COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - December 12, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Dec. 12

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


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Minimize the spread of COVID-19 this holiday season

Given the high rates of COVID-19 in Washington and around the country, our winter holiday celebrations need to look different than in years past. The Department of Health (DOH) strongly urges everyone to limit their holiday celebrations to only members of their immediate households.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, it is important to keep the following in mind:

  • Avoid close contact with people outside of your household. Stay at least 6 feet away from all other people who are not part of your household.
  • Wear a cloth face covering anytime you are with people not from your household. 
  • Avoid confined indoor spaces. Outdoor activities are safer than indoor activities. 
  • Wash or sanitize your hands (and the hands of little ones) often.
  • Stay home if you are sick or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you are sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, stay home and away from others.

It is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. See a list of ideas in this DOH news release. For more tips on having a fun and safe holiday season visit: Tips for Safer Winter Gatherings and Holidays


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Coping with COVID: Exhausted families

Right now, many of us are feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted from the ongoing stress of living through a pandemic. Both kids and adults can experience exhaustion, where they may feel depleted, like they are running on empty, using up all their physical and emotional energy without a chance to recharge.

In this episode of the Department of Health's Coping with COVID podcast series, Kira Mauseth, PhD and Doug Dicharry, MD talk about how exhaustion affects both children and adults, and strategies for families to cope as we make our way through the pandemic.
Read this article and listen to the podcast here.


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