COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - October 22, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Oct. 22

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


COVID-19 daily cases


Safe Start report card update

The Kitsap Public Health District has updated the Safe Start report card with data available as of October 20. The report card tracks targets to be met to move to the next phase of the Safe Start recovery plan. Kitsap County is currently in Phase 2. More details are available in the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard.

Safe Start report card


Washington surpasses 100,000 cases of COVID-19

Today the Washington State Department of Health reported the 100,000th Washingtonian diagnosed with COVID-19. This a sad and sobering milestone.

The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in western Washington counties is climbing at an alarming rate right now. There are more and more people getting sick right now because there is widespread disease transmission—not just local outbreaks.

As of October 21, 100,525 people in Washington have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, 8,183 people had to be hospitalized, and 2,289 people (or 2.3%) have died of the disease. More COVID-19 data can be found on the DOH website and in the state’s risk assessment dashboard.


Safer gatherings: coping while apart

During normal times, the fall and winter months are wonderful times to gather. So, limiting and changing the way in which we gather with family and friends isn’t easy. It may cause feelings of stress, anxiety or depression. This time of year, it’s important that we practice self-care and support others who may be feeling lonely or isolated.

If you are experiencing stress due to COVID-19 call the Washington Listens line at 833-681-0211 for support and resources.

If you know someone who is struggling, reach out. Reassure them that you are there for them. Some ideas for how to show support while maintaining physical distance:

  • Set a regular day or time for a check in call or video chat.
  • Mail them a letter offering words of encouragement and love.
  • Drop off a homemade treat, takeout from their favorite restaurant, or a favorite book.
  • Listen without judgment.
  • Reassure them that it is ok to feel sad, anxious, and lonely during this time, and that this is not forever. Also remind them there is help available to them if they need it.
  • If possible, arrange for both of you to get tested, then self-quarantine for two weeks. Then you can plan a long visit to help give them the support and comfort they may need this time of year.

For more information and tips on safer gatherings this fall, visit


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