COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - January 29, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Jan. 29

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

1/29/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District reported one new COVID-19-associated death on Jan. 29. With the addition of these cases, 66 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.


COVID-19 daily cases


Over 2000 vaccinated at community clinic

The new COVID-19 vaccination clinic provided over 2000 vaccinations to community members in its first week of operation. This successful launch can be credited to the dedication and commitment of the staff and volunteers that came together from St. Michael Medical Center, Kitsap County Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, Kitsap County Emergency Medical Services, and the Kitsap County Medical Society working under the direction of Kitsap Public Health District and the Kitsap Emergency Operations Center.

Until the time that the clinic opens again one can find eligibility at and then, if eligible, to sign up with Kitsap Public Health to be notified of future vaccination opportunities.


KPHD vaccine clinic


In Kitsap County, food security issues are on the table

Addressing food security is something Laura Ryser has been involved with for a long time. Laura serves as the director of WSU Kitsap County Extension and assistant professor in Food Systems & Community Development. She describes food security as “the ability of any individual or family to access and afford the food that they need on a day-to-day basis.”

Factors include whether stores are located within a one-mile walking distance, and if there is a variety of food at those stores that people can afford. Additionally, food security also depends on stores that accept benefits such as EBT, WIC or Senior Nutrition vouchers so that those benefits can be accessed.

Laura is joining the COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center to tackle these issues in Kitsap County overseeing food security. One of the many projects to get off the ground is a mobile food pantry with the Kitsap Conservation District and Central Kitsap Food Bank. 

You can help improve food security for your community by volunteering at a food bank or taking the Washington State Food Security Survey and sharing it with others to improve the state's awareness of food security.

Read more about Laura's new role and find volunteer opportunities on the Kitsap County Emergency Management blog. #KitsapResponds


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Kitsap Public Health Board meeting

The Kitsap Public Health Board meets virtually Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Listen to the meeting via Zoom and submit verbal comments during the time allotted for public comment. Instructions are listed at the end of the meeting agenda. See the agenda for more ways to provide comment. 

In addition to Zoom, the meeting is broadcast live on Comcast channel 12, WAVE Broadband channel 3, the BKAT website, and the Kitsap Public Health District page on Facebook.


State unveils COVID-19 vaccination ‘Get Ready’ plan for school employees

The State Office of Public Instruction announced in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, a plan to provide vaccination for school teachers & staff once they are eligible under the vaccine prioritization plan. Full details are explained in this announcement.


Encouraging news

Kitsap Public Health is seeing some encouraging COVID-19 trends in Kitsap County. While a significant number of new cases are still reported each day, our team has noted an overall decline in cases since early January. Let's keep fighting the spread of COVID-19 as we work together to vaccinate our most vulnerable residents and safely return students to classrooms.


We got this Kitsap


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