COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - July 8, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. July 8

6/30/2021 UPDATES: 

  • DATA UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District is transitioning its daily COVID-19 surveillance report to align with positive case data reported by the state Department of Health. This change will affect cumulative case counts for the county and subareas. We will pause reporting the “New Positive Cases Added Since Last Update” metric during this transition. If you have questions about this change, please contact
  • This COVID-19 Bulletin has moved to a weekly publication each Thursday afternoon beginning today. It is now sent only to those who specifically subscribed to the COVID-19 topic or have requested updates from Emergency Management. If you stop receiving the bulletin and want to it, subscribe at Questions? Contact

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.

¿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


KPHD Data update 7-8-2021


Upcoming vaccine clinics in Kitsap County

Kitsap Public Health District will be offering a dozen COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout Kitsap County over this two-week period. Find full clinic details at There is no charge for vaccinations and insurance is not required. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at

Combined Vac image 07-08-21


Details on DOD and VA vaccine lottery announced

Military servicemembers and veterans who received their COVID-19 vaccine through the Department of Defense now have an opportunity to win cash and other prizes — but they must apply for the lottery online to be eligible. This includes military personnel, military retirees, and other individuals who received a vaccination at a DOD health care facilities.

Veterans, National Guard members, and other individuals who received a vaccination at a VA facility or National Guard installation are automatically entered. They do not need to do anything else. If they are selected for a prize, a representative from the VA or National Guard will reach out to determine whether they would like to claim the prize.  Find more details on this lottery here.  

Heroes Thanks Washington State Covid-19 vaccination lottery


State announces burn bans

Gov. Jay Inslee declared Tuesday July, 6th a statewide state of emergency relating to the growing risk of wildfires, including a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through September 30, 2021. This follows previously announced burned bans by Department of Natural Resources and Washington State Parks and Recreation.

It’s important to remember that 90% of wildfires are caused by human activities.  When a burn restriction is in place, it prohibits outdoor fires on all state, county, city, and private land under DNR fire protection, including all state forests, DNR-managed forestlands and DNR campgrounds.  


Guidance from state on businesses & sports/fitness

The state has released new guidance for non-health care businesses with the June 30 re-opening. This guidance covers prevention responsibilities and orders that remain in place. It also covers how to respond and work with public health in the event of a COVID-19 case or outbreak at one’s establishment. You can read more on this guidance here.

There is also new guidance for sports and fitness activities including school sports programs and adult recreational team sports. It includes information on optional screening testing programs along with recommended mitigation practices of masks, distancing, etc. Read more about this guidance here.


Small business flexfund

State loan program for small businesses

The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced that small business owners and nonprofits can start applying for low interest loans of up to $150,000 through the newly-launched Small Business Flex Fund. Funding is provided by a public-private partnership to aid small businesses and nonprofits, particularly those in low-income communities recover and grow as communities across the state reopen for business. 

Interested applicants can pre-apply on the Flex Fund’s online portal and, if they qualify, will be matched with a lender.  


Kitsap Transit lifts capacity restrictions

Kitsap Transit announced this week that buses and ferries have returned to full seating capacity. They continue to work at keeping the public safe with daily disinfection of all interior surfaces, UV light air filtration, and hand sanitizer dispensers. Face masks are still required while on public transportation.


July 7th 59% fully vaccinated in Kitsap over age 12.


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