COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - January 9, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Jan. 9

* 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


COVID-19 daily cases


Department of Health announces all regions will remain in Phase 1

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced yesterday that based on Governor Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan released earlier this week that all eight (8) regions in Washington will remain in Phase 1 until at least Monday, January 18, 2021.

Kitsap County is part of the Northwest Region, which includes Cllallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason counties. Kitsap Public Health has a new website that will provide regional updates.


COVID phase status


As outlined in the governor’s COVID-19 phased recovery plan, regions must meet each of the following four metrics in order to move into Phase 2.

  • Decreasing trend of 10% or more in two-week rate of COVID-19 cases per 100k population.
  • Decreasing trend of 10% or more in two-week rate of new COVID-19 hospitalizations.
  • Less than 90% Intensive Care Unit (ICU) occupancy.
  • COVID-19 test positivity of less than 10%.

DOH will reassess all the metrics each week and announce any changes to current phase status every Friday. For more detailed information on where each of the eight regions falls with regards to the four metrics visit the DOH website

Find more local updates at

Guidance for businesses will be posted at


Got COVID fatigue? 

The South and Central Kitsap school districts, in partnership with Kitsap Strong, offer a free, virtual presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 with clinical psychologist Dr. Tona McGuire, to learn more about behavioral health trend and resources that will help you better understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on ourselves, families and communities. Dr. McGuire will also offer strategies for maintaining positive mental health and resiliency.

Pre-registration is not required. To join the presentation via Zoom, follow the link here.


COVID fatigue


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