COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - January 8, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Jan. 8

* 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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Medical volunteers needed

Kitsap County is in the planning stages of mass vaccination operations in support of the Kitsap Public Health District and the residents of Kitsap County. Volunteers are needed for the Medical Reserve Corps to help with this effort.

If you are a medical professional, and are interested in serving your community, please register to become an emergency worker with Kitsap County. Medical professionals could include RNs, LPNs, Medical Assistants, Certified Nursing Assistants, Dentists, and others. To learn more about our Medical Reserve Corps team, please visit this link.


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Vaccination against COVID-19 will be a community effort


Paycheck Protection Program reopens Jan. 11

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. 

This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan. See the SBA news release for more details.


Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery

Healthy Washington is the state’s new phased approach for COVID-19 recovery taking effect Jan. 11. The plan takes a regional approach to reopening. Kitsap County is included in a “Northwest Region” with Clallam, Jefferson, and Mason counties. Kitsap will move between phases with the three other counties, based on metrics tracked across the Northwest Region. Learn more from Kitsap Public Health.

Healthy Washington was announced by Gov. Jay Inslee on Jan. 5 and replaces the previous Safe Start reopening plan. As the Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook was based on the Safe Start plan, it has been discontinued.

The state Department of Health and data dashboards will continue to be available online. Additional data regarding the new criteria for the Roadmap to Recovery will be provided separately for the near term. The risk assessment dashboards will be revised in the future, but there should be no break in the availability of COVID-19 data.

See a full phase activity chart for the Healthy Washington plan on the governor's Medium page. More details will be shared from the governor's office as they become available.


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