COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - November 6, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Nov. 6

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


COVID-19 daily cases


COVID-19 activity reaches "high" level in Kitsap County

Local public health officials are urging all Kitsap residents to take steps to fight the spread of COVID-19, as case rates continue to spike ahead of the holiday season. 

COVID-19 activity in Kitsap has climbed since mid-October. The rate of cases reported per 100,000 residents over 14 days — a key metric for school decision making — increased from 42 on Oct. 19 to 78 on November 1. COVID-19 activity in the county is now at a "high" level, per state guidelines. A similar surge has been reported across Western Washington.  

According to Kitsap Public Health District epidemiologists: 

  • In addition to increasing case counts, the percentage of COVID-19 tests that are positive is climbing in Kitsap — another indicator of rising disease activity. 
  • Cases have increased overall across all age ranges.
  • During a four-week period ending Oct. 31, the rate of new cases reported among children 18 and younger jumped to its highest level to date. The median age of positive cases reported among children was 12. We added new charts to our schools dashboard to help track case trends among people 18 and younger. 

Based on our contact tracing work, we believe spread among families and households was a key driver of recent case increases, including cases among children. To prevent spreading COVID-19 to others, it is important for all members of a household to stay home and avoid contact with others if any member of their household has symptoms


Kitsap Public Health supports cautious approach by schools

The Kitsap Public Health District appreciates and support schools’ decisions to follow state guidelines and pause plans for additional in-person instruction in the context of rapidly increasing disease activity.

We are especially concerned that the upcoming holiday season could accelerate COVID-19 transmission throughout our community and within higher risk groups. We continue to work closely with school leaders to assess this fast-changing situation.

“We all want to get kids back into classrooms as a top priority. To accomplish this, we will all need to make the right choices and do the right things to drive down disease activity to a level that is safer for everyone in our community,” Dr. Morrow said.

Find updates, guidance documents, and resources for families on our COVID-19 schools page

KPHD schools update


COVID-19 drive-through testing at Olympic College starts next week

Olympic College is partnering with Kitsap Public Health District to provide drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Bremerton and Olympic College Poulsbo campuses beginning next week.

Bremerton campus: Nov. 10, 17, 24; Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Poulsbo campus: Nov. 13, 20; Dec. 4. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Testing is available regardless of health insurance status. A medical appointment is not required for testing.

Registration is required. Links to registration will be available at a day before the testing sites open (no later than Nov. 9 for Bremerton campus and Nov. 12 for Poulsbo).

Olympic College COVID testing


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