COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - January 7, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Jan. 7

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

1/7/2020 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District reported three new COVID-19-associated deaths on Jan. 7. With the addition of these cases, 43 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date.

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


COVID-19 daily cases


COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard update

Kitsap Public Health District updated its weekly COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard on Thursday. The dashboard features dozens of charts exploring different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kitsap County, from overall disease activity to hospitalizations, deaths, health care capacity, impact on specific populations, community mobility, and a host of other factors.

Kitsap Public Health is reviewing its reporting of COVID-19-associated deaths and exploring ways to enhance the level of information shared with the community.


COVID-19 vaccination update from Kitsap Public Health

Kitsap Public Health staff provided a detailed briefing on vaccine rollout to the Kitsap Public Health Board on Jan. 5. View a recording and slides from the presentation.

  • Healthcare providers in our community continue to vaccinate people eligible under Phase 1a, including healthcare workers and medical first responders in settings with a high risk of COVID-19 exposure. Kitsap Public Health is working to link people eligible for vaccination under Phase 1a with providers administering vaccine. 
  • Kitsap County healthcare providers will have received approximately 7,850 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to date by the end of this week. We estimate there are at least 9,500 individuals in Kitsap County who qualify for vaccination under Phase 1a. Each person will need two doses of vaccine. 
  • We are currently unable to provide updates on the number of Kitsap residents who have received their first dose of vaccine, due to issues with the state reporting systemWe are committed to providing accurate and timely COVID-19 vaccine information to our community and we will resume reporting these metrics as soon as verified data becomes available on a consistent basis. 
  • As of Jan. 2, 12 healthcare providers in Kitsap County had enrolled with the state to receive vaccine. Five providers had begun to receive and administer vaccine to priority groups. Another 27 providers were pending approval or had begun the application process. Kitsap Public Health is encouraging all healthcare providers to enroll.
  • The CDC has partnered with CVS and Walgreens to provide onsite COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and residents of long-term care facilities. 79 facilities in Kitsap have been approved for this program

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Kitsap County, visit


COVID-19 vaccine distribution graphic


ScaleUp training series to help rebuild small businesses

The Washington State Department of Commerce offers ScaleUp business training starting on Jan.13 to help small businesses create strategies to increase resiliency and spur growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The eight-week program includes three-hour online courses held weekly, helping businesses to restart and rebuild, improving strategic thinking and decision-making, creating operational efficiencies and strengthening the bottom line as we engage in economic recovery.

Participants will also learn how to drive performance using metrics, build organizational systems that increase capacity, and develop strategies for automating important parts of their business. 

The ideal candidate for ScaleUp is the president/owner of a Washington State business that has been in operation for two years and has annual pre-COVID revenues in excess of $100,000. Visit the StartUp Washington website to view course topics and register for the next session.




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