COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - February 17, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Feb. 17

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

2/17/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District reported three new COVID-19-associated deaths on Feb.17. With the addition of these cases, 82 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


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Kitsap Public Health data report highlights progress and gaps in COVID-19 vaccine rollout 

A new report from Kitsap Public Health District shows healthcare providers in Kitsap County have made tremendous strides vaccinating eligible community members, despite an ongoing shortage of vaccine. However, data also reveal how vaccination rates in our county vary by race, ethnicity, language, and geographic area. Similar disparities are being reported across the state and country. 

About 30% of Kitsap residents older than 65 received their first dose of vaccine. The current phase of vaccination - Phase 1B Tier 1 - focuses on people 65 or older and people 50 or older in multigenerational households. About 12% of all Kitsap residents received their first dose of vaccine. 

See a summary of findings and to learn how Kitsap Public Health is working to provide equitable access to vaccine in the full news release.


Kitsap Transit offers rides to vaccine appointments

Kitsap Transit is offering rides for the public to and from verified vaccine appointments. The charge for the ride is the same as on routed buses: $2 full fare or $1 for reduced fare.

The vaccine ride service will be via ACCESS buses and standard ACCESS eligibility screening is waived for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Here's how to use the service:

  1. Contact your healthcare provider for an appointment date/time/location (including street address) for a COVID-19 vaccine. Find out how early you should be there ahead of your appointment time to wait in line and fill out paperwork.
  2. Once you have a confirmed vaccine appointment, please call the ACCESS service at (360) 479-7272 or (800) 422-2877 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at least one day before your appointment time to book a reservation for a trip.
  3. Due to waiting times at clinics, you will need to call ACCESS after you have received your vaccine to request a ride home.

Visit Kitsap Transit's COVID-19 website for more information.




Washington state experts to host webinar on COVID-19 vaccine phases

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will host a live webinar February 18 from 5 to 6 p.m. to discuss the phasing and rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in our state. The webinar, “Understanding WA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Phases,” will go beyond the headlines, featuring an in-depth conversation with Washington State’s Department of Health and key partners to talk about the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Washington state.

The 60-minute Zoom webinar will feature live Spanish and ASL interpretation.

Washington residents can register and submit their vaccine questions in advance. For those unable to attend, a link to a recording of the webinar will be emailed to those who registered.

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