COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - December 4, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Dec. 4

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


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New smartphone tool can help reduce spread of COVID-19

WA Notify

Washington Exposure Notifications (also known as WA Notify) is a new tool that works through smartphones, without sharing any personal information, to alert users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. It is completely private, and doesn’t know or track who you are or where you go. The app is available in multiple languages. More than a million Washingtonians have downloaded the app since its launch earlier this week.

The Kitsap Public Health District team received training with this new tool and are ready to provide verification codes to positive cases in the county.

If another WA Notify user you've been near in the last two weeks later tests positive for COVID-19 and adds their verification code to the app, you’ll get an anonymous notification that you’ve had a possible exposure. This lets you get the care you need quickly and helps prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to the people around you. 

WA Notify is free and can be enabled in iPhone settings or downloaded as an app from the Google Play Store for Android phones. Users can opt out at any time.

For more information, including a video demonstration and to find the app in multiple languages, click here.


Quick tips if you’re applying for the new round of Working Washington business grants

The application for the new round of Working Washington business grants is now open. Businesses can apply for up to $20,000 to offset costs or expenses due to COVID-19. The grants are targeted primarily for small businesses with $5 million or less in annual revenue that have had to close or significantly curtail operations as a result of current or ongoing public health measures. Examples include full-service restaurants, fitness centers, bowling alleys, or music and event venues.

Priority will be given to applications received by Dec. 11. Some businesses have heard this grant is being processed on a first-come-first-served basis and that is causing many business owners anxiety, according to the state Department of Commerce. Don’t worry – that’s not the case! If it takes you a few days to complete the application, that’s ok. Applications received until Dec. 11 will all be considered together. If Commerce is able to fund all the eligible applicants who submit by that time, the department may be able to consider eligible applicants who submit after Dec. 11.

The Washington Small Business Development Council hosted an informational webinar earlier today to answer questions from business owners. If you missed it, you can watch it here.

For some useful tips for those who are applying, click here.


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Behavioral health resources for businesses

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 Behavioral Health Group has been working to address the behavioral health impacts of COVID-19. They are leading the statewide behavioral health response efforts, providing situational awareness on behavioral health impacts and capacity, building capacity to support long-term behavioral health needs, and providing tools and technical assistance on disaster behavioral health principles to promote emotional wellbeing. Below are some of the resources available to help build resiliency.



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