COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - February 1, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Feb. 1

Positive tests to date: 5,144

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

2/1/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District reported two new COVID-19-associated deaths on Feb. 1. With the addition of these cases, 68 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 updates and information on COVID-19 vaccination planning, visit Kitsap County Public Health at and the Washington State Department of Health at Sign up for vaccine updates from Kitsap Public Health here. 

¿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


Kitsap Public Health Board meets tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.

The Kitsap Public Health Board meets virtually Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. See the meeting agenda 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.

Correction: The announcements in the Coronavirus bulletin on Jan. 31 and Jan. 29 mistakenly listed the meeting time as 10:30 a.m. The correct time is 12:30 p.m. 


A Kitsap County contact tracer's story

Elizabeth Allen was a veteran of eight years as a legal assistant in the Kitsap County prosecutor’s office when she was asked to take a temporary assignment reinforcing the ranks of case investigators with Kitsap Public Health District’s COVID-19 unit.

During this time she had days of making over 100 phone calls. When cases began to rise in the fall, Elizabeth was responsible for investigating five or more cases per day. Before she returned to the Courthouse, she shared some insights and experiences on what it’s like to be a contact tracer in Kitsap County.

When asked what she would want our community to know, Elizabeth said, "Many people, from all kinds of backgrounds, have come together to help us get through this pandemic. I didn’t realize how much the health district did before COVID, and hope that the community realizes what a value it is having so many people working to improve the quality of our lives."

Read the full story on the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management blog. Learn more about contact tracing from Kitsap Public Health.


Travel regulations and advisories during COVID-19

To reduce introduction and spread of new variants of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order effective January 26. The order requires all air passengers arriving to the U.S. from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 infection no more than three days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. 

The CDC also issued an order on January 29 requiring the wearing of masks by travelers on all forms of public transportation to prevent spread of COVID-19.  

In Washington, there is a required 14-day quarantine for anyone returning to Washington state after visiting the United Kingdom, South Africa, and other countries where a new COVID-19 variant has been circulating.

Governor Jay Inslee also issued a travel advisory for Washington on Nov. 13, which is still in effect. The advisory recommends a 14-day quarantine for interstate and international travel and asks residents to stay close to home.

For additional information about traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the Washington State Department of Health's Frequently Asked Questions page. More information on COVID testing and travel requirements is available from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


CDC travel


WA Notify reaches nearly 1.75 million users

WA Notify works through smartphones to alert users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19.  It is completely private, and doesn’t know or track who you are or where you go. Nearly 1.75 million Washingtonians are using the app as of February 1.

If WA Notify detects you may have been exposed, a notification on your phone will direct you to a website with information about what you should do next. It’s important to read and follow the directions on the website carefully.

Studies have found that the more people who use exposure notification, the greater the benefit. Just like wearing masks, physical distancing and keeping gatherings small, WA Notify is another tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

To use WA Notify on an iPhone, enable "Exposure Notifications" in Settings, select United States, then Washington. Android users download WA Notify at the Google Play store. For more information visit


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