COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - September 12, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Sept. 12

St. Michael Bremerton COVID-19 update: 

Kitsap Public Health released a preliminary case characteristics report with additional information about COVID-19 cases associated with the St. Michael Medical Center outbreak. The total number of cases associated with the outbreak to date remains at 73.

Updates will continue to be posted on the St. Michael COVID-19 Outbreak Response page


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COVID-19 activity declining in Washington state with help of face coverings and distancing

Yesterday, the Washington State Department of Health released the latest statewide situation report, which reflects an overall decline in COVID-19 activity as of late August. The report also highlights encouraging signs that keeping our distance, limiting gathering size and wearing face coverings are working to slow the spread of the disease. COVID-10 remains active in Kitsap with 10 new cases reported today. 

The statewide decline is due to safer interactions across all ages — taking precautions like wearing face coverings, restricting gathering size and keeping high-risk environments closed. These must be continued to keep transmission decreasing. Learn more here


Wildfire smoke at very unhealthy levels

Wildfire smoke remains at very unhealthy levels throughout the Puget Sound region with gradual clearing expected to begin early next week. The Department of Ecology issued a statewide air quality alert this morning, which continues through the weekend. 

Kitsap County remains under a Stage 2 Burn Ban which prohibits all outside burning. Everyone is urged to take caution to prevent fires in our area.

With COVID-19 as an ongoing factor, people need to know how to stay safe from smoke and fire while preventing the spread of disease. Though they don't generally protect against wildfire smoke, wearing cloth face coverings to protect yourself and others is still critical. Learn more here.

The best way to protect yourself from smoky air is to stay inside and keep your indoor air clean by improving filtration and creating a clean air room in your home. To reduce the intake of smoke into your home:

To monitor conditions in our area:

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Protect your mental health during this challenging time

Living with wildfires and COVID-19 is a challenging experience and could make you feel stressed, isolated, or depressed. It is important to take care of your mental health during this time, and help is available:…/mental-and-emotional-well-being.


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