COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - October 31, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Oct. 31

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


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Happy Halloween!

Halloween should be spooky, but not because of COVID-19! Please keep these tips from Kitsap Public Health District in mind if you're making last-minute plans for the weekend:

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Find even more ideas for gathering safely from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Washington State Department of Health

CDC Halloween


State reports more than 1,000 cases in a day for the first time since summer

Yesterday, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) state reported 1,047 new COVID cases in a single day. This number is a new daily high since mid-July.

In light of a potential fall surge, the Department of Health recently encouraged Washingtonians to flatten the curve once again. These upward trends threaten the progress we’ve made toward containment, and could impede other important statewide progress in the future.

Going into the weekend, DOH would like to underscore the importance of:

  • Wearing a mask, even with people you see regularly and in your smallest social circles and anytime you are using shared transportation, including while in your own vehicle with other people.
  • Keeping gatherings small and hold them outside whenever possible.
  • Avoiding any social gatherings indoors, but if you must participate, wearing a mask and ensuring windows and doors are open to maximize ventilation.
  • Washing or sanitizing hands often and not touching your face.
  • Staying home if you’re sick or if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19.


Inslee issues directive to ensure continuity of benefits for school staff

Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday issued a directive to the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) to issue an emergency rule regarding continuity of pension benefits for school district employees continuing to experience work disruptions as a result of remote learning.

Benefit continuity is critical to employees’ eligibility for assistance through Shared Work operated by the Employment Security Department, a tool used to retain employees who are necessary for schools to reopen as students resume in-person education. This order also directs Employment Security to include DRS' forthcoming emergency rule in their evaluation of eligibility for the Shared Work Program. 


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