COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - April 22, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. April 22

Now is the time to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone 16 and older is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit Kitsap County Public Health at and the Washington State Department of Health at Sign up for vaccine updates from Kitsap Public Health here.

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

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COVID-19 immunity increasing, but not enough to slow transmission

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19. See the news release for more details.

Report findings include:                                                                                                    

  • Population immunity is helping control transmission, but isn’t enough to counteract risky behavior. 
  • The estimated percentage of the population with active COVID-19 infections almost doubled between March 1 and April 2. 
  • Statewide case counts and hospital admissions are increasing. 
  • Case rates are increasing across all ages, except people 70 and older. 

DOH partners with the Institute for Disease Modeling, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington and the Microsoft AI for Health program to develop these reports every other week. More COVID-19 data can be found on the DOH data dashboard.


Pandemic food benefits for qualifying school children

The Department of Social and Human Services (DSHS) received federal approval to implement a second round of Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) for the 2020-2021 school year.

New in 2021: white P-EBT cards will be mailed directly to each eligible child instead of benefits being loaded onto a family's existing SNAP/EBT card. These cards can be used just like a SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens at a farmers market.

P-EBT cards are also eligible for SNAP Market Match, meaning that a family may swipe their SNAP/EBT card for benefits and a P-EBT card and can receive SNAP Market Match for both transactions.

Download this printable PDF flyer for more information or visit the DSHS website




Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund opens for new applications

Gov. Jay Inslee this week announced applications will be accepted for the next round of assistance under the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund starting April 21. The state Legislature allocated an additional $65 million to the fund to provide relief to new applicants.

Applicants must demonstrate Washington state residency; be at least 18 years old; have been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic; be ineligible for federal stimulus payments or unemployment insurance benefits due to their immigration status; and have an income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level.

Applications will be accepted through May 21 on a first-come, first-serve basis, prioritizing those according to need. Eligible community members can apply by:

  • Visiting the website at
  • Calling the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network at 844-724-3737, which is staffed every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Connecting with a community-based partner for assistance.
Immigrant Relief Fund


Coping with COVID: Mindfulness and self-care

We are still in a pandemic, and it is a challenging time for all of us. We’re feeling the strain of months of stress, and at this point we might be feeling discouraged. Natural disasters have predictable impacts on our behavioral health, and it’s normal to not feel ok right now.

The good news is that as humans, we are resilient and can bounce back in the face of disasters. And there are things we can actively do to make it easier to cope. Mindfulness and self-care are simple approaches we can use to address the stress and anxiety we’re carrying right now.

In this episode of the Washington State Department of Health behavioral health podcast on Coping with COVID, Kira Mauseth, PhD and Doug Dicharry, MD discuss how we can practice mindfulness and self-care to reduce stress and anxiety.


Coping with COVID


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