COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - February 23, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Feb. 23

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

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


COVID-19 vaccine information in English and Spanish

This flyer in English and Spanish (en Español), produced by Kitsap Public Health, provides information on how to get a COVID-19 vaccine – especially for those who can’t access the internet and may be hard to reach through electronic communication, social media and websites. 

The Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center is partnering with various community organizations to distribute this information throughout the county. Please consider printing a copy and sharing it with a friend or family member who may need help getting this vital information.

Visit for more information on vaccine allocation and information in Kitsap County.

Vaccine flyer Eng
Vaccine flyer Spanish


First case of B.1.351 variant identified in Washington

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) along with Public Health – Seattle & King County and the UW Medicine Virology Lab, announced that the B.1.351 variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in King County.

The variant, initially identified in South Africa, was identified yesterday through genomic sequencing at the UW Medicine Virology Laboratory. The patient tested positive for COVID-19 on January 29, 2021. Other details about the case, including travel history, are not available as the person was not able to be reached through contact tracing efforts.

At the same time, a virology lab found evidence of 19 additional cases of the B.1.1.7 variant strain in Washington state. First identified in the United Kingdom, this brings the total number of known cases of the B.1.1.7 variant in Washington state to 39. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of the P.1 variant that originated in Brazil.

Now that both variants have been detected, it is important to double down on all the prevention measures to protect Washingtonians against COVID-19. See the DOH news release for more details. The variant page on the DOH website includes additional information about variants.


Share your shot

With vaccine arriving in Kitsap and distributed in our community, the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center is asking those who've received their shot to share through social media why it's important to them to get vaccinated. 

Please note that photos of COVID-19 vaccination cards should not be shared on social media. Posting content that includes your date of birth, health care details or other personally identifiable information can be used to steal your identity. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has more information on how to protect yourself from potential fraud concerning COVID-19 vaccines.

#ShareYourShot #WeGotThisKitsap


share your shot


Businesses with fewer than 20 employees prioritized in Paycheck Protection Program

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is opening a 14-day Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application period exclusively for businesses with fewer than 20 employees. See the SBA press release for details.

For more information on resources available for small business recovery programs, go to

A free webinar is offered tomorrow, Feb. 24 from 5-6 p.m. on the SBA Round 2 COVID-19 Relief and PPP. To register, to to


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