COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - February 13, 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 11 a.m. Feb. 13

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 ***Test sites are closed Saturday-Monday due to inclement weather and the Presidents' Day holiday. The regular schedule will resume Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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. 

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Additional $87 million approved for rental and business assistance programs to relieve pandemic impacts

Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this week authorized the Washington State Department of Commerce to distribute another $87 million for additional rental and business assistance programs, funded through the state’s Disaster Response Account.

The additional business assistance grants can be used to provide for expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, technical support, and to help prevent permanent closure of a business. Since the pandemic began, the governor has authorized Commerce to distribute almost $200 million for business and non-profit assistance.

Gov. Inslee this week also signed legislation providing relief for businesses and workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. SB 5061 will increase minimum unemployment benefits for workers and provide significant tax relief for businesses over the next five years, to support recovery from the economic impacts of COVID shutdowns. Read more about this and other proposed legislation here.

For more on how to access these assistance programs, visit the Department of Commerce website. Information will be made available locally when funds are ready for distribution.


New website simplifies state, federal relief programs for small businesses

new website created by the Washington State Small Business Recovery Working Group aims to simplify and supplement details provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration and provide current information on available relief programs for Washington's small businesses and eligible non-profits, as well as the organizations that assist them. The site,, provides answers to frequently asked questions, information on how to find individual technical assistance, how to find a lender, training opportunities and where to find more detailed program information. Click here to go to the website.

SBA takes steps to improve First Draw Paycheck Protection Program loan review

The U.S. Small Business Administration is taking steps to improve the First Draw Paycheck Protection Program loan review so that small businesses have as much time as possible to access Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds. 

The SBA is working with the new federal administration to further leverage its resource partner network and expand on multilingual access and outreach about the PPP. See and for updated PPP information, including forms, guidance and resources.


Outbreak report furthers understanding of COVID-19 transmission in K-12 schools

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the COVID-19 Outbreaks in Washington State K-12 Schools report , a tool school districts and local health jurisdictions can use to inform decisions about when and how to bring students, educators and staff back for in-person learning.

The report includes data about K-12 schools across the state of Washington that experienced a COVID-19 outbreak from August 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. An outbreak is defined as two or more positive COVID-19 cases among students or staff with an onset of symptoms within a 14-day period of each other.

The next COVID-19 report about outbreaks in schools will be released at the end of February and will include outbreak data from August 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021.

Read the full press release here. More COVID-19 Resources for K-12 Schools and Child Care are available here.


Doubling down on masking up

As a new variant of COVID-19 spreads in Washington and with months to go before enough people are vaccinated, masking up is more important than ever to protect our health, open our businesses and schools and slow the spread of the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gives options for wearing masks to better protect you and others from COVID-19. Wearing a disposable mask under a cloth mask can improve fit and give you better protection. Learn more here.




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