COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 3, 2021

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

5/3/2021 UPDATE: To make the most efficient use of resources, the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center will scale back production of this COVID-19 update to three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, beginning today. New cases from Friday through Sunday (April 30 - May 2) are included with cases from today in New Positive Cases in the graphic below. 

DATA NOTE: Kitsap Public Health District identified and corrected an error last week in its data reporting. From April 26 through April 28, "probable" cases that had not been confirmed with a laboratory test were included in cumulative case counts for Kitsap County. These cases were removed from cumulative counts on April 29, causing counts to decrease from April 28-29.

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 daily cases


Drive-thru and weekend vaccination opportunities available this week

Appointments are no longer required at Kitsap Public Health clinics, but please book an appointment if you can — it helps clinics plan ahead! 

There are several clinics throughout Kitsap County offering COVID-19 vaccines on weekdays and this Saturday. See the news release from Kitsap Public Health for more details. Find a full list of vaccine providers at


Kitsap Public Health Board meets tomorrow

The Kitsap Public Health Board will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4, from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. This meeting will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no physical location for this meeting. 

The public can use a computer or phone to listen to the meeting via Zoom and submit verbal comments during the time allotted for public comment. Instructions are listed at the end of the meeting agenda. See the agenda for more ways to provide comment. 

In addition to Zoom, the meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast channel 12, WAVE Broadband channel 3, the BKAT website, and the Kitsap Public Health District page on Facebook. The meeting agenda and documents are posted online


Register now for the next Kitsap Digital Hour

Each month, the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) hosts the Kitsap Digital Hour - a virtual get-together for local businesses to share information, tools and resources. Register now to participate on May 6 at 11:00 a.m.

This month KEDA welcomes nationally recognized housing economist, Skylar Olsen and Robert Contreras, President of Kitsap County Association Realtors, who will discuss suburban growth, local and national economic trends and how they impact Kitsap County.

Dr. Gib Morrow with the Kitsap County Public Health District will also join in to provide an update on the pandemic in Kitsap and beyond that is shaping our health and economy. Register at


KEDA digital hour


State publishing county vaccination data by race and ethnicity to improve local equity efforts

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 data dashboard now includes county-level data on the race and ethnicity of people who have been vaccinated. The newly available data will help counties, local partners and the public understand where there are inequities in order to address them more intentionally.

While data vary from county to county, there are some consistent trends. Hispanic people are underrepresented in the vaccinated population in nearly all counties, compared to their proportion of the county’s population. The size of this gap varies, with near-equal proportions in many counties and large gaps in many others. Similarly, Black people are underrepresented in almost all counties. In most counties, the race and ethnicity distribution for people with at least one dose is similar to fully vaccinated people, though there are some exceptions.

DOH is using the data to inform state strategies for equitable vaccination, including identifying where more focused help is needed and prioritizing support for the providers and community organizations working to address higher inequities. See the DOH news release for more details.


Get vaccinated. Get started with v-safe.

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that provides personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

During the first week after you get your vaccine, v-safe will send you a text message each day to ask how you are doing. Then you will get check-in messages once a week for up to five weeks. The questions take less than five minutes to answer.

Depending on your answers to the web surveys, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. V-safe will also remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one. Learn more on the CDC website.


CDC v-safe


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