COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 7, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. May 7

5/7/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health reported one new COVID-19-related death on May 7. With the addition of these cases, 109 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date.

Reminder: The Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center now publishes this COVID-19 update on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Daily testing results (M-F) are still available on Kitsap Public Health's COVID-19 surveillance report.

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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Drive-through, walk-up, get your shot!

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now widely available in our county. Everyone 16 or older is eligible. Book your appointment today!

Weekend appointments are available. The Marvin Williams Recreation Center will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic and health fair on Saturday, May 8, at 725 Park Ave. in Bremerton for ages 18 or older. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Book an appointment here. Walk-ups are welcome from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Free rides to vaccine appointments

Kitsap Transit continues to provide FREE transportation to vaccine clinics. If you need transportation assistance to a COVID-19 vaccine site, please call their ACCESS service at (360) 479-7272 or (800) 422-2877. To make an appointment for a vaccination, please contact your health-care provider or the clinic.

In addition, the state Vaccine Action Command and Coordination System (VACCS) Center has partnered with Lyft, Uber, United Way Worldwide, Washington 211 and Sea Mar Community Health Centers to provide access to free and discounted rides to vaccine appointments for people with transportation challenges.

These partnerships mean that starting May 10th, people who face transportation barriers and need a ride to get a vaccine can call the state COVID-19 information hotline at 833-VAX-HELP and a hotline specialist will assist in coordinating the rides. See the news release from the Washington State Department of Health for more details.


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Emergency Broadband Benefit program opens May 12

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This new benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. Eligible households may enroll through an approved provider or by visiting beginning May 12, 2021.




Payroll Protection Program expanded

The Small Business Administration recently enacted changes as announced in February that expand eligibility and further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. For example, Schedule C filers can now use gross income rather than net income when calculating the PPP loan amount. This change cannot be retroactive. Visit or talk to your lender for more information.




COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health

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

More than 39% of people in Washington eligible for vaccination are now fully vaccinated, and over half of all eligible Washingtonians ages 16 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This information can be found on the DOH data dashboard under the vaccines tab, which is updated three times per week.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility may soon expand to everyone 12 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine could be authorized for kids as young as 12 as early as next week. See the DOH news release for more details.


Need support during COVID-19? Call Washington Listens

If you need someone to talk to about stress due to COVID-19, call Washington Listens at 1-833-681-0211. Someone is available to talk from Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. TTY and language access services are available.

Washington Listens is free and anonymous. Any Washington resident can call and a support specialist will listen and help to guide you to connections within your community.

Find more mental and emotional well-being resources for you and your family from the Washington State Department of Health.


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