COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - December 8, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Dec. 8

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


COVID-19 daily cases


Kitsap Public Health announces changes to contact tracing strategies

Kitsap Public Health has temporarily reprioritized contact tracing strategies in response to the spike in COVID-19 activity. Daily monitoring calls are on pause, meaning Health District staff are no longer making daily calls to positive COVID-19 cases during their isolation period or to close contacts during their quarantine period.

Positive COVID-19 cases are asked to notify their close contacts of potential exposure. Cases are provided with guidance to give to contacts. The Health District will resume direct close contact notifications as soon as possible.

Kitsap Public Health strives to reach every positive COVID-19 case reported in our county as quickly as possible. Due to the overwhelming case load, delays in testing, and challenges obtaining contact information, the Health District may not be able to reach every positive case reported.

Don't wait for a call from public health to begin isolation or quarantine if you test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to a COVID-19 case. See the news release for more information on these changes, as well as guidance on when to quarantine. 


restrictions extended


Inslee extends restrictions through January 4

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a three-week extension of the state’s current restrictions which will now be in place until January 4, 2021.

The extension of statewide restrictions comes as the state’s healthcare system nears dangerous occupancy levels. With the effects of Thanksgiving on infection and hospital numbers still unknown, the extension will grant the state’s medical system much needed time to increase intensive care unit capacity before it’s overwhelmed. See the governor's Medium page for more details.


$50 million added to state's Working Washington small business grant program to provide further economic relief

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today additional economic support for businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19-related restrictions.

Washington State Department of Commerce Director Lisa Brown joined Gov. Inslee during the press conference for the announcement. She noted that over 16,000 applications have already been received. The additional funding brings the total to $100 million for this round of funding. They hope to have funds distributed before the end of the year.

Priority will be given to applications received by Dec. 11 and to those businesses most impacted throughout the pandemic including restaurants, fitness center and music and event venues. Find more information on the Working Washington website


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