COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - June 23, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. June 23

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

¿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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Protecting people with disabilities

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about it and who is more likely to become severely ill. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated guidance for people at increased risk of illness from COVID-19, including information for people with disabilities and their caregivers.

Most people with disabilities are not more likely to become infected with or have severe illness from COVID-19.  However, some people with disabilities might be more likely to get infected or have severe illness because of  underlying medical conditions, congregate living settings, or systemic health and social inequities. 

All people with serious underlying chronic medical conditions like chronic lung disease, a serious heart condition, or a weakened immune system seem to be more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Adults with disabilities are three times more likely than adults without disabilities to have heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or a stroke.

Find more information on how to protect those with disabilities and other people at increased risk on the CDC website.




Disaster Cash Assistance Program open through June 30

Effective June 14, 2021, the Disaster Cash Assistance Program (DCAP) is once again activated in response to the COVID-19 emergency. The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is taking applications for DCAP until June 30 or whenever funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.

This cash assistance is available to all Washington residents who meet the income and resource limits of the program, and who are not eligible for other cash programs like Unemployment Compensation or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. You do not have to meet citizenship requirements or provide a Social Security number, and DCAP is not a public charge program.

For questions or to apply for assistance, contact DSHS Customer Service at 877-501-2233 or go to


Inslee rescinds three proclamations related to COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee announced this week that three proclamations related to the COVID-19 pandemic would be rescinded:

  • Proclamation 20-30, which suspends statutory job search requirements for applicants seeking unemployment insurance
  • Proclamation 20-46, which provides protections for high-risk workers
  • Proclamation 20-76, which limited the fees that third-party delivery services could charge restaurants for delivering food to customers

These changes are made in anticipation of the June 30 reopening date. It is expected that additional proclamations will be rescinded in the coming days and weeks. See the governor's news release for details.


Is it safe to travel?

Summer is almost here and thanks to the vaccines, many of us are eager for a “near return to normal.” But with everything that’s happened during the pandemic, many of us are wondering if it’s safe to travel yet. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly urges unvaccinated people to delay travel until they are fully vaccinated (two weeks after receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine). Guidelines ease up for people who are fully vaccinated, but there are still some requirements.

Remember that everyone is doing their best to make travel as safe, stress-free, and accessible as possible. So, as long as you’re vaccinated, put those summer vacations on the calendar. Just remember to stick to the pandemic travel guidelines and always practice being kind and considerate to the people around you.

Learn more about what to expect when traveling in this blog post from the Washington State Department of Health.


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