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

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

5/18/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health reported one new COVID-19-related death on May 18. With the addition of these cases, 111 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

¿Quieres información sobre la vacuna COVID-19? Mira nuestro pagina para mas información de la vacuna y como obtener la vacuna: Tambien os puede llamar nuestro linea 360-728-2218


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Free transportation to vaccine clinics

If you need transportation assistance to a COVID-19 vaccine site, please call Kitsap Transit's 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. Due to waiting times at clinics, you will need to call ACCESS after you have received your vaccine to request a ride home. Kitsap Transit is waiving fares for these rides.

Face masks that cover both nose and mouth are still required for all passengers. Learn more about what Kitsap Transit is doing to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. #WeAreKitsap #WeCanDoThis


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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 18, 50% of Kitsap residents 16 and older had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 44% were fully vaccinated. 
  • 228 COVID-19 cases were reported in our county in the most recent week with full data available (April 25- May 1): 1 case in Bainbridge, 54 in Bremerton, 42 in Central Kitsap, 28 in North Kitsap, 103 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 160. COVID-19 continues to spread widely in the county, but the rate of new cases reported has declined since late April. 
  • 111 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in Kitsap to date.

Find more local COVID-19 data at

Today is the last day to take the COVID-19 community surveyThank you to the more than 6,000 community members who have already participated!


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All counties in Phase 3 after reopening pause

Yesterday, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced that all Washington counties have moved into Phase 3 of Governor Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery phased reopening plan. This includes Cowlitz, Ferry, Pierce and Whitman counties which were previously in Phase 2.

As the governor announced last week, the state is also moving toward June 30 as the date Washington will fully reopen. The full reopening could happen earlier if 70% or more of Washingtonians over the age of 16 initiate vaccination. The decision to move all counties to Phase 3 and announce the tentative reopening plans comes amid declining COVID-19 case counts and a push to increase vaccination rates.

State health officials will continue to monitor COVID-19 and vaccination data over the coming weeks. If statewide ICU capacity reaches 90% at any point, activities will be rolled back again. See the DOH news release for more details.


Keep fighting the spread of COVID-19

We're not out of the woods yet. We still need to use all the tools available to us to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end:

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine if you haven't yet. Go to or call 1-800-525-0127 for information. Kitsap Public Health has appointments available at
  • Wear a mask when you are around people you don't live with. 
  • Keep at least 6 feet of space between you and people you don't live with. 
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Stay home if you feel sick. 
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been around someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Go to


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