COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - September 22, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Sept. 22

DATA UPDATE: The state Department of Health is experiencing delays reporting negative test totals. Negative test totals for Kitsap County were last updated on Sept. 20.


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New website measures COVID-19 school metrics

The Kitsap Public Health District posted a new webpage today to support schools and families as they navigate difficult decisions regarding K-12 education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The schools information page includes an interactive dashboard displaying local COVID-19 data trends, as well as links to important guidance documents and useful toolkits. A link to the new schools page can be found on the Health District’s main COVID-19 page.


COVID-19 case characteristics through August released

The Kitsap Public Health District updated their Case Characteristics Report with more detail about COVID-19 cases reported in Kitsap County from March through the end of August. Here is a sampling of case characteristics: 

  • The average age of cases was 39
  • The highest rate of cases occurred in the 20-29 age range
  • The most common symptoms reported were cough (60% of those responding) and fatigue (also 60%), followed by headache (55%), and fever (51%)
  • 13% of cases reported no symptoms
  • 14% of cases were healthcare workers or first responders
  • 40% of cases shared an address with another confirmed COVID-19 case
  • 19% were associated with an outbreak
  • 11% reported having recently traveled out of state
  • 9% of cases were hospitalized
  • The average age of cases hospitalized was 58
  • 11 COVID-19-associated deaths were reported from March-August. The average age of the community members who died was 70.


Updated guidance for fall agritourism activities

Gov. Jay Inslee announced updated guidance for agritourism as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan. The updates include requirements for outdoor corn mazes and haunted houses, among other fall agritourism activities. 

These new requirements are included in the latest version of the Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook, updated on September 22. Read the full guidance document here


Prepare for the rainy season

Tomorrow will bring heavy rains, wind gusts and falling leaves. The National Weather Service is forecasting significant rainfall between one and two inches on Wednesday.

Rain combined with falling leaves are the perfect recipe for clogging storm drains which can cause local flooding of roads and private property. Kitsap County Public Works Department urges residents to help reduce flooding by cleaning up yard debris and keeping storm drains clear.

Report flooding with the See Click Fix app, by email at, or call 360-337-5777.


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