COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - June 4, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. June 4

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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Inslee announces vaccination incentives

Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday announced a suite of new incentives to help encourage unvaccinated Washingtonians to get the COVID shot.

The Washington State Lottery will be conducting a “Shot of a Lifetime” giveaway series during the month of June, working with state agencies, technology companies, sports teams and higher education institutions across the state to offer a myriad of different prizes to vaccinated individuals.

The incentives announced include:

  • Lottery cash drawings, with prizes totaling $2 million
  • Higher education tuition and expense assistance
  • Sports tickets and gear
  • Gift cards
  • Airline tickets
  • Game systems and smart speakers

The state hopes that the incentives will entice unvaccinated Washingtonians to get the COVID-19 vaccination shot and raise the statewide rate to save more lives and protect more people. Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page.


Shot of a Lifetime


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 June 2, 53% of Kitsap residents 12 and older had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 45% were fully vaccinated. More than 118,000 Kitsap residents have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • 121 COVID-19 cases were reported in our county in the most recent week with full data available (May 16- May 22): 0 cases on Bainbridge, 23 in Bremerton, 28 in Central Kitsap, 27 in North Kitsap, 43 in South Kitsap. 
  • 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 Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recently reached another vaccination milestone. As of May 31, nearly 63% of people 16 and older have received at least one dose and 54% of people in Washington 16 years and older are fully vaccinated. This information can be found on the DOH data dashboard under the vaccinations tab, which is updated three times per week.

Everyone 12 and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Since eligibility expanded May 13, more than 100,000 12 to 15-year-olds have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Washington, which is more than 27% of the age group. See the DOH news release for more details. 

For questions about the COVID-19 vaccine 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) to receive addresses of nearby available vaccination sites, or call 833-VAX-HELP. Language assistance is available.


Updated guidance for businesses and workers

On June 2, Gov. Jay Inslee issued updates for most business and employee guidance documents to incorporate new facial covering recommendations from the CDC which have been adopted by the Washington State Department of Health.

Additionally, the governor announced that some industries with minimal customer or general public interaction will no longer need to follow additional guidance. They will instead only need to follow the COVID-19 workplace health and safety measures established by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).

A full list of current reopening guidance from the Governor's Office is available here. Additionally, guidance and resources for employers and business owners is available from the state in the weekly Economic Resiliency Team business and worker newsletter. Sign up here.


Enjoy summer activities safely

Based on new federal and state guidance, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume many activities that you did before the pandemic.

Whether or not you are vaccinated, here are some things everyone should continue to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid crowded indoor events or continue masking in those settings.
  • Continue masking in all healthcare settings, schools, public transportation, and any other settings where visitors are still asked to mask. 
  • Follow rules set by businesses and organizations.
  • Stay home when sick and get tested for COVID-19. Find a testing site at or call a local clinic or pharmacy.

Learn more about choosing safe activities to protect yourself and others from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


CDC activities


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