COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - January 28, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Jan. 28

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

1/28/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District reported three new COVID-19-associated deaths on Jan. 28. With the addition of these cases, 65 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date.

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

¿Quieres información sobre la vacuna COVID-19? Mira nuestro pagina para mas información de la vacuna y como obtener la vacuna:
Tambien os puede llamar nuestro linea 360-728-2218.


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Community-based vaccination clinic Q&A

We’re excited to announce that vaccine doses are going into the arms of thousands of our most vulnerable Kitsap residents this week! That good work is continuing.

On Monday, the Kitsap Public Health District rolled out appointments for our first community-based vaccine site. Of course, like all first efforts, not everything went smoothly. The registration site frustrated some users, and the Health District is working on these issues before the next round of registration. Across the country, most registration systems and clinics have struggled with a lot of people wanting to get their shot.

Everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated in a certain phase will get vaccinated–it’s just going to take some time. 

Kitsap community members who were able to register and arrived for the first appointments said the clinic process was quick and seamless. We appreciate the more than 1,000 volunteers who signed up to help!

Meanwhile, here is a Q&A with what we’ve learned about standing up a vaccination clinic and what information we can provide to our community on questions we received.

Visit the Kitsap County Emergency Management blog for more stories behind the scenes of the COVID-19 pandemic response. #KitsapResponds




Understanding phase finder and vaccine distribution

Progress so far with the COVID-19 vaccine gives us hope for a post-pandemic future and moves us one step closer to providing vaccine for everyone in Washington. But the vaccine delivery plan has also raised a lot of questions.

Chances are, you’ve had some trouble finding out when and where you can get the vaccine. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recently introduced Phase Finder, an online tool that confirms if you’re currently eligible to receive the vaccine.

Visit and answer a few questions about yourself. This information is completely private and is only used to determine if you are eligible to get the vaccine.

  • If you’re currently eligible to get the vaccine, you will get a confirmation message at the end of the form to print. You can also take a screen shot of the confirmation with your phone. You will need to schedule an appointment and bring the confirmation message with you to that appointment.
  • If you aren’t eligible for the vaccine yet, Phase Finder allows you to sign up to be notified when your phase arrives. If you’re not comfortable sharing your contact information, that’s ok — just come back every few weeks and complete the form

DOH is working on improving this tool as we move forward into later phases and our vaccine supply increases. Read more about Phase Finder and other COVID-19 vaccine resources on the DOH Medium page.


Roadmap to Recovery update

Governor Jay Inslee today announced that regions now need to meet any three of the four metrics outlined in the Roadmap to Recovery plan in order to move into Phase 2. The four metrics have not changed and include:

  • Trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100k population
  • Trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100k population
  • Average 7-day percent occupancy of ICU staffed beds
  • 7-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests

In addition, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will calculate regions’ metric to determine phase status every two weeks from now on.

Kitsap County remains in Phase 1 in the Northwest region, with Clallam, Jefferson, and Mason counties. Phase changes will go into effect and remain in effect until Monday, February 15.

DOH is releasing region status today to coincide with the Governor’s announcements. Going forward, DOH will reassess the metrics for all eight regions every two weeks and announce any phase adjustments on Fridays. The next announcement will be Friday, February 12.

For more information visit the Roadmap to Recovery dashboard.

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