COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - September 26, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Sept. 26


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COVID-19 transmission at a crossroads in Washington state going into fall

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report. The report shows COVID-19 case counts continue to decrease overall in both eastern and western Washington, though some counties are experiencing plateaus or increases in disease activity.

DOH partners with the Institute for Disease Modeling, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington and the Microsoft AI for Health program to develop this weekly report. More COVID-19 data can be found on the DOH website and in the state’s risk assessment dashboard.


Emergency orders on COVID-19 testing and billing extended

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended two emergency orders. The order requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) and the order protecting consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to medically-necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19 are both extended until October 25. 

Kreidler's order waiving cost-sharing applies to all state-regulated health insurance plans and short-term limited duration medical plans. The order on surprise billing applies to both in-state and out-of-state laboratories, when a provider orders diagnostic testing for COVID-19. See the news release for more details.

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