COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - October 8, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Oct. 8

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


Thanks to the over 3,500 Kitsap residents who responded to CORONA survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in the state's Community Recovery-Oriented Needs Assessment (CORONA) survey! More than 3,500 Kitsap residents submitted responses. Results will be released to the public in November and Kitsap Public Health will share Kitsap data in a special report. 

Kitsap County had the third highest level of participation in the state behind King and Snohomish counties. The results will provide information for the ongoing COVID-19 response in Kitsap County.


KPHD test results 10-8-20


Safe Start report card update

The Kitsap Public Health District updated the Safe Start report card with data available as of October 6. The report card tracks targets to help evaluate when to move to the next phase of the Safe Start Recovery Plan. All counties remain on pause to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state. Kitsap County remains in Phase 2.

View the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard for more details.

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Newly announced federal grant aimed to help state businesses restart, rebuild and become more resilient

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Today, the Washington State Department of Commerce announced a $15 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, one of the largest such grants in the nation. 

Small businesses have experienced the adverse impact of COVID-19 in severe and often unequal ways, potentially with serious long-term consequences for Washington state workers, communities and economy. The grant will support the state’s Safe Start efforts and a collaboration of public, private and philanthropic organizations to help keep small businesses open, protect and create jobs, and strengthen key sectors. 

To learn more about today's announcement, click here. A program overview is available here. For information about the various programs supporting small businesses, visit the Commerce webpage at


Update on vaccine planning from Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health is making steady progress in planning for an expected COVID-19 vaccine.

The department is encouraged by information the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released Tuesday clarifying the process for FDA review and licensure of COVID-19 vaccines. This will ensure the new vaccines have adequate clinical data, independent review before being licensed, and are evaluated for safety and efficacy. 

Last Friday, the National Academy of Medicine released the “Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine” consensus study report, which includes recommendations for ensuring equity in distribution, administration, and access to the vaccine. Washington state will use this report to inform its prioritization for the vaccine while there is a limited supply. The Department of Health aims to open electronic provider enrollment in November and will share information with healthcare providers later this week about the federal requirements to help providers be ready when enrollment opens.

The state's vaccine plan is due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Oct. 16. For details, read the full press release from the Department of Health here



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