COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - September 8, 2020

View as a webpage

Coronavirus 2

News & Information

COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Sept. 8

St. Michael Bremerton COVID-19 update: Kitsap Public Health will continue to post 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. 


COVID-19 daily cases


Statement from the Department of Health

Our agency operations have been severely impacted by wind storm damage and many services are currently unavailable, including the DOH website and phones. We are working to resolve this and have services back online ASAP. We will update you as soon as we have more info. Given the interruptions, we will not be able to update COVID-19 data today.

Resources still available:  

  • Info at
  • Info about COVID-19, call 1-800-525-0127 or text 211-211
  • For support, call Washington Listens at 1-833-681-0211. The support line offers a live person to listen and support you during this stressful time.


Wildfire smoke causes unhealthy air quality throughout Kitsap County

Wildfire smoke rolled into our region and could linger this week throughout much of the county. Puget Sound Clean Air Agency recommends Kitsap County residents stay indoors as much as possible while smoke is present, due to unhealthy air-quality conditions.

Variable winds continue to make it difficult to predict how long the smoke will persist, but it is expected to hang around through at least Wednesday and possibly beyond. These irregular winds may cause air quality in some areas to range between good and unhealthy, over the span of several hours.

Wildfire smoke can cause symptoms that range from the annoying — eye, nose, and throat irritation — to the dangerous — wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. It's especially harmful for children, pregnant women, and people who are over 65. If you already have a heart or lung condition like asthma or COVID-19, breathing in wildfire smoke can make it worse.

Learn more about Puget Sound air quality at

Check wildfire and smoke locations at


Burn Ban Expanded to Stage II

Due to rising fire danger and stretched resources, Kitsap County Fire Marshal David Lynam expanded the current burn ban to prohibit all outdoor fires, effective immediately and until further notice. 

Under a Stage II Fire Danger Burn Ban, no open burning is allowed. All outdoor burning permits remain suspended, recreational fires are prohibited, and only propane or natural gas-fueled cooking fires are allowed.  

To check on the current status of the outdoor burn ban, contact the Kitsap County Fire Marshal's Office at (360)337-5777 or your local fire district. 


Phase 2 burn ban


Useful Links