COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - December 24, 2020

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY: Kitsap Public Health will be closed in observance of Christmas, Friday, Dec. 25. COVID-19 testing results will not be reported and there will not be a Coronavirus Update published tomorrow. Updates will resume on Saturday, Dec. 26.

COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Dec. 24

* 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


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Update on COVID-19 vaccination in Kitsap County

The first phase of COVID-19 vaccination is underway in Kitsap County as reported in today's vaccine update from the Kitsap Public Health District. Healthcare providers have begun to administer vaccine to priority groups

Because supplies are limited, vaccine is not yet available to the general public. Vaccination is currently prioritized for high-risk workers in healthcare settings, emergency first responders, and long-term care facility staff and residents. Learn more about Phase 1a of vaccination. 

Kitsap Public Health is urgently asking local healthcare providers to enroll with the state to receive and administer vaccine in accordance with the state COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Find more local vaccine information at

See the latest vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit


COVID-19 transmission flattening, but not enough to reverse skyrocketing trends from early November

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19. The report shows substantial decreases in transmission that are still not enough to return to the lower levels of disease activity seen earlier in the fall. Based on the timing of this trend, the plateaus may be due in part to the current restrictions on gatherings and certain businesses.

Report findings include:

  • COVID-19 transmission is plateauing, but hasn’t decreased enough. 
  • 31 of 39 counties had rates above 200 new cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks. 
  • Cases and hospitalizations started to plateau just before Thanksgiving, then rebounded again after the holiday. 
  • Despite some hints of progress, hospitals and intensive care units (ICUs) remain stressed.  
  • The estimated overall percentage of Washington state residents with active COVID-19 infection was still higher than the peak in late March.

See the DOH news release for more details on these findings. More COVID-19 data can be found on the DOH data dashboard and in the state’s risk assessment dashboard.


Inslee announces eviction moratorium extension

Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday announced he will extend the eviction moratorium to March 31, 2021. The current eviction moratorium was set to expire on December 31. Additional details and a full announcement will come next week. 


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