COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 14, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. May 14

5/13/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health reported one new COVID-19-related death on May 13. With the addition of these cases, 110 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date.

Now is the time to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Visit Kitsap County Public Health at and 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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Kitsap Health Officer: COVID-19 vaccine needed in all healthcare settings

Kitsap Public Health District Health Officer Dr. Gib Morrow today penned an open letter to healthcare providers in Kitsap County requesting their assistance with getting the rest of our community vaccinated against COVID-19.

"Half of Kitsap residents over age 16 have started vaccinations. The FDA’s decision to authorize COVID vaccination for children ages 12 to 15 now opens the door to getting more families protected," writes Dr. Morrow. "We need to finish the job and need your help to get this done by shifting the strategy from mass vaccination sites to pop-up and clinic-based vaccinations."

Kitsap Public Health is requesting healthcare providers in all settings:

  • Assess the COVID-19 vaccination status of all patients at every encounter.
  • Discuss COVID-19 vaccination with patients and offer acknowledgement of concerns, advice, and support.
  • Offer and provide vaccination immediately at the point of care and time of service for those who need it.

The Washington State Department of Health now recommends COVID-19 vaccine providers open vials as needed to vaccinate as many people as possible. Kitsap County healthcare providers are asked to give their best advice to protect patients and end this pandemic, and vaccinate. Read the full letter from Dr. Morrow here.


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Ages 12-15 now eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-15 this week, and Washington state has expanded vaccine eligibility to include this age group.

Kitsap Public Health District is offering Pfizer vaccine appointments at clinics in Bremerton and Port Orchard. Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome.

Minors younger than 18 must have consent from a parent or guardian to be vaccinated and children ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Find more vaccination opportunities at


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Inslee announces statewide reopening target of June 30

Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday announced that the state is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan effective May 18 until June 30.

The announcement comes after the governor paused phase movement for two weeks to review an emerging flattening trend in statewide COVID-19 data. The plateau observed in COVID-19 activity has now become a decline.

Full reopening could happen earlier than June 30 if 70% or more of Washingtonians over age 16 have received at least the first dose of vaccine. Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page.


Updated K-12 school and youth activities guidance

The Washington State Department of Health released guidance for the 2021 summer school session and 2021–2022 school year. Under the updated guidance, schools must plan to provide full-time in-person education for all interested students for the 2021-2022 school year. Read the full news release with a list of mitigation efforts.

In addition to mandatory mitigation efforts that schools must put in place, schools will need to follow all relevant guidance with regards to extracurricular activities. This includes sporting activitiesovernight campsperforming arts and special events.


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

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced another vaccine milestone this week. As of May 10, more than 6,046,656 doses of vaccine have been given in Washington. See the DOH news release for more details.

More than 57% of people in Washington eligible for vaccine have received at least one dose and nearly 44% of people 16 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This information can be found on the DOH data dashboard under the vaccines tab, which is updated three times per week.

For questions about the COVID-19 vaccine please reach out to your healthcare provider or visit DOH's Frequently Asked Questions page. Find vaccine near you on the state’s Vaccine Locator website, text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) or VACUNA (822862), or call 833-VAX-HELP. Language assistance is available.

Are you or someone you know homebound and need a COVID-19 vaccine? DOH and partners offer homebound vaccination services for those who are unable to leave their home. Go to for more information.


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