COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - January 17, 2021

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY: Kitsap Public Health will be closed in observance of MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 18. COVID-19 testing results will not be reported and there will not be a Coronavirus Update published on Jan. 18. Updates will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Jan. 17

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

To learn about community-based COVID-19 drive-through test sites, open six days per week at locations across Kitsap County, and to pre-register, go to

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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Community COVID test sits open MLK holiday Jan. 18

Testing is an important tool in our response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center, in partnership with various community organizations, offer drive-through community COVID-19 testing sites at locations throughout Kitsap. The test site at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

These community-based testing sites provide low-barrier testing options with short wait times for receiving test results. Testing is available regardless of health insurance status. A medical appointment is not required for testing. Advance registration and an appointment are required. Other COVID-19 test sites are listed here.

To download a printable flyer with community testing site information, click here

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State of Innovation Challenge: An invitation to youth to design solutions for a post-COVID-19 future


Gov. Jay Inslee, Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, the STEM Education and Innovation Alliance, Career Connect Washington and community partners including 4-H Washington, announce the launch of the State of Innovation Challenge—a virtual, career-connected problem-solving challenge that invites Washington youth to design and share their own solutions to some of the biggest issues Washington’s employers and communities are facing. Read the full press release here.

From COVID-19 testing, to mental healthcare for social distancing teens, to creating more sustainable schools, towns, and manufacturing centers for our post-COVID-19 future, the last 12 months have had no shortage of complex issues. Through the Challenge, students can explore these issues in depth, consider how they impact their communities, and work with teachers or other adult advisers to share with state leaders through the Challenge website.

As they design their Challenge solutions, youth will have opportunities to interact with industry leaders from fields like healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agriculture and hospitality to learn how these industries are addressing 2021’s challenges while also exploring their own future career path. Educators, youth-serving program leaders and youth can sign up for more information at

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