COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - March 9, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Mar. 9

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

3/9/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District reported one new COVID-19-associated death on Mar. 9. With the addition of this case, 88 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. 

¿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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Eligible for COVID-19 vaccination? Sign up now!

Kitsap Public Health District is urging Kitsap County residents who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination to sign up for an appointment as soon as they can. 

Many first-dose vaccine appointments are widely available in the county this week for people who qualify under the current phase of vaccination. This includes everyone 65 and older, people 50 and older in multigenerational households, teachers and school staff, childcare workers, healthcare workers, first responders, and caregivers supporting people at high risk from COVID-19 (learn more). 

Pfizer vaccine appointments are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week at the clinic in East Bremerton. Book an appointment at or go to for more information. 

If you can help a friend, neighbor or family member sign up, please do so. If you do not have internet or need assistance using the online registration system, call 360-728-2219 and leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.


Kitsap Transit offers free transportation to vaccine clinics

If you need transportation assistance to a COVID-19 vaccine site, please call Kitsap Transit's ACCESS service at (360) 479-7272 or (800) 422-2877. 

To make an appointment for a vaccination, please contact your health-care provider or the clinic. Due to waiting times at clinics, you will need to call ACCESS after you have received your vaccine to request a ride home. Kitsap Transit is waiving fares for these rides. See more COVID-19 updates from Kitsap Transit. #WeAreKitsap #WeCanDoThis


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CDC releases interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday released the first set of public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is adopting the guidance released by the CDC regarding post-vaccine behavior.

This guidance will be updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of COVID-19, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines. 

The following recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings.

The CDC says fully vaccinated people can:

  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic

For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease. 


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Hindsight 2020: Leadership lessons learned

A Leadership Development Networking Webinar, hosted by Leadership Kitsap, takes place virtually from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 10. The program looks at what we’ve learned from the events of 2020 and what leadership lessons will we take into 2021.

Engage with other community leaders and hear from a panel of industry leaders including: Clif McKenzie of Watson Furniture Group; Dr. Gib Morrow, Kitsap Public Health Officer; Kristin Tollefson of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art; and Bill Weymer of Town & Country Markets.

The program will be moderated by Jennifer Yeaman, process improvement manager at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and is sponsored by Kitsap Regional Library Foundation and Town & Country Markets. Register at


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