COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - October 27, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Oct. 27

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


COVID-19 daily cases


Quarantine and Isolation Center volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to staff the Kitsap County Quarantine and Isolation (Q/I) Center for individuals who've been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 and are not able to safely quarantine or isolate at home. The site is open to guests who choose to participate, are medically-stable and have been referred by a healthcare professional or public health official.

The Q/I Center is maintained and managed by Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management and located at the beautiful Pilgrim Firs Conference Center near Port Orchard. Volunteers are provided with safety training and personal protective equipment when on site and can choose how often they want to work. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 with full mobility. 

Register as a volunteer emergency worker at and visit for more information.

Learn more about the support provided to volunteers at the Q/I center in this YouTube video produced by BKAT Bremerton-Kitsap Access Television.

Q/I video


Kitsap County COVID-19 case characteristics update

The Kitsap Public Health District yesterday updated their Case Characteristics Report with more detail about COVID-19 cases reported in Kitsap County from March through September. This month's report includes new maps and tables exploring the rate of COVID-19 cases reported by zip code. 

A sampling of case characteristics:

  • The average age of cases was 40
  • The highest rate of cases occurred in the 20-29 age range
  • The most common symptoms reported were cough (59% of those responding), fatigue (58%), followed by headache (55%), muscle aches (51%) and fever (49%)
  • 14% of cases reported no symptoms
  • 41% of cases shared an address with another confirmed COVID-19 case
  • 20% were associated with an outbreak
  • 17% reported having close contact with a case at their workplace
  • 11% reported having recently traveled out of state
  • 8% of cases were hospitalized
  • The average age of cases hospitalized was 58
  • 16 COVID-19-associated deaths were reported from March-September
  • The average age of community members who died was 68
  • 75% of those who died (12 deaths) were male
KPHD case characteristics


$2 million COVID relief grant now open for nonprofits

The Washington State Department of Commerce is partnering with Philanthropy Northwest to provide $2 million of relief funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act with a focus on community-based nonprofits and Tribal organizations most impacted by COVID-19. 

Grants will be awarded in increments of $25,000 and $50,000, based on the organization’s need. Priority consideration will be given to programs that serve economically vulnerable areas especially in rural, remote and Tribal communities and whose leaders are reflective of the populations they serve. Small organizations and those serving unincorporated areas are encouraged to apply.

Grant applications from eligible 501c3 organizations are due by November 6, 2020. See the Department of Commerce news release for more information.


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