COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - April 8, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. April 8

UPDATE 4/8/21: Kitsap Public Health District reported two new COVID-19-associated deaths. With the addition of these cases, 98 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date.

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 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 concerned about the recent increase in COVID-19 activity

We need your help! Please help do your part and continue to practice the 3 W's: Wear your mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands. Additionally, schedule an appointment to be vaccinated as soon as you are eligible.

Kitsap County is currently in Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan. Counties will be evaluated April 12. To remain in the current phase of recovery, we need to continue moving in the right direction and slow the spread of COVID-19.


Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program launches today

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by Small Business Association’s Office of Disaster Assistance. More information about eligibility and the application process is available here. The application portal opened today, April 8.

Eligible entities include:

  • Live venue operators or promoters
  • Theatrical producers
  • Live performing arts organization operators
  • Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria
  • Motion picture theater operators
  • Talent representatives
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from Dept. of Health

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

As of April 5, more than 3,798,746 doses of vaccine have been given across the state, which is nearly 85% of the 4,477,920 doses that have been delivered to providers and long-term care programs. Find more on the DOH data dashboard under the vaccines tab.

The DOH three-week forecast from the federal government shows a substantial decrease in Johnson & Johnson vaccine starting next week, subject to change.

Vaccinating 16- and 17-year-olds

Starting April 15 everyone ages 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Those age 16 or 17 may need consent from a parent or guardian to get the vaccine, unless they are legally emancipated.

Currently Pfizer-BioNTech is the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for people 16 years of age and older. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are authorized for people 18 and older. DOH is working to add that vaccine type to the Vaccine Locator webpage and mobile app to help simplify the process.

Do you have family members, co-workers and friends hesitant to get vaccinated? Check out a comprehensive information sheet from the Washington State Department of Health here and factsheets from the Kitsap Health District.

Read the full vaccine update here.


Vaccinated percentages in Kitsap continue steady climb

Kitsap County is making progress in getting people here vaccinated. Over 60% of seniors (those 65 and older) have received at least one dose of vaccine. For more details, including demographics on vaccination, click here.

To find vaccine locations and more information, visit the Kitsap Public Health site at

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