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

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

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

For the latest updates and information on COVID-19 vaccination planning, visit the Kitsap County Public Health site at and the Washington State Department of Health page at


KPHD results 12-19-20


Vaccine update from the Kitsap Public Health District

The Kitsap Public Health District is asking all Kitsap County healthcare organizations to enroll with the state to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccines. 

At this time, there is no federal or state-funded governmental program to support local, government-run mass vaccination events. Vaccine supplies are not being channeled through local health departments. Vaccine is shipped directly from the manufacturers to enrolled vaccine providers, as directed by the state Department of Health.

Timely COVID-19 vaccinations will need to occur through a private-public partnership. Our local healthcare providers are critical to this effort. Healthcare providers can only receive vaccine if they have enrolled and been approved by the state Department of Health. Only a small number of healthcare providers in Kitsap have completed this process to date. 

Here are some other key highlights from the Dec. 18 health district update:

  • The first shipments of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Washington state on Monday. Find information about Washington's vaccine allocation plans at Visit the CDC's website for information about COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccine approval process.
  • Supplies of vaccine are very limited at this time and not everyone can be vaccinated immediately. Vaccination is being prioritized based on federal and state guidance. 
    The first phase of vaccination — called "phase 1a" — starts this week. 
    Find detailed information about Phase 1a priority groups here.

  • Find more COVID-19 Vaccine information here:

Vaccine updates and information from the CDC

Vaccine updates and information for Washington state

Kitsap Public Health  vaccine updates and information

  • For general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, call the state COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-525-0127 or email
  • If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccination in Kitsap County, email Be aware that the health district is experiencing a high volume of inquiries and will respond as soon as possible.

To read the full announcement from Kitsap Public Health, click here.


Kitsap Community Resources offers resources and support for those looking for a job

Did you lose your job due to COVID? Kitsap Community Resources offers job search assistance, internships, on-the-job training and transportation support through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs.

Register for free virtual orientation sessions via Zoom on Tuesdays or in person on Mondays and Thursdays at the KCR South Kitsap offices located at 3200 SE Rainshadow Court in Port Orchard.

For more information, go to, call (360) 473-2102 or email Evan at


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