COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - January 2, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Jan. 2

* 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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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration efforts.

This week, DOH updated phase 1A vaccine allocation guidance, with the goal of expediting vaccine administration efforts across Washington state. Read the full statement.  

Some communities in Washington state have already completed or are very near to completing vaccination of their high-risk workers in health care settings as outlined in current DOH guidance. A second tier will be added to 1A that allows for the vaccination of all other workers in health care settings once high-risk workers are vaccinated.

DOH continues to work to finalize prioritization for 1B/1C and expects to release this guidance shortly after the new year. As of this week, 69,349 people in our state have received their first dose of vaccine. Second-dose allocations of the Pfizer vaccine will be ordered this weekend. 

Read the full news release here.

Visit the Kitsap Public Health District COVID-19 Vaccine Information page here.




Economic Recovery Dashboard updated

The Washington State Department of Commerce built a tool that uses a variety of data sources to track Washington state’s economic recovery and resiliency. It displays the latest available data on employment, businesses, government assistance programs and consumer behavior, helping monitor the economic impact of COVID-19 across our state.

The economic recovery dashboard was updated Dec. 28 with new information that can help tell the story of our current economic situation. Visit the dashboard here

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance offers resources to local businesses, including Kitsap Digital Hour on the first Thursday of each month. The program Jan. 7 features Ketul Patel, CEO of CHI Franciscan Health, with a presentation on the future of medicine. 


State’s Equity Relief Fund awards nearly $12 million 

Recent data shows communities of color in Washington state are experiencing disproportionately higher percentages of COVID cases and economic impact. Several demographic groups have case and hospitalization rates from seven to 10 times higher than for white people, and death rates two to more than three times higher. Additionally, analysis by region indicates this is true across rural, urban and suburban communities.

Bolstering ongoing efforts to distribute COVID relief funds equitably to the communities hardest hit by the pandemic, the Washington State Department of Commerce partnered with Philanthropy Northwest to award $11.85 million in grants from the Washington Equity Relief Fund for Nonprofits to 358 organizations statewide led by and serving Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities.

Nonprofits provide the primary link to many crucial lifeline services in all communities, and many have been financially devastated by the pandemic.

Read more about the funding here.


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