COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - April 16, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. April 16

Community-based COVID-19 drive-thru test sites are available at locations in downtown Bremerton, Poulsbo and the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. To learn more and 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. 

¿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


COVID-19 daily cases


Kitsap Public Health offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Bremerton

Kitsap Public Health is offering first-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appointments for next Tuesday and Wednesday (April 20-21) at their clinic in East Bremerton. Book an appointment here.

These appointments are available to everyone age 16 or older. Minors age 16 or 17 may need consent from their parent or guardian. If you are not able to book an appointment, go to to find other vaccine providers near you.

Join the standby list to be on call for unused doses at the Bremerton clinic. For more local COVID-19 vaccine updates, visit


KPHD vaccine clinic


What to expect when tested for COVID-19

Testing remains a vital tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19. The Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center, in partnership with various community organizations, continue to offer drive-thru community COVID-19 testing sites. Results are typically available within 48 hours of your test.

The tests given at these sites are self-administered and not painful. The Washington State Department of Health has instructions for self-swab nasal specimen collection. Saliva tests are also available. This type of testing is recommended for individuals with medium or severe symptoms. For saliva tests, do not eat, drink, chew gum, or put anything in your mouth for at least one hour prior to the test.

When arriving to a drive-thru test site, do not exit your vehicle. Follow the signage to drive through the site and a volunteer will provide you with a self-administered COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 is still spreading in Kitsap County. If you have any symptoms, even mild ones, please don't hesitate to get tested. 

Testing is available regardless of health insurance status. Visit for more information. (Información en español, sa Tagalog)


KPHD get tested


Helping hands needed at local food banks

Many in our community are trying to make ends meet, experiencing financial hardship and other challenges during this COVID-19 pandemic. Getting back on their feet may take a while. There are actions you can take now to make a difference for our struggling neighbors.

Follow the links below to local food bank volunteer websites to find more information on current needs. Thank you for lending a helping hand!

Find more volunteer opportunities in Kitsap County at and


Eligibility for free or low-cost health insurance expanded

Under the American Rescue Plan Act, 200,000 more people in Washington state qualify for free or low-cost health insurance.

In March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act, which included several changes impacting health care affordability, coverage access, and other federal assistance for individuals who enroll in coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder

To find out if you are potentially eligible for financial help, go to the Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator. Call the customer support center (855-923-4633; TTY: 1-855-627-9604) to get help with figuring out coverage. Assistance is offered in over 200 languages. 

Those who need help in getting covered can also contact Peninsula Community Health Services at 360-377-3776 or

Read more about how the American Recovery Plan will lower health care costs. 


Updated guidance for business and youth activities

The Washington State Department of Health released the following updated guidance documents this week:

Translated versions of the following are also available:


Take it outside


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