COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - October 15, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Oct. 15

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


COVID-19 daily cases


Introducing a new daily COVID-19 data update

Kitsap Public Health rolled out a new daily COVID-19 Surveillance Report to help Kitsap residents track key metrics being used to inform decisions related to the state’s Safe Start reopening plan, in-person school instruction, sports, and other activities. View the new dashboard on the Health District’s COVID-19 page. Portions of the new dashboard have been incorporated into the daily data update featured in this bulletin.

One key indicator of COVID-19 activity highlighted in the new dashboard is the rate of new COVID-19 cases reported per 100,000 residents over the past 14 days. The state has created a framework for assessing COVID-19 activity based on this metric, combined with other data points. In general, a rate of fewer than 25 cases per 100,000 is an indicator of “low” COVID-19 activity; 25-75 cases per 100,000 indicates “medium” activity; and more than 75 cases per 100,000 indicates “high” activity. In the most recent data update, Kitsap County had a rate of 58 cases per 100,000, indicating “moderate” activity.  

This chart shows the trend over time:

Daily rate per 100K

The new daily surveillance report includes a map displaying the same rate per 100,000 metric for different areas of the county. Also highlighted is the percent of COVID-19 cases that were positive over the past 14 days.

The dashboard still includes a daily breakdown of new COVID-19 cases and a chart showing COVID-19 cases reported by specimen collection date, as well as information about active cases, active contacts, deaths, and total negative tests reported. The breakdown of cases by age will be moved to the weekly Risk Assessment Dashboard.

For questions about this new daily report, please email


Safe Start report card update

The Kitsap County Safe Start report card has been updated with data available as of October 14. Kitsap Public Health District created the report card to track targets needed to to move forward under the Safe Start recovery plan. Kitsap County is in Phase 2.

Safe Start report card


Inslee extends eviction moratorium, public utilities proclamation

Gov. Jay Inslee announced yesterday the extensions of the eviction moratorium and public utility proclamations as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. Both proclamations were extended to December 31.

Proclamation 20-19.3 extends a statewide moratorium on evictions. Tenants are responsible for rent and past-due rent, but late fees may not be assessed.

Proclamation 20-23.11 prohibits energy, water and landline telephone companies from disconnecting any residential customers from energy, landline telephone or water service due to nonpayment on an active account, except at the request of the customer. This proclamation does not relieve customers from the obligation to pay for utility services.

See the governor's news release for more details.


Reminder: Poulsbo Flu Clinic tomorrow

The Poulsbo Rite Aid Pharmacy and Kitsap Public Health District will hold a drive-thru flu vaccine event at Poulsbo City Hall from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, October 16. Look for the clinic on 3rd street on the rear side of City Hall, which is located at 200 Moe St. NE.

This is a great way to get a flu vaccine without leaving the comfort of your car. No reservations are needed. All are welcome, with or without insurance (if you have insurance, be sure to bring your card).

You can find other vaccine locations at

Poulsbo flu clinic


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