COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - March 12, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Mar. 12

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

To learn about community-based COVID-19 drive-thru test sites, open five 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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Reduced hours for drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites; no testing on Saturdays

Testing remains one of the most important tools in our toolkit for slowing the spread of COVID-19. As more testing options have become available to the residents of Kitsap County, there has been a decline in the number of people using the drive-thru testing sites over the past two months.

With this reduction in testing numbers, the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center will change hours of operation for the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. This includes cancellation of Saturday testing.

To see the updated hours at all locations and register to get tested, go to (Información en españolsa Tagalog)

Individuals without internet access or who need help registering can call the Kitsap Public Health District at (360) 728-2235, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration efforts.

As of March 8, more than 2,140,418 doses of vaccine have been given across the state. Washington is currently averaging 46,119 vaccine doses given each day. This information can be found on the DOH data dashboard under the vaccinations tab, which is updated three times per week.

DOH, in partnership with the office of Governor Jay Inslee, is expediting the vaccine timeline, expanding eligibility to some critical workers on March 17 instead of the originally planned date of March 22. People age 65 and older are encouraged to make an appointment to get their COVID-19 vaccine now.

This week, the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is receiving 72,000 doses of vaccine directly from the federal government. For a full list of Federal Retail Pharmacy Program locations, visit Vaccine Finder. Vaccine Finder is run by the federal government and separate from DOH’s Vaccine Locator webpage. 

For more details on COVID-19 vaccine distribution, see the full DOH news release. Find local updates at


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Washington schools required to offer both in-person and remote learning options

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he would issue an emergency proclamation requiring that public schools offer both in-person learning and remote learning options for primary and secondary students.

The proclamation will require all schools to offer a hybrid in-person learning option by April 5 for primary students and April 19 for secondary students. Every school district will need to have at least 30 percent of weekly instructional hours provided in person.

Inslee also announced that Washington state K-12 schools will receive $2.6 billion in federal pandemic relief from the American Rescue Plan Act. Districts are encouraged to use these short-term relief funds to support children's mental health programs.

The proclamation, once signed, will be available on the governor's website.


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