COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - January 6, 2022

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11:00 a.m., January 6

  • Positive tests to date: 22,072
  • Deaths to date: 262
  • View Kitsap Public Health's COVID-19 surveillance report - Disponible en Español
  • DATA UPDATE: Occasionally a death is removed from the total number of deaths when it is re-evaluated and determined not to be COVID-related.
  • The COVID-19 Bulletin now publishes on an occasional basis. The Bulletin will continue to highlight recovery resources for businesses and families, as well as new guidance from the state, typically once or twice each month. The COVID-19 Weekly Outlook from KPHD will continue to provide the latest public health information on the pandemic. To subscribe to the Weekly Outlook click here and select "COVID-19 updates" under Kitsap Public Health District on the menu.  

Now is the time to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Visit Kitsap County Public Health at and sign up here for vaccine updates from Kitsap Public Health.

¿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

Kitsap County COVID-19 Data report - Jan 6

Demand for testing high as cases surge 

The number of reported cases of COVID-19 is at an all-time high in Kitsap County and Washington state. With this rapid spread of the virus, demand for COVID-19 testing is extremely high. 

The new wave of cases is straining testing availability nationwide and locally. Testing appointments and over-the-counter testing kits may be more difficult to find. Be patient as you seek a test and plan well in advance if you need a test to participate in activities like travel.

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and follow public health guidance for quarantine or isolation while you are looking for a testing appointment.

A reguarly updated listing of organizations providing COVID-19 testing in Kisap County can be found here.

DO NOT go to St. Michael Medical Center or any other hospital's emergency department for routine COVID-19 testing. We need to keep emergency department resources available for medical emergencies.

If you are testing for reasons other than being a close contact to a COVID-19 case or having symptoms of COVID-19, contact your insurance provider prior to visiting a testing site. The cost for testing in lieu of complying with a vaccination mandate or testing for travel may not be covered by your insurance company.

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Drive-through COVID-19 testing expands to six days each week

Drive-through testing in Kitsap now available Monday - Saturday. 

In response to increased demand for COVID-19 testing, the Kitsap Public Health District and the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center have expanded the days of operation for the drive-through testing site at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Beginning Friday, Jan. 7, the Fairgrounds testing site will be open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Testing at drive-through sites is now available six days a week, Monday through Saturday. See the schedule below and visit for full details. 

The testing sites operated by Kitsap Public Health and the Kitsap County EOC are intended to serve people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Please use a different testing site if you need a screening test for work, travel, or other activities. See our full list of Kitsap County testing providers

Drive-through testing days, locations and hours:

- Mondays: Bainbridge Island - Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Dr NE

Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed on January 17)

- Tuesdays: Bremerton - Harborside Parking Garage, 100 Washington Ave.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

- Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays: Kitsap Co. Fairgrounds, 1200 Fairgrounds Rd NW

Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays

- Thursdays: Poulsbo - City Hall Parking Garage, 200 Moe St.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please be kind to staff and volunteers at testing sites. We understand that finding and booking a testing appointment can be a frustrating process and you might not be feeling well when you come to get tested. We are doing best to serve everyone who needs testing. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

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Tested positive for COVID-19?

What to do to take care of yourself and others

Now that the winter holidays have ended and variants are spreading quickly, more people are testing positive for COVID-19 every day. And no one likes getting sick. Luckily, many people — especially those who are vaccinated — can recover at home.

If your test came back positive you may be wondering what to do next. How should you care for yourself while you’re sick? How can you prevent spreading the virus to others? If you did test positive for COVID-19, the good news is there are steps you can take to help keep yourself and others safe in this helpful article from Washington State Department of Health. 

REPORTING OVER-THE-COUNTER COVID-19 TESTS: People who test themselves at home should report their results to public health by calling the Washington State Department of Health COVID hotline (1-800-525-0127) and follow CDC recommendations for isolation or quarantine.


The CDC and Washington State Department of Health adopted new guidance for what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Find the new guidance here >>

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Finding a COVID-19 vaccine provider

No matter where you are in Washington, the Vaccine Locator  provided by Washington State Department of Health makes it easy to find and schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. A regularly updated list of COVID-19 vaccine providers in Kitsap County can be found here.

Click here for a fact sheet for children ages 5-11. 

Homebound and need a COVID-19 vaccine? 
Fill out a secure online form to let us know if you or someone you know is homebound. Your answers will allow us to connect individuals to available County and/or State Mobile Vaccine Teams.

Kitsap Public Health District continues to provide vaccine clinics at Bremerton Saint Michael Medical Center. Register at: 

Need transportation? If you need transportation assistance to a COVID-19 vaccine site, please call Kitsap Transit's ACCESS service at (360) 479-7272 or (800) 422-2877. To make an appointment for a vaccination, please contact your health-care provider or clinic.

Need help? Call the hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357), then press #. Language assistance is available. You can also text your zip code to 438-829 (GET VAX) or 822-862 (VACUNA) for vaccine locations near you.

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