COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 29, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Aug. 29

St. Michael Bremerton COVID-19 update:

Kitsap Public Health will continue to post daily outbreak updates this weekend on the St. Michael COVID-19 Outbreak Response page. There are 59 total confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4:30 p.m. Aug. 28, including 38 staff and 21 patients. 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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Cleaning and disinfection for households

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages frequent cleaning of “high-touch” areas in your home as one way to reduce the risk of COVID-19. 

This guidance from the CDC provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of households where those with confirmed COVID-19 reside or may be in self- isolation. It is aimed at limiting the survival of the virus in the environments. These recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available.

These guidelines are focused on household settings and are meant for the general public.


How to select, wear, and clean your mask

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.

Making a decision about selecting a mask can be confusing. This new website from the CDC provides tips on how to choose your masks.  

  • Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Masks should be worn by people two years and older
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children younger than two, people who have trouble breathing, or people who cannot remove the mask without assistance
  • Do NOT wear masks intended for healthcare workers, for example, N95 respirators
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