COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - December 20, 2020

View as a webpage

Coronavirus 2

News & Information

COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Dec. 20

* 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 12-20-20


Inslee today announced authorization of Moderna vaccine

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.

The announcement comes after the FDA and CDC granted their initial authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The first of the Moderna vaccine doses are expected to start arriving from the federal government this week. The storage and handling of this vaccine is logistically easier and should help get the vaccine to all areas of the state.

“We still need to be extremely vigilant in taking care of each other until the vaccine is widely available, which will still be several months from now,” Gov. Inslee said. “We must continue masking, physical distancing and not gathering with friends and family, especially during this holiday season. Our disease activity remains high, and we must work together to keep each other safe.”

Read the press release here.


Adjusted holiday schedules at community test sites

The community COVID-19 test sites, located at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds and parking garages of Poulsbo City Hall and the Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside, will not offer testing December 24, 25, 26 or January 1. Testing is still available this coming Monday and Tuesday, and December 27, 28 and 31. The regular schedule will resume January 2.

Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center offer the drive-through community COVID-19 testing sites, in partnership with various community organizations.

Testing is available regardless of health insurance status. A medical appointment is not required for testing. Advance registration and an appointment are required.

To download a printable flyer with community testing site information, click here.

COVID-19 testing is also offered through other health care providers and clinics. For a full list, click here.


Ferry schedules modified due to COVID response

WA State Ferries logo

With statewide restrictions in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the public is being asked to limit rides on state ferries to essential purposes only over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.

Customers who must take a ferry for essential travel should review sailing schedules in advance. Several routes are operating on modified timetables under WSF’s COVID-19 Response Service Plan, different from years past.

  • Seattle/Bainbridge, Seattle/Bremerton and Mukilteo/Clinton: Final daily round trip suspended
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth: Two-boat schedule instead of three; late-night sailings suspended
  • Edmonds/Kingston: Final round trip suspended on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Anacortes/San Juan Islands: Winter schedule (no Sidney, British Columbia service)

For details, including holiday schedules, read the full announcement, click here


Keep your holidays fun, festive and COVID-free!

As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to increase in Kitsap and across the country, the safest way to celebrate the winter holidays is at home with people who live with you. Get the guide for safer gatherings over the holidays from the Washington State Department of Health here and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here. They offer a lot of great tips for safely gathering over the holidays.

Spread Joy Not COVID


Useful Links