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

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

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

CHANGE IN DRIVE-THRU TESTING HOURS: The hours at the drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Bremerton this Saturday are reduced to 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. This is a one-time only change, and appointments remain available at this time.

To learn about community-based COVID-19 drive-thru 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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Negative COVID-19 test reporting resumed on Feb. 18

The state Department of Health made progress catching up on backlogged negative test result data. Kitsap Public Health resumed reporting negative test totals on Feb. 18. The percent of positive tests for Kitsap County are now included in the daily and weekly reports. This is an important tool in measuring the spread of COVID-19.

See the Kitsap Public Health daily surveillance report and risk assessment dashboard for more details behind the data. 


Inslee signs $2.2 billion COVID relief bill

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed House Bill 1368, which appropriates $2.2 billion in federal funding that has been allocated to states in response to the ongoing COVID emergency. The legislation takes effect immediately.

The bill provides: 

  • $714 million in assistance for K-12 schools
  • $618 million for public health’s response to COVID, including testing, investigation and contact tracing; and funding for vaccination efforts
  • $365 million for emergency eviction, rental and utility assistance
  • $240 million for business assistance grants
  • $50 million for child care
  • $26 million for food banks and other food programs 
  • $91 million for income assistance, including $65 million for relief for the state’s immigrant population

The House legislation was sponsored by Rep. Timm Ormsby. Sen. Christine Rolfes sponsored companion legislation in the Senate. Read the full bill for complete details.


Supporting equity in vaccine rollout

There are many challenges to providing equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with the overwhelming demand for vaccination and extremely limited supplies. 

No one agency or organization can solve these complex issues, but Kitsap Public Health is committed to promoting equity in our county's vaccination programs and bringing our community together around broader solutions.

Here are some examples of what Kitsap Public Health is doing:

  • Convening a community collaborative focused on improving equity in vaccine rollout. For information, email
  • Working with community groups and healthcare providers to promote COVID-19 vaccination and support vaccine access for underserved populations. This includes planning additional vaccine clinics to serve communities hardest hit by COVID-19. 
  • Reserving a portion of appointments at COVID-19 vaccine clinics for people who are eligible for vaccine but do not have internet or have other barriers to accessing vaccine. 
  • Providing phone support for people who do not have internet or computer access, or have other barriers to getting vaccine appointments. Call 360-728-2219. Para Español: 360-728-2218.

Find more information on the unequal impact of COVID-19 on different populations in our county, as well as additional vaccine resources in this bulletin from Kitsap Public Health.


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