COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - June 9, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. June 9

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 testing is available Mondays and Thursdays at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Learn more and pre-register at

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Kitsap Public Health vaccine clinic calendar now available

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now widely available in our county. Everyone 12 or older is eligible. 

Kitsap Public Health has a new calendar showing locations and times where Kitsap Public Health District vaccine clinics are available. If their clinic times/locations do not work for you, there are more vaccine sites available throughout the county. 

To view future clinic weeks, visit For specific details about a clinic, click on the calendar event.


Testing remains crucial

It is still important to get tested for COVID-19, even as cases decline and more people become vaccinated. We urge all Kitsap residents (vaccinated or not) to avoid contact with others and get tested as soon as possible if they have any symptoms that could be COVID-19, even if their illness is mild. Unvaccinated people should get tested if they have spent time around someone who has COVID-19.

Why is testing so important?

  • Testing helps prevent COVID-19 from spreading and keeps people around you safe.
  • With fewer cases being reported locally, we have an opportunity to identify a larger percentage of cases in the community and block the virus from spreading.
  • Testing also provides the data we need to track the pandemic and inform local response efforts. Both positive and negative test results help us understand where and how COVID-19 is spreading in our community. You can find our data reports at

Additional testing options:

  • Pharmacies, clinics, and testing sites across the county offer free COVID-19 testing. Find a full list of testing providers at
  • At-home testing kits are now available online and over the counter at some retailers, including Walgreens pharmacies. You may be charged for a test kit. If you test yourself at home, please remember to report your results to public health by calling 211.
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Assistance available for accessing vaccination records

In a statement this week, the Washington State Department of Health stated that it recognizes many people have experienced challenges while trying to confirm their records were transmitted to the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS) and they are eligible for the “Shot of a Lifetime” lottery drawing. DOH also recognizes that many people were not able to verify their COVID-19 vaccine record in MyIR Mobile. However, the records have been transmitted to the WAIIS, which means DOH is able to access immunization data and will be able to pull winners from the pool of eligible vaccine recipients in the state.

In the meantime, people who have further questions about their eligibility should call the state’s vaccine hotline at 1-833-VAX HELP or visit


Get ready: The COVID-19 vaccine and your kids

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration approved emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 and up. That was a huge step in stopping the spread of COVID-19, but many parents, families, educators, and school staff have questions.

Join Washington health and education leaders Wednesday, June 16, at 6 p.m. for a discussion on what you need to know about vaccinating your child. Speakers from DOH, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Kaiser Permanente Washington will discuss vaccine safety and eligibility for kids and will share what families can expect for the coming school year. ASL and Spanish interpretation will be provided. Register and submit your questions here.

Read more information about COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Updated guidance for home and hospice care

The Washington State Department of Health has updated COVID-19 infection prevention guidance to help home care, home health, and hospice agencies that provide care to clients/patients in their homes. The Home Care and Hospice Guidance document includes these updates to the Protecting Staff and Patients section as of June 9:

A full list of current reopening guidance from the Governor's Office is available here.


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 8, 53% of Kitsap residents 12 and older had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 47% were fully vaccinated. More than 123,000 Kitsap residents have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • 99 COVID-19 cases were reported in our county in the most recent week with full data available (May 23- May 29): 1 case on Bainbridge, 29 in Bremerton, 27 in Central Kitsap, 13 in North Kitsap, 29 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 76. COVID-19 continues to spread widely in the county, but the rate of new cases reported has declined since late April. 
  • 112 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in Kitsap to date.

Find more local COVID-19 data at


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