COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - March 3, 2022

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11:00 a.m., March 3, 2022

  • Positive tests to date: 38,605
  • Deaths to date: 321
  • 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

KPHD data - March 3

Vaccine safety for kits

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Kids?

In a recent interview, Dr. Elias Kass, a naturopathic doctor at Intergalactic Pediatrics in Seattle, spoke about the decision to vaccinate your child against COVID-19 — specifically children ages 5–11. The conversation took place as COVID-19 cases among children continued to rise across the United States. Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that more than 1.1 million children were diagnosed with COVID-19 during the week of Jan. 20. 

Dr. Kass shares how early in the pandemic that risk was lower. "But that’s completely changed with the new variants, and with restrictions easing for adults leading to more community transmission. The vaccine is giving your child’s body a head start in fighting the virus. That’s the goal of the vaccine. We know the vaccine decreases the chances of your child having a severe illness or dying." Click here for the entire interview.


Masking requirements March 12

Indoor masking requirements change March 12

Governor Inslee announced on February 28 that in light of new CDC guidance and continued decreases in hospitization rates, the statewide indoor mask requirement for most public settings will end after March 11. This will coincide the timing of changes in mask requirements for the states of Oregon and California. Additonal details from all three states can be found here


Vaccine Hesitancy

Vaccine Hesitancy

When we think about the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the black community, let’s remember it didn’t happen by chance. It’s justified in history. To hear the stories from the local black community and learn the reasons many chose the vaccine, visit

This resource seeks to provide honest and transformative portraits of the black experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. By validating hesitancies and using facts to dispel the misinformation, they want their voices to lead the way and empower others to make their own choice to get vaccinated.


Test kits available monthly

At-home COVID-19 test kits available at no cost

Additional at-home COVID-19 tests are now available from the state's free test program while supplies last.

The Say Yes! COVID Test portal now allows each household to request up to 2 orders per household every month this program continues. Visit to order. If you have enough on hand, please defer to those who need to re-stock their supply.


Drive-through testing

Drive-though testing in Kitsap County

For the current schedule of drive-through testing in Kitsap County, please visit The lighter demand in recent weeks means that it is easier and faster to use this testing resource, and the test results are typically provided in 2-3 days.

full list of Kitsap County testing providers is regularly updated by Kitsap Public Health District.

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. 


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 >>

Booster eligibity update

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. Vaccinations are now walk-up only. Upcoming clinics can be found here

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.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at

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