COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 21, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. May 21

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 Test sites will close for Memorial Day on May 31.

¿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


COVID-19 daily cases


Kitsap County employers invited to discuss COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace

Kitsap Public Health District invites local businesses and employers to join a discussion about COVID-19 vaccination from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 24 on Zoom. The agenda will include an update on local vaccination efforts from Kitsap Health Officer Dr. Gib Morrow, a discussion of strategies to encourage COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace, and a Q&A session.

RSVP and receive additional information at or call 360-728-2219.


COVID vaccine discussion


Last call for Restaurant Revitalization Fund applications

Eligible eating establishments have until Monday, May 24, 8 p.m. ET, to submit applications to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). This program provides restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

To date, the RRF program has received more than 303,000 applications representing over $69 billion in requested funds, and nearly 38,000 applicants have been approved for more than $6 billion. Of the overall submitted applications, 57 percent came from women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged business owners. See how to apply for more details.


Restaurant Revitalization Fund


Inslee updates Healthy Washington proclamation, announces safe workers proclamation

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued an extension of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery emergency proclamation, Proclamation 20-25.13. Additionally, the governor issued new worker protections that safeguard employees who wish to get vaccinated, or who are in isolation or quarantine, from adverse action by their employer.

This extension provides that all counties are in Phase 3 as of May 18, 2021. It also incorporates new federal face covering guidance, which generally provides that fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask except in certain locations (health care settings, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, schools and public transportation).

Read the full proclamation here.


Department of Health updates regarding CDC's recommendations for vaccinated individuals

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

If it has been less than two weeks since your final dose, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all preventive measures until you are fully vaccinated.

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear face coverings or physically distance outdoors or indoors in most situations. The federal order requiring masks on public transportation still applies.

See the DOH guidance on masks and face coverings for complete information on the current mandates and health orders in place.

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries regulates the requirements for face coverings in the workplace. Businesses retain the right to require masks in their establishments for staff and/or customers, and to ask for proof of vaccination.


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 47% of people in Washington 16 years and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and more than 59% of people 16 and older have received at least one dose. This information can be found on the DOH data dashboard under the vaccines tab, which is updated three times per week.

For the first time, 12 to 15-year-olds are being vaccinated in Washington since eligibility expanded to the younger age group May 13. Between Thursday and Sunday, 27,934 people age 12 to 15-years-old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Washington state, which is 7.4% of that population and more than double the national average vaccination rate of 3.6% for 12 to 15-year-olds. 

See more details on state vaccine distribution efforts in the full DOH news release. If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine please reach out to your healthcare provider or visit DOH's Frequently Asked Questions page


COVID-19 trends moving in the right direction

The latest COVID-19 modeling and surveillance situation report from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) shows disease activity is declining across the state. Immunity from vaccination is helping slow the spread of the virus and reduce its impact on the health care system.

Vaccination efforts and other preventive measures (like wearing masks and maintaining distance if you’re unvaccinated) need to continue to keep trends from reversing. See the DOH news release for more details.


Larry and Leonard

Brothers Larry and Leonard dressed for the occasion at the Kitsap Public Health vaccine clinic in Bremerton


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