COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - February 20, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Feb. 20

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-thru test sites, open six days per week at locations across Kitsap County, and to pre-register, go to kcowa.us/covidtesting

For the updates and information on COVID-19 vaccination planning, visit Kitsap County Public Health at kcowa.us/vaccine and the Washington State Department of Health at COVIDVaccineWA.org. 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: https://bit.ly/2XVht0W
Tambien os puede llamar nuestro linea 360-728-2218

 

COVID-19 daily cases

 

Rate of COVID-19 cases in Kitsap lowest since November

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Kitsap County continues to decline. Our rate of cases per 100,000 population over 14 days -- a key indicator our in state's reopening guidance -- dropped below 100 for the first time since early November.

Let's keep the positive momentum going by continuing to wear masks, wash our hands, and stay a safe distance from people from outside our households.

 

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Emergency orders on coronavirus testing and surprise billing to extended March 21

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended two emergency orders. His order requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) and his order protecting consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to medically necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19 are both extended until March 21, 2021. 

Kreidler's order waiving cost-sharing applies to all state-regulated health insurance plans and short-term, limited-duration medical plans. The order on surprise billing applies to both in-state and out-of-state laboratories when a provider orders diagnostic testing for COVID-19. See the Commissioner's press release for more details.

If you've been billed for COVID-19 testing or vaccine, you may file a complaint here.

 

Coping with COVID: Depression and anxiety

If you feel depressed or anxious right now, you are not alone. In Washington, about three million people are feeling it too, and that number will likely go up in the dark winter months. To take care of yourself and the people you love, it helps to understand depression and anxiety — the symptoms, how to cope, and when to get help.

In this episode of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) behavioral health podcast on coping with COVID-19, Kira Mauseth, PhD and Doug Dicharry, MD discuss how depression and anxiety can show up during a disaster, and simple steps for managing those feelings.

Learn more about how to recognize the signs of depression and anxiety and some small steps you can take to feel better in this DOH blog post.

 

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