COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - March 2, 2021

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

View the COVID-19 Data Page for the latest data and additional details about this report.

Health District update: Kitsap Public Health District staff today provided the Kitsap Public Health Board with an update on COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout. A special presentation focused on efforts to support equitable access to vaccine. View a recording and presentation slides here

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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Federal government to expand COVID-19 production and access; essential school workers now eligible

Today, President Joe Biden announced Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Merck will work together to expand the production of the J&J vaccine. The Defense Production Act has been invoked to equip two Merck facilities to the standards necessary to safely accelerate manufacture of the J&J vaccine. President Biden said the U.S. will now be “on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May.”

He also announced an increase to the places where people can get vaccinated, including 7,000 pharmacies. The federal government is also working with states to set up hundreds of mass vaccination sites.

President Biden announced a challenge to every state to move to get essential school workers vaccinated with at least one shot by the end of March. To this end, he said that starting next week and through the month of March, the government will use the federal pharmacy program to prioritize the vaccination of pre-K-12 educators, staff and child-care workers. Read the full text of the president's announcement for more details.

In response, Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that educators and licensed childcare workers will be added to Washington’s Phase 1B-1 immediately. The Washington State Department of Health will have more specific information soon on how those workers can access vaccines. Phase Finder may take time to reflect these changes, but educators and licensed childcare workers can schedule with providers right away.


Kitsap volunteers make a big difference

A total of 75 Volunteers worked at five different sites today as part of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response in Kitsap County. Working under the Kitsap County EOC, the volunteers served at three COVID-19 vaccination clinics, one drive-thru testing site, and at the quarantine and isolation center at Pilgrim Firs. Thanks to their amazing contributions, Kitsap County is effectively meeting some of the significant challenges we face in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the past six weeks, 675 new volunteers have been processed and are now able to contribute to these vital operations. With over 1,000 applications received, no additional applications are being processed at this time. As vaccination efforts expand in Kitsap County, a new call for volunteers will be made.

Find more behind the scenes stories on the Kitsap County Emergency Management blog. #WeGotThisKitsap #KitsapResponds


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COVID-19 access line now available for blind and low vision Washingtonians

The Blind COVID Access phone line allows blind and low vision individuals to ask questions regarding access to resources related to COVID-19. People can access the phone line by calling 360-947-3330.

The access line will provide broader access to individuals who may not have the technology skills to navigate complex web pages where most critical information is being published. Callers may leave a voicemail and a representative will return their call during business hours.

Additionally, will host additional resources and communication on vaccination testing, vaccine sites, and navigating daily life in the pandemic.

The Blind COVID Access line was created through the Washington State School for the Blind after receiving a grant from the Washington State Department of Health to work on ways to increase awareness of accessible resources on the COVID-19 pandemic.


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