COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - October 6, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Oct. 6

View the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard for the latest data.

The Kitsap Public Health Board held a virtual meeting this morning. The meeting included an update on local COVID-19 response and a presentation by St. Michael Medical Center leadership. A recording of the meeting and presentation slides have been posted.


KPHD results 10-6-20


Gov. Inslee allows libraries, movie theaters to open, youth sports to restart in good news announcement today

Today, Gov. Jay Inslee announced modifications to guidance in the Safe Start recovery plan. The changes are effective immediately Some of the modifications include:

  • Libraries are allowed to reopen at 25% capacity
  • Youth school sports guidance aligns school related and non-school related sports guidance 
  • Movie theaters can open at 25% occupancy
  • Restaurants can move alcohol cut-off time to 11 p.m. and increase table size to 6
  • Real estate open houses will be allowed

View the full announcement with links to the updated guidance here. View the press conference here. The importance of wearing masks, practicing physical distancing and taking other measures to protect our health was also stressed.

There are no overall changes to the Safe Start recovery plan phases at this time. Kitsap County remains in Phase 2.


Governor extends COVID-related proclamations to Nov. 9

Gov. Jay Inslee extended 26 proclamations related to COVID-19 until Nov. 9, 2020. Some of these include unemployment benefits, licensing, tax penalties and for long-term care facilities. Additionally, proclamation 20-72.1 providing assistance to families impacted by wildfires is extended to Oct. 10. To view these proclamations, click here.


Great ShakeOut

Practice earthquake safety during the Great ShakeOut

Every October, millions of individuals, families, schools and businesses around the world review the basics of earthquake safety and participate in a drill that also serves as a reminder that Western Washington is in earthquake country. The Great Washington ShakeOut takes place at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 15.

Register here to be counted with the nearly 27,000 Kitsap residents who are already signed up. As we continue safety practices that slow the spread of COVID-19, this year ShakeOut participants are encouraged to avoid parts of the drill that would lead to people huddling together inside or out. 

Do you know that Washington has more than 1,000 earthquakes each year? About a dozen of them are strong enough to be felt across the state. In the last 125 years, there were approximately 20 earthquakes in Washington severe enough to cause property damage. 

Your level of preparedness can determine your quality of life in the days, weeks and months that follow a significant earthquake. Follow the link here to prepare for the next earthquake. A printable flyer is also available here


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