COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - March 30, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. March 30

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

Community-based COVID-19 drive-thru test sites are available at locations across Kitsap County. To learn more 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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COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for Phase 1B tiers 3 and 4 begins tomorrow; Phase Finder no longer required

Tomorrow, March 31, Washington will open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those who qualify under Phases 1B tier 3 and/or 1B tier 4.

This includes: people 16 years or older with two or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions; people age 60 and older; residents, staff and volunteers in congregate living settings, specifically correctional facilities, homeless shelters and places providing services to the homeless, and group homes for people with disabilities; and other at-risk critical workers in restaurants/food services, manufacturing, and construction. See the full guidance for more details.

Phase Finder, the state’s online vaccine eligibility tool, will no longer be required to verify COVID-19 vaccine eligibility starting March 31. After March 30, enrollment on Phase Finder will be closed and those visiting the site will be directed to Vaccine Locator. (Those already enrolled will receive notification once they are eligible to be vaccinated.)

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has asked that providers no longer require Phase Finder to schedule an appointment or ask for it when patients arrive for their appointment. This is an effort to speed up vaccinations among many who are vulnerable and trusts people to do the right thing and wait their turn.

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COVID-19 variant confirmed in Kitsap County; COVID-19 cases increasing

Kitsap Public Health today announced a variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been confirmed in Kitsap County for the first time. 

According to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), a recent Kitsap County case was found to have the B.1.1.7 mutation of SARS-CoV-2 virus. DOH will include the Kitsap County case this week in its Sequencing and Variant Report. See more information on COVID-19 variants from DOH.

"The emergence of COVID-19 variants increases the potential for more people in our community to become sick, be hospitalized, and potentially die from this pandemic," Kitsap Public Health District Health Officer Dr. Gib Morrow said. "Fortunately, we have the tools we need to stop these mutated viruses from spreading. I'm asking all Kitsap residents to keep fighting the spread of COVID-19 and be ready to get vaccinated as soon as they are able."

After declining throughout January and February, COVID-19 activity is now increasing in Kitsap County. The rate of new cases reported per 100,000 population over 14 days — a key indicator in our state's recovery plans — rose from less than 70 at the start of March to about 90 last week.

Clusters of COVID-19 cases have recently been reported in connection with family celebrations and community events, including weddings and church functions. See the full news release from Kitsap Public Health for more details.


Eviction moratorium extended to June 30

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021 is now extended through June 30, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. The order can be found on the CDC website.


Funeral expense assistance for those lost to COVID-19

In early April, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.

The policy was finalized on March 24, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistance program nationwide. See the FEMA website for more details and eligibility requirements.


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