COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - December 31, 2020

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NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY: Kitsap Public Health will be closed in observance of New Year's Day, Friday, Jan. 1. COVID-19 testing results will not be reported and there will not be a Coronavirus Update published tomorrow. Updates will resume on Saturday, Jan. 2.

COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Dec. 31

* 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

12/31/20 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health has temporarily paused reporting the number and percentage of Kitsap County residents who have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in our COVID-19 vaccine dashboard. We are pausing updates of these figures due to an issue in the state immunization reporting system that resulted in over-counts. The most recent total reported in our vaccine dashboard is believed to be higher than the actual number of Kitsap residents receiving vaccine. Kitsap Public Health is committed to providing accurate COVID-19 vaccine information to our community. We will resume reporting these figures when we are confident that verified data is available on a consistent basis.


COVID-19 daily cases


Reminder: COVID-19 Drive-thru test sites reopen Jan. 2

Community COVID-19 testing sites are closed tomorrow for New Year's Day. The Fairgrounds test site will be open on Saturday. Visit to see all testing site locations and hours and to register for a test.

These sites provide additional low-barrier testing options. Results are typically available within 3 to 4 days (72-96 hours) of your test. Results may take longer due to high testing volumes at the lab or other unforeseen circumstances. 

Testing is available for anyone who: 

Testing is available regardless of health insurance status. Advance registration and an appointment are required.


Kitsap Public Health Board meeting

The Kitsap Public Health Board meets virtually Tuesday, Jan. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Listen to the meeting via Zoom and submit verbal comments during the time allotted for public comment. Instructions are listed at the end of the meeting agenda. See the agenda for more ways to provide comment. 

In addition to Zoom, the meeting is broadcast live on Comcast channel 12, WAVE Broadband channel 3, the BKAT website, and the Kitsap Public Health District page on Facebook.


Inslee extends eviction moratorium

Today Gov. Jay Inslee formally issued an extension of the eviction moratorium, extending all existing provisions and making adjustments to provide additional support for landlords and property owners. The governor initially announced the extension last week.

Proclamation 20-19.5 extends state rental assistance programs to incorporate the newly approved federal funding for rental assistance. Furthermore, the stated goal of these rental assistance programs is modified to provide a path for landlords, property owners, and property managers to initiate an application for rental assistance. The proclamation also clarifies that landlords and property owners may communicate with tenants in support of their applications for rental assistance.

The eviction moratorium is extended through March 31, 2021.


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Happy New Year 2021


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