COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - December 3, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Dec. 3

* View the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard for the latest data and additional details about this report.


COVID-19 daily cases


Thank you Olympic College nursing students!

Beginning tomorrow, the Poulsbo drive-through community COVID-19 testing site will move from the Olympic College (OC) Poulsbo campus to the City of Poulsbo Parking Garage (200 NE Moe St). The move to a new location marks the end of OC’s academic quarter and is the final day of contributions to the test sites by the nursing program students.

A total of 432 people were tested in recent weeks at the two OC campuses. Kurt Krech, overseeing the test site partnership between OC, the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center (KCEOC) and the Kitsap Public Health District stated, “The KCEOC is very grateful for the assistance provide by the first-year nursing students from the Olympic College Nursing Program at our sites in Bremerton and Poulsbo. Their enthusiasm to learn and help the community in this time of need while demonstrating a professional attitude was greatly appreciated by our leadership.”

For more information on drive-through testing options, visit


thank you OC nurses


COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard update

Kitsap Public Health District updated its weekly COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard on Thursday. The dashboard features dozens of charts exploring different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kitsap County, from overall disease activity to hospitalizations, deaths, health care capacity, impact on specific populations, community mobility, and a host of other factors.

As of today, the Health District is discontinuing its weekly Safe Start Report Card. The Report Card tracked a specific set of metrics created by the state to help determine when counties were ready to advance from Phase 2 to Phase 3 of Washington’s phased recovery plan. Gov. Jay Inslee placed an indefinite pause on Safe Start phases in July and the state has indicated it will release a new set of metrics to help assess COVID-19 risk in communities.

In addition, some data points included in the Report Card have been interrupted by recent changes in contact tracing and state data reporting. The Health District expects to introduce a replacement report in the future.  


COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan update from the Washington State Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts.

DOH is hopeful to have a vaccine to begin administering by mid-December. The federal government has given an estimate of 62,400 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for initial allocation and an estimated total of around 200,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by the end of December.  Regular weekly shipments should begin in January.

DOH will coordinate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship vaccine directly to enrolled providers once vaccine is available. Providers will then be responsible for storing and administering the vaccine. See the DOH news release for more details.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit


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