COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - December 22, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Dec. 22

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

12/22/20 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health reported one new COVID-19-associated death for Kitsap County. The community member who died was an older adult (65 or older) with underlying health conditions. With the addition of this case, 35 COVID-19 associated deaths have been confirmed in our county.

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


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Local healthcare providers encouraged to enroll to administer COVID-19 vaccine

Kitsap Public Health District hosted a COVID-19 vaccine webinar Monday evening for healthcare providers in Kitsap County. The Health District is encouraging providers to enroll with the state to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccine in our community. Watch a recording of the webinar and learn more at


COVID-19 quarantine guidance updated as new strain of coronavirus circulates in some countries

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) updated quarantine guidance for some travelers and plans to test flight crews arriving from those countries where a new variant of COVID-19 is circulating.

Yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation requiring all people who travel to Washington state from the United Kingdom and South Africa to quarantine for 14 days after arriving. The proclamation follows a travel advisory the governor issued last month recommending a 14-day quarantine for all interstate and international travel.

Additionally, people who enter Washington after travel to the U.K. or South Africa should get tested if they develop symptoms of COVID-19. If no symptoms are present, they should still get tested five to seven days after leaving the U.K. or South Africa.

View current guidance on isolation and quarantine for COVID-19 from DOH.


Inslee updates Stay Safe, Stay Healthy guidance for worship, weddings, and funerals

In addition to the restrictions on travel announced yesterday, Gov. Inslee also updated Proclamation 20-25 and related guidance for houses of worship, weddings, and funerals:

Currently, houses of worship are permitted to hold indoor services with up to 25% room capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer. The 200-person maximum attendance cap is being removed in response to the December 15, 2020 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak.

The 200-person cap is still recommended. Other minor modifications are made to align the guidance documents and the proclamation related to music and singing. See the full proclamation for more details.


Avoid COVID-19 vaccine scams

The first phase of COVID-19 vaccination (Phase 1a) is underway. A small number of health care providers in Kitsap County received initial shipments of vaccine last week, however the supply is very limited at this time.

Please be aware the vaccine is not yet available to the general public. If you are contacted and asked to pay for the vaccine, do not give your personal information.

Visit the state Department of Health and CDC websites for information about how COVID-19 vaccines are being developed and tested, how vaccination will be prioritized, and how vaccine will be distributed in our state. Visit for local updates.


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