COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - October 3, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Oct. 3


KPHD results 10-3-20

Safe and creative tips for celebrating Halloween

Finding safe ways to celebrate is a part of life now. Brainstorm fun, seasonal activities with your kids and neighbors for Halloween this year. The Kitsap Public Health District put together some fun ideas for a happy, healthy Halloween.

You can download and share this fact sheet and check out other tips from the Washington State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control.

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Chilly days are coming

COVID-19 spreads easily from person to person in crowded indoor spaces—especially if we hang out for a long period of time and talk. We have learned this summer that small outdoor gatherings are much safer than indoor gatherings.

But we are about to get chilly. We need to start thinking about how we will see our friends and family, stay warm and dry, and protect ourselves from COVID-19.

Every bit of risk reduction matters. When our risk goes up in one way, like because the kids return to school, or we gather with some friends indoors, we need to do everything we can to reduce our risk in other ways.

  • Get your flu shot. In the fall and winter we spend more time in crowded indoor places, and that’s why fall and winter are traditionally cold and flu season. With flu, at least we have a vaccination to help reduce our risk.
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Not sure if you have a cold or the flu or COVID-19? Don’t let cold and flu season discourage you from getting tested for COVID-19. If you have a new cough or fever or other COVID-19 symptoms, contact your health care provider and see how you can get tested for COVID-19.
  • Stay outdoors as much as possible. Consider how you and a few of your friends can get together outdoors even in cold or rainy weather. Brainstorm outdoor activities like going to a pumpkin patch, visiting a park with a covered picnic area or heading out to watch the salmon spawn.
  • Keep the air fresh and moving. When you do come inside with others who are not typically part of your household, open the windows and make sure you keep outdoor air coming inside and moving around. 
  • Keep your distance. As you think of areas to stay warm with a friend or two, be sure that these areas allow you to stay at least six feet away from people who are not a part of your household. 
  • Cover your face. If you are going to bring people into your home, insist on cloth face coverings as much as possible. There is ever increasing evidence that a combination of physical distancing and wearing cloth face coverings protects us and our loved ones.
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