COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - September 1, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Sept. 1

St. Michael Bremerton COVID-19 update: Kitsap Public Health will continue to post daily updates on the St. Michael COVID-19 Outbreak Response page. Testing and case investigations at the former Harrison Hospital are ongoing and reported case numbers are preliminary.

DATA UPDATE: On Sept. 1, Kitsap Public Health updated its daily COVID-19 surveillance dashboard to include new negative test data available from Department of Health. The new negative test totals include all negative test results reported for individuals who have not previously tested positive. This means multiple negative tests may be reported for one person, but any negative tests reported after a person tests positive for COVID-19 will not be reported. In the past, negative test totals reported by Kitsap Public Health included only one result per individual. Read more about the new reporting methodology on the Department of Health’s website.

The positive cases reported by Kitsap Public Health still represent only one positive result per individual.


COVID-19 daily cases


Kitsap Public Health Board meeting materials posted

Kitsap Public Health District Health Officer Dr. Gib Morrow provided a COVID-19 update Tuesday to the Kitsap Public Health Board. The update included a discussion of strategies to improve access to testing in the county and an overview of the ongoing St. Michael Medical Center outbreak response. A recording of the meeting and presentation slides have been posted on the Health District's website.


September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September. The 2020 NPM theme is: "Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today." Follow NPM each week for resources to get your family prepared.

National Preparedness Month

Week 1 September 1-5: Make A Plan

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan with information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations due to the coronavirus.


Volunteer with the Emergency Operations Center

The Kitsap Emergency Operations Center is seeking additional volunteers to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Volunteers are needed to staff Kitsap County Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) site for individuals who've been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, and lack safe alternatives for housing. This Q&I resource is maintained and managed by Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management as a key tool in the battle against the spread of COVID-19.

Volunteers are provided training on all appropriate PPE as well as on steps that minimize possible exposure. To help fill this vital need, please click here for more information or email


Pathway to Recovery Playbook update

The Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook was developed by the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management to help our community understand and safely embark the state's Safe Start COVID-19 Recovery Plan. Today's update includes latest guidance on agricultural operations. 


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