COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 26, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. May 26

Memorial Day updates: Drive-thru COVID-19 test sites are closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 31. Kitsap Public Health will not report COVID-19 test results on May 31. The COVID-19 bulletin will resume on Wednesday, June 2.

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 are closed on Memorial Day, May 31.

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COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic this Saturday at Poulsbo Farmers Market

Kitsap Public Health will be offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Poulsbo Farmers Market this Saturday, May 29. This is a walk-up clinic only; no appointment necessary. 

  • Location: Poulsbo Farmers Market, 18901 8th Ave. NE
  • Walk-up hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Vaccine available: Pfizer (two-dose series) Patient Fact Sheet
  • Minimum age: 12. Minors younger than 18 must have consent from a parent or guardian (consent form). Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Poulsbo Farmers Market


Summer vacation starts with vaccination!

People who get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in May can be fully vaccinated before the Fourth of July. Encourage family and friends to vaccinate now so you can celebrate safely together!

Visit or for more information on how you can get vaccinated.




Updated guidance for weddings, funerals, and events

COVID-19 requirements for weddings, funerals, and events have been updated as of May 24. The requirements apply to all wedding services, funerals (religious or non-religious), and events (public or private), wherever they are held indoors or outdoors.

Updates include allowances for fully vaccinated events and requirements for hosts, vendors, and venues. See the full guidance document for details.


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 25, 50% of Kitsap residents 12 and older had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 44% were fully vaccinated. More than 116,000 Kitsap residents have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • 132 COVID-19 cases were reported in our county in the most recent week with full data available (May 9- May 15): 0 case in Bainbridge, 40 in Bremerton, 23 in Central Kitsap, 17 in North Kitsap, 52 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 108. 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


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 50% of people in Washington 16 years and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and nearly 61% 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.

This week Moderna announced its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and highly effective in children and teens ages 12 to 17 following a clinical trial that included more than 3,700 people. The company plans to submit its data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in early June and request its vaccine be authorized for 12 to 17-year-olds. If authorized, Moderna would be the second COVID-19 vaccine available for adolescents and teens.

Washington expanded vaccine eligibility to those 12 and older on May 13 after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was authorized and recommended for those as young as 12. Since then, more than 76,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 have received their first dose of the vaccine, which is more than 20% of the age group. See the DOH news release for more details.


SBA Launches $100M Community Navigator Pilot Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced on May 25 that it is accepting applications for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program. This new initiative, established by the American Rescue Plan, will leverage a community navigator approach to reach our nation’s smallest businesses, with a priority focus on those owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as well as women and veterans. 

The Community Navigator Notice of Funding Opportunity will be open to applications from nonprofit organizations, state, local, and tribal governments, SBA resource partners, and other organizations. SBA will accept applications through July 12, 2021, and anticipates making award decisions by August 2021. See the SBA press release for more information.

SBA program


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