COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 12, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. May 12

5/12/2021 UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccination will soon be available for ages 12-15. The Food and Drug Administration authorized use of the Pfizer vaccine for this age group and Washington state is expected to follow suit with a recommendation this week. 

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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Support local COVID-19 response by taking the Kitsap County community survey!

Help us improve our local response to the COVID-19 pandemic by taking Kitsap Public Health's COVID-19 community survey. This survey will help to better understand how the pandemic has affected life in Kitsap County and gauge local perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines. Participants can enter to win one of six $25 gift cards. 

The survey will be open through May 16. All Kitsap County residents are invited to participate. Responses are anonymous. Take the survey at


Weekly Outlook from Kitsap Public Health

Kitsap Public Health's Weekly Outlook newsletter is now available. View the full report here or download a printable PDF to share with others. 

Here are some key numbers to know:

  • As of May 11, 49% of Kitsap residents 16 and older had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 41% were fully vaccinated.
  • 221 COVID-19 cases were reported in our county in the most recent week with full data available (April 25- May 1): 3 cases in Bainbridge, 77 in Bremerton, 61 in Central Kitsap, 30 in North Kitsap, 102 in South Kitsap. 
  • Kitsap County's rate of cases per 100,000 population over 14 days — a key metric in state reopening plans — has fallen to about 180. COVID-19 continues to spread widely in the county.
  • 109 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in Kitsap to date.

Find more local COVID-19 data at


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Updated guidance for long-term care and temporary housing

The Washington State Department of Health issued the following updated guidance on May 11:

A full list of current reopening guidance from the Governor's Office is available here.


FEMA COVID-19 funeral assistance available

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for funeral assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses. As of Monday, May 10, the agency has received nearly 174,000 applications, approved more than 2,200 of those applications and distributed more than $15.5 million. See the press release for more details.

Download this printable PDF flyer for eligibility information and how to apply. Applicants may also call 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday. Multilingual services are available. Please note, phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number. Additional information about the assistance and frequently asked questions are available on


Spread the facts about COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are new, and it’s normal for people to have questions. The sheer amount of information—and misinformation—about COVID-19 vaccines can be
overwhelming. You can help by listening without judgment. Once you understand your friend or family member’s questions or concern, ask if you can provide some information or share the information sources you trust.

Kitsap Public Health has an online Outreach Toolkit with printable PDF flyers in English, Spanish, and Tagalog that you can use to help educate your loved ones about the COVID-19 vaccines. This is an evolving library of COVID-19 vaccination materials that can be used to support outreach efforts in our community. Have questions or feedback? Looking for a different format? Email

Once someone decides to get vaccinated, offer to help them find and book a vaccination appointment. Find more vaccine facts at


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