COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - March 5, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Mar. 5

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

3/5/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District reported four new COVID-19-associated deaths on Mar. 5. With the addition of these cases, 87 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date.

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. 

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Kitsap Public Health clinic provides 2,300 vaccinations; opening more appointments next week

A clinic operated by Kitsap Public Health and the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center vaccinated more than 2,300 community members in Bremerton this week. 

Kitsap Public Health will receive about 2,300 first doses of Pfizer vaccine for next week, as well as 400 second doses of Moderna. The next clinic is open to people who qualify under Phase 1a or Phase 1b, Tier 1. Appointments are required. 

First-dose Pfizer vaccine appointments will be released in batches three times on Monday, March 8: 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. at Appointments will be available for Tuesday-Thursday, (March 9-11). Appointments are expected to fill very quickly. Demand for vaccination remains high and appointments are limited. 

Kitsap Public Health will continue to request first doses of COVID-19 vaccine and will announce additional appointments as vaccine supplies allow. Please sign up to receive notifications by email or text and check for updates.


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Critical workers, pregnant people eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in late March

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Governor Jay Inslee have set a date for advancing to the next phases of vaccine eligibility (PDF), making the life-saving shot available to more people in the coming weeks.

Changes to who is eligible are projected to begin on March 22, when the state will include those in Phase 1B-2, making more people eligible to receive the vaccine. 1B-2 will now include all high-risk critical workers in certain congregate settings. DOH will also open 1B-2 eligibility to people 16 and over who are pregnant or have certain disabilities that greatly increase risk of severe illness from COVID-19. See a guidance summary from DOH for more information.

To assess eligibility to receive COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the recently updated DOH Phase Finder tool. View a list of vaccine locations here


CDC issues new quarantine guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people exposed to someone with COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they:

  • Are fully vaccinated (two weeks or more following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks or more following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine).
  • Received their last dose within the last three months.
  • Have not had symptoms since the current COVID-19 exposure.

Fully vaccinated people should still watch for symptoms for 14 days after their exposure, continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, and keep their social circles small.

An exception to the guidance is that vaccinated inpatients and residents in health care settings should continue to quarantine following an exposure to someone with COVID-19. Those who do not meet all three criteria above should continue to follow current quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.


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