COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - November 15, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Nov. 15

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


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Inslee announces statewide restrictions for four weeks

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the country.

The new restrictions come as Washington sees consistent increasing daily case counts, with over 2,000 cases a day over the weekend and average cases in the state doubling over the past two weeks.

“This spike puts us in a more dangerous a position as we were in March,” Inslee said during a press conference Sunday. “And it means, unfortunately, the time has come to reinstate restrictions on activities statewide to preserve the public’s well-being, and to save lives. These were very difficult decisions that have very real consequences to people’s livelihoods. I recognize that and don’t take those impacts lightly, but we must act now and act quickly to slow the spread of this disease.”

The restrictions are statewide and will take effect Monday, November 16 at 11:59 PM and will remain in effect until Monday, December 14. The modified restrictions of restaurants, however, will take effect Wednesday, November 18 at 12:01 AM.

To help mitigate financial impacts on businesses and their employees, the state will commit $50 million in aid. Businesses can also apply for Paycheck Protection Plan forgivable loans from the Small Business Administration, or from their local bank. If workers are kept in their jobs, the loans aren’t required to be paid back.

Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page. Check for updates.

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Get the flu vaccine! It's more important than ever

This year it is especially important to get a flu vaccine and take steps to protect yourself from respiratory infections. Health experts warn the presence of both influenza and COVID-19 this fall and winter could increase people’s risk for severe illness and put a strain health care services.

By getting a flu vaccine, you can:

  • Protect your health and your family’s health.
  • Protect vulnerable loved ones, friends, and neighbors.

  • Protect essential workers, including first responders and healthcare workers.

  • Help ensure hospitals and clinics have capacity to respond to COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu. A yearly flu vaccine is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and older. The vaccine is free for children under 18.

Call your doctor’s office and schedule an appointment to get your flu vaccine or check to find a pharmacy or clinic near you.


Free flu vaccine clinics

Kitsap Public Health is hosting free flu clinics at several locations in Kitsap County through the month of November. Information is available English and Spanish (en Español).

Clinics are open to adults 19 and older who are uninsured or underinsured (when insurance does not cover flu vaccine). Flu vaccination is free for those 18 years and younger in Washington state. Learn more about protecting yourself from seasonal flu from the Kitsap Public Health District.

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