COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - February 12, 2021

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PRESIDENTS' DAY HOLIDAY: Kitsap Public Health will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb. 15. COVID-19 testing results will not be reported and there will not be a Coronavirus Update published on Monday. Updates will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Feb. 12

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

2/12/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District reported five new COVID-19-associated deaths on Feb.12. With the addition of these cases, 79 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 County in Phase 2 starting Sunday, Feb. 14

Gov. Jay Inslee announced yesterday five new regions have met the metric requirements to progress to Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington reopening plan. The only region not moving to Phase 2 is the South Central region – which includes Ellensburg, Yakima, the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla.

Additionally, the governor announced Thursday evening that the regions progressing will be able to do so starting Sunday, Feb. 14. Phase changes will remain in effect until Monday, March 1, 2021. See what's open in Phase 2.

The Department of Health will reassess the metrics for all eight regions every two weeks and announce any phase adjustments on Thursday. The next announcement will be Thursday, February 25. For more information visit the Roadmap to Recovery dashboard.


Significant snow forecast overnight into Saturday

Kitsap County road crews are preparing to switch to 12-hour shifts anticipating significant snow this weekend. The weather forecast calls for snow beginning this evening with accumulations of 3-8 inches overnight (highest totals farthest south), and the possibility of additional accumulations during the day Saturday.

Kitsap County uses a priority system during storm responses. Priority 1 roads, main arterials and routes to medical facilities, economic centers, or emergency services, are cleared during the first 36 hours after the snow ends. Priority 2 roads, collectors that get people from the neighborhoods to the main arterials, are cleared in the next 36 hours.

Read more about the snow and ice plan, see a map of priority designations and sign up to receive text or email alerts during inclement weather and emergencies on the County's Inclement Weather Page.

COVID-19 community-based testing sites are closed Friday-Monday due to inclement weather and the President's Day holiday.


snow plow

Snow plow painted by Manchester Elementary students during National Public Works Week 2015


COVID-19 vaccine update from Kitsap Public Health

While vaccine supplies remain limited, Kitsap County is progressing through Phase 1b1 of vaccination. More than 30% of Kitsap residents 65 and older (approximately 17,800 out of 58,300) have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 

A community COVID-19 vaccine clinic operated by Kitsap Public Health District and the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center vaccinated 410 people in Bremerton this week. This small vaccination event focused on vaccinating community members who do not have computer access or have other barriers to accessing vaccine. See the Kitsap Public Health news release for more details.

The state Department of Health is prioritizing distribution of second vaccine doses to providers across Washington to ensure everyone who received a first dose of vaccine can get their second (booster) dose. Patients must receive two doses of COVID-19 vaccine a few weeks apart to achieve maximum protection against the illness. 

Find more information at


Updated guidance for youth activities

The Washington State Department of Health updated the guidance for Child Care, Youth Development, and Day Camps during the COVID-19 Outbreak. See a summary of these changes in the guidance document. See more suggestions for youth and summer camps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


CDC camping


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