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

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

4/19/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District no longer updates its daily COVID-19 Surveillance Report on weekends. New cases from Friday through Sunday (April 16-18) are included with cases from today in New Positive Cases in the graphic below.

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 COVID-19 vaccination updates and information, 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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Kitsap Public Health: COVID-19 vaccine appointments still available for Wednesday in Bremerton

Kitsap Public Health has Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appointments available Wednesday in Bremerton. Appointments are open to everyone 16 or older at

Other local vaccine providers may also have appointments available this week. Find a full list of providers at See more local vaccine updates at


Vaccine registration: Q&A with a Kitsap Public Health staff member

Most COVID-19 vaccination providers offer appointments through online portals, but many community members are not able to access or navigate online registration systems. With that in mind, Kitsap Public Health District created a team to assist people over the phone, including those who do not have computer access or have limited English proficiency.  

Jessica Phares is one of several Kitsap Public Health staff members who now divide their time between COVID-19 contact tracing and registering community members for vaccination clinics. Read about her experience on the Kitsap County Emergency Management blog.

"The most rewarding part is being a part of the hope that people feel making that appointment to finally get vaccinated for a virus that has disrupted so many lives," says Jessica. "At the end of the day, I’m happy that I can help people see their grandchildren, visit friends, or in general try to get back to pre-COVID normal."

Booking online is the fastest way to get a vaccination appointment. Those unable to register online can get help by phone at 1-800-525-0127. Spanish speakers in Kitsap County can call 360-728-2218 for assistance.

Together, we will stop the spread of COVID-19! #WeGotThisKitsap #KitsapResponds


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Jessica Phares helps Kitsap County residents make their vaccine appointments


COVID-19 Vaccines: Just the facts!

Everyone in the U.S. over age 16 is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. There’s a lot of vaccine information out there, and it can feel overwhelming sorting through it all. Sometimes, it’s even hard to tell what’s true and what’s not.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) addressed some common questions to help you make an informed decision about getting the vaccine. But as always, you should talk to your health care provider if you have more questions. They can help you decide what is best for you and your health.

There are lots of myths and misinformation going around about COVID-19 and vaccines. DOH wants to make sure you have all the information you need before you get the shot. Learn more on the DOH blog, view frequently asked questions, or watch this video about How to Spot Fact vs. Fiction Online.

In addition to these resources, Kitsap Public Health District has a COVID-19 vaccine outreach toolkit with printable PDF fact sheets to help you share accurate information with your friends and neighbors in Kitsap County. Information is available in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.


Celebrating Kitsap County volunteers

Kitsap County Commissioners proclaimed April 18-24, 2021 as Kitsap County Volunteer Appreciation Week, in recognition of the more than 4,000 volunteers who annually contribute their time, talent, and expertise to county government. Kitsap County also joins  the country in observing National Volunteer Week. Gov. Jay Inslee also proclaimed this week as Volunteer Appreciation Week.

This week we show our gratitude for the outpouring of generosity and caring from the thousands of dedicated volunteers throughout the county. Their compassion and extraordinary energy uplift us all and improve the lives and livelihoods of everyone. Thank you, Kitsap County Volunteers! Volunteers truly are a work of HEART!

Read more about all the ways volunteers have served our community in this Kitsap County news release. To learn more about Kitsap County volunteer opportunities, visit


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