COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - October 21, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Oct. 21

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

10/21/20 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health reported two new COVID-19 associated deaths for Kitsap County. Both community members who died were older adults (65 or older) with underlying health conditions. With the addition of these cases, 21 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date.


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Free online and drop-in tutoring for K-12 students

Kitsap County is partnering with local school districts to provide free online and drop-in tutoring sessions for Kitsap students, to help alleviate some of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic associated with online and hybrid learning. Options are available for all Kindergarten through 12th-grade students on a first-come basis. Sessions are underway now and end November 23.

Space is limited in both the online tutoring and drop-in sessions held at the Eagle’s Nest  at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Tutors are instructors from the Central Kitsap School District.

Kitsap County Commissioners designated a portion of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for the tutoring program. Funding limits the program to run through November 23.

For details and to sign up a student with a tutor for the date/time/subject needed, click here. A secure, digital Zoom link will be sent after the application is completed. For questions, please contact Kitsap County Human Resources at



Washington’s interim COVID-19 vaccination plan submitted

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) submitted its interim plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by its deadline of October 16, 2020.

This plan is Washington state’s response to the request from the CDC for state and territorial health departments to answer questions and outline their preliminary plans for vaccine distribution. It describes how the department will approach the work of planning for and distributing a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine once available. See the DOH news release for details.


Inslee updates guidance for religious and faith-based organizations

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced updated guidance for religious and faith-based organizations as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan. 

The religious and faith-based guidance is updated to:

  • Clarify that physical distancing between non-household members must be 6 feet in all directions; and
  • Permit brief physical contact among up to five individuals, excluding religious leaders, if the brief contact is a critical component to the organization’s religious service, so long as masks are worn and hands are sanitized immediately before and after the contact.

Read the full guidance document here. Find a full list of current reopening guidance here


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