COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - July 22, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. July 22

6/30/2021 UPDATES: 

  • DATA UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District has changed the way it reports COVID-19 data. Starting last week, the rate of new cases reported per 100,000 population over 7 days. Previously, the rate was new cases per 100,000 over 14 days.  
  • This COVID-19 Bulletin has moved to a weekly publication each Thursday afternoon. 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 resubscribe go to: 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


Case Count July 22

KPHD reports an uptick in COVID-19 cases

Kitsap Public Health District is monitoring a concerning uptick in COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County. 

The rise in cases reported locally corresponds with statewide and national increases in COVID-19 activity driven by the highly contagious delta variant. Here are some trends their epidemiologists are tracking:

  • Case rates are highest among young people and other populations with lower vaccination rates. During the most recent week with data available, 58% of the cases reported were among Kitsap residents younger than 35 and cases are rising rapidly among people younger than 18.
  • Bremerton, which has the lowest vaccination rate among subareas of the county, had the highest rate of new cases. 
  • The percent of all COVID-19  tests that are positive has increased substantially. This is another indicator that COVID-19 is spreading more widely. 
  • Hospitalizations remained elevated over the past three weeks. Eight Kitsap residents were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of July 17.
  • Kitsap County’s vaccination rate is increasing incrementally, but more than one-third of residents eligible for vaccination are not yet protected. About 150,000 Kitsap residents (roughly 65% of those 12 or older) have initiated vaccination.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you, your family, and our community against COVID-19, including the delta variant. Find a vaccination clinic at or


Resources for individuals and families

Nearly every Washingtonian has now been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s OK to ask for help. The Washington State Coronavirus Response team has gathered information to help your family stay healthy both physically and mentally, find financial support services and more. You can find these helpful resources here.

There is still time for students 12 and older to be fully vaccinated before the first day of school. Pfizer vaccination is widely available in our county. Find a clinic near you at or Fact sheets on KPHD's "VAX to School" campaign are available in English, Spanish and Tagalog. KPHD has recently updated the schools dashboard and includes the vaccination rates for those ages 12-18 by region in Kitsap County.

Additionally, if you or anyone you know is having difficulties managing stress, call the Washington Listens support line at 1-833-681-0211. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. TTY and language access services are available by using 7-1-1 or their preferred method. 


Resources for businesses

The Washington State Department of Commerce is providing a webpage with an extensive list of resources to help businesses recover from the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic . This resource portal provides links to financial assistance, Department of Health Guidelines, as well as other recovery resources for small businesses.

The Department of Commerce is also providing a Smart Washington Decision Dashboard with updated Covid-19 related data specifically for Kitsap County. Additionally, new signage for businesses specifically clarifying the indoor mask mandate for those not fully vaccinated can be found here.


Vaccine clinic July 24 at Bremerton National Airport

In partnership with Airlift Northwest, Peninsula Community Health Services and the Port of Bremerton, the Kitsap Emergency Operations Center will host a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Bremerton National Airport on Saturday, July 24. This walk-up clinic will provide Pfizer and J & J vaccines from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m..

This family friendly event includes helicopter tours by Airlift Northwest and special entertainment. 

Airlift NW helicopter


Upcoming vaccine clinics in Kitsap County

Kitsap Public Health District will be offering 10 COVID-19 vaccination clinics through out Kitsap County between Thursday, July 22 and Saturday, July 31. Find full clinic details at There is no charge for vaccinations and insurance is not required. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at


Vaccination Clinics - July21Vaccine clinics July 21b

Vaccine misinformation - learning how to spot it and when to fact check

Statements about the COVID-19 vaccines have flooded the internet over the past year. It is always important to determine whether the information is coming from a credible source. These sources include the state department of health, local health departments and established medical or educational institutions.

Fact checking is exactly what it sounds like — checking information to find out if it is true or not. To be proven true, a statement must come from a credible source. You can find up-to-date information at the state's COVID-19 website at You can learn more on how to spot misinformation here.


Kitsap % Vaccinated July 20


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