COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - October 23, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Oct. 23

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


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Kitsap County launches drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

Kitsap County will have a new option for fast and easy COVID-19 testing, beginning Monday, October 26.

The Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center and Kitsap Public Health District have launched a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Pendergast Regional Park in Bremerton. Testing is available three days a week for anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms, has been exposed to a COVID-19 case, or meets other testing criteria.

Participants must book appointments for testing online or by phone. A healthcare provider visit and health insurance are not required to access testing. Results are typically available within 48 hours.


Kitsap County allocated Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support the new testing program.

The City of Bainbridge Island is also finalizing plans to open a drive-thru testing site that is expected to open Nov. 2. The city’s website will be updated as soon as more information about scheduling appointments is available. 

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Peninsula Community Health free flu vaccine clinics

In partnership with CHI Franciscan and the Kitsap Public Health Department, Peninsula Community Health Services will host two free flu vaccine drive-thru clinics open to the public. The first event will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday October 24 at the Bremerton clinic at 2508 Wheaton Way. The second event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, October 26 at the Port Orchard medical clinic located at 320 South Kitsap Blvd. This event will be free for adults and children. No appointment is needed but preregistration is encouraged. 

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Community feedback wanted on COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts. Now, as one component of a larger engagement strategy, the department seeks additional feedback to help decide the best ways to equitably distribute the vaccine as the department moves forward.

Throughout the month of October, DOH has been reaching out to the communities, workers, partners, and business sectors who have been most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in order to gather feedback for COVID-19 vaccine planning. DOH also offers two different general feedback opportunities:

  1. The opportunity to provide feedback on vaccine prioritization and allocation on the webpage until 11:59PM on Monday, October 26. This is available in English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. This timeline will allow DOH to incorporate preliminary feedback into initial COVID-19 vaccine prioritization and allocation planning efforts.
  2. The opportunity to provide feedback on the interim vaccine distribution plan. You can find the plan and submit feedback on the DOH COVID-19 vaccine webpage.

These are just the first feedback and engagement opportunities. See the DOH news release for more details.


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