-cigarettes were five times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than non-users. Teens and young adults who want to quit vaping or smoking can get access to several resources in Washington state.

  • In January, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) began offering This is Quitting from Truth Initiative. This free program is tailored by age group to give supportive text messages and information about quitting vaping. To enroll, teens and young adults can text VAPEFREEWA to 88709.
  • DOH has also collaborated with 2Morrow Inc. to produce an app that helps participants learn how to deal with unhelpful thoughts, urges, and cravings caused by the nicotine in vapor products. 

To sign up for the app or find other tobacco cessation resources, visit See the DOH news release for more details.


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