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

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

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. 

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Weekly outlook from Kitsap Public Health

Kitsap Public Health's Weekly Outlook newsletter is now available. COVID-19 cases are no longer declining in Kitsap; however, more people are eligible for the vaccine. View the full report here or download a printable PDF to share with others.

Here are some numbers to know:

  • As of March 22, 30% of Kitsap residents 16 and older have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 60% of residents 65 and older have received their first dose.
  • 97 COVID-19 cases were reported in our county in the most recent week with full data available (March 7-13): 1 cases in Bainbridge, 19 in Bremerton, 16 in Central Kitsap, 12 in North Kitsap, 49 in South Kitsap. 
  • 90 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in Kitsap to date, including 44 since the start of 2021. 

Find more local COVID-19 data at


Marvin Williams Center to host vaccine site

The Marvin Williams Recreation Center in Bremerton, Washington, will soon become a COVID-19 vaccination site tailored to address concerns within the African American community about the vaccine’s safety. Dr. Lillian Robertson, the center's executive director, made the announcement during an online forum last weekend, hosted by the Professional Leaders of Color - Kitsap.

The site will be open to all individuals eligible to receive the vaccine with the goal of prioritizing those in marginalized groups, including Black and Latino people and others who face barriers to receiving the shot.

The center’s vaccine site will operate in partnership with Kitsap Public Health District and other organizations. Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler pledged the city’s support for the effort.

Learn more about the new site in this article by Christina T. Henry on the Kitsap County Emergency Management blog. #KitsapResponds


Marvin Williams center


State to launch new round of Working Washington small business grants on March 29

The Washington State Department of Commerce will open applications for Working Washington Grants: Round 4 on March 29. Business owners can find information about the program and a link to the application portal at

This is the fourth round of the Working Washington grant program. Legislators approved $240 million for the current round as part of an early action bill that also provided additional funding for rent assistance and other COVID-19 response efforts. 

These grants are aimed at for-profit small businesses in industries that have hard costs associated with their operations, and faced the most significant challenges to paying those hard costs because they were required to close. Hard costs include but are not limited to rent, utilities, payroll or personal protective equipment. See the Department of Commerce news release for more details.

The Washington Small Business Development Center offers a free webinar to review qualifications and the application process for this new round of small business grants from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 26. Register here.


Keep protecting yourself and others from COVID-19

While we have made great strides with distributing vaccine throughout our community, COVID-19 cases in Kitsap continue to be on the rise. As we start to resume activities that were on hold and businesses increase capacity, it is more important than ever that we continue healthy habits.

Here some reminders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on important ways to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Monitor your health daily and be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.

Get more COVID-19 prevention tips from the CDC website




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