Kitsap County COVID-19 Resources and Information

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State places all counties' Safe Start applications on pause

Update: On July 28, Gov. Jay Inslee extended the pause indefinitely on counties moving ahead in the Safe Start Washington plan. Read the full memo here

On July 2, Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced a two-week pause on all county applications to advance in the Safe Start Recovery Plan due to concerns about increasing disease spread across Washington state. On July 14, Governor Inslee and Secretary Wiesman extended the pause until at least July 28. Kitsap remains in Phase 2. Visit the Kitsap Public Health District COVID-19 page to view the risk assessment dashboard and for more information.

Stop the Spread signage for business and community organizations

The Joint Information Center of the KCEOC has over 200 informative signs displayed throughout Kitsap County to encourage residents to help stop the spread. Download the PDF poster in English or Spanish (en Español) to display at your Kitsap business, community facility, or outdoor spaces. Printer-friendly versions that use less ink are also available in English or Spanish (en Español).

NEW: Celebrate Halloween safely with these tips from Kitsap Public Health District. Download the PDF flyers in English or Spanish (en Español).

Free flu vaccine clinics throughout Kitsap

It's more important than ever to get your flu shot this year. Kitsap Public Health is hosting free flu clinics at several locations in Kitsap County through the month of November. Information is available English and Spanish (en Español).

Clinics are open to adults 19 and older who are uninsured or underinsured (when insurance does not cover flu vaccine). Flu vaccination is free for those 18 years and younger in Washington state. Learn more about protecting yourself from seasonal flu from the Kitsap Public Health District.

Volunteers needed for Kitsap quarantine and isolation site 

Volunteers are needed to staff Kitsap County Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) site for individuals who've been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, and lack safe alternatives for housing. Q&I is maintained and managed by Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management as a key tool in the battle against the spread of COVID-19.

Volunteers are provided training on all appropriate PPE as well as on steps that minimize possible exposure. To help fill this vital need, please click here for more information or email

Pathway to Recovery Playbook 

We gathered Gov. Jay Inslee's guidelines for a Safe Start in one place, the Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook, to make them easier for local businesses to find. The playbook is updated regularly, as new information and guidance becomes available. The latest version was updated October 14, 2020 with additional guidance for restaurants, taverns, breweries, wineries and distilleries, libraries, misc. venues movie theaters, assorted outdoor activities, real estate, sporting activities, weddings and funerals. 

The Pathway to Recovery Playbook was developed by the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management to help our community understand and safely embark upon our phased opening. It includes everything from overarching guidance for every individual and employer to industry-specific recommendations for each phase of the Safe Start recovery plan. Similar resources are in the state's Safe Start COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

 Latest Updates

The daily update includes the latest COVID-19 testing results from Kitsap Public Health and a few headlines we think you should know about. 

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Daily EOC Update - 10/10/2020

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Kitsap County approved for Phase 2 of Safe Start recovery plan - 5/28/2020

Daily EOC Update - 05/27/2020

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Kitsap County publishes a "Playbook" for reopening - 05/26/2020

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Kitsap Public Health statement regarding Safe Start variance eligibility - 05/19/2020

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Kitsap County preparing for next steps on path to reopening, recovery - 05/14/2020

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Kitsap Public Health Community Health and Well-Being Survey

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Kitsap drive-up COVID-19 testing site reopens - 04/13/2020

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Quarantine and Isolation Care Center in South Kitsap open - 04/13/2020

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Kitsap County launches its first drive-through testing site for COVID-19 - 04/7/2020

Daily EOC Update - 04/06/2020

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New Kitsap Cares website for community resources – and ways to help - 04/03/2020

Isolation and Quarantine Centers on Kitsap's Horizon - 04/03/2020

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 Face Coverings 

Free masks for qualifying households

As part of a statewide program, the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center received 106,000 cloth face masks to distribute to low-income individuals through local social service agencies and organizations starting July 1. Two free masks are available for every person with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. To access the free masks, call 2-1-1 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week for direction to one of 66 distribution locations across the county.

Requirements for individuals

An order from the secretary of health requires Washingtonians to wear face coverings in public spaces and shared spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Read guidance on cloth face coverings from the Department of Health.

Requirements for businesses/employers

How to report a concern

 Quarantine and Isolation Care Center

The KCEOC has opened a temporary quarantine and isolation care center in South Kitsap for people who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19. The facility can accept patients referred by healthcare providers or public health officials in Kitsap County.

Learn more about the care center and how it will help our community.

 Scam Alerts and Rumor Control

 How You Can Help (in addition to staying home)

Visit the Kitsap Community Foundation's Kitsap Cares page to find more ways to help other people during the coronavirus pandemic.



  • Reach out via phone, text, email, or video chat to check on neighbors, friends, and family.

  • Visit the Kitsap Community Foundation's Kitsap Cares page for more ways to help people in our community.

  • Kitsap County Human Services Housing and Homelessness Division has created resources for helping people living homeless.



 Need Help by Phone?

  • If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, or how the virus is spread, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press # from 6 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. Please note that this call center cannot access COVID-19 testing results. For testing inquiries or results, please contact your health care provider.

  • You can also text the word “Coronavirus” to 211211 to receive information and updates wherever you are. You will receive links to the latest information on COVID-19, including county-level updates, and resources for families, businesses, students, and more.

  • Call 911 only for life-threatening emergencies. Emergency response is available 24/7.

  • Visit the Kitsap Community Foundation's Kitsap Cares page for hotlines, including domestic violence, suicide, and mental health.        

 Health Information and COVID-19 Data





  • Free or low-cost Apple Health is available year-round from the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.

 Get Help - Assistance & Resources for You and Your Family - Mortgage, Rental, Food, Mental Health, Caregiving, Childcare


Do you need help paying your rent or mortgage or have a friend or family member financially impacted by COVID-19? Are you a landlord with tenants who are having a hard time paying rent?

Rent and mortgage assistance is available now with expanded eligibility and additional funding from the federal Corona Aid, Relieve and Economic Security (CARES) Act, distributed through Kitsap County. Tenants can receive up to three months or more of rental assistance paid to the landlord. Homeowners can get help with their mortgage, too. There are funds available through multiple programs so if you applied previously but didn’t qualify, you may now be eligible.

Contact the Housing Solutions Center of Kitsap County to learn more, apply and get the financial assistance you need. Funds are available immediately.

Contact the Housing Solutions Center at 360-473-2035 or email:

If you are having issues with eviction, contact the Kitsap Legal Services and Washington Law Help.

The Washington State Coronavirus Resource page contains links to programs and services that may be helpful for Washingtonians who are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 


All local school districts offer free grab and go meals to any child 18 and under (in some cases special education students age 21 and under also qualify). Check your local school district for instructions.



The Kitsap Community Foundation's Kitsap Cares page has a list of free 24-hour hotlines that can help.


  • The Sewer Utility is temporarily suspending all late penalties and placement of liens related to non-payment of monthly sewer service due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Resolution does not relieve a utility customer from the obligation to pay for sewer services.



Free childcare for families of healthcare workers and emergency responders may be available through local school districts. Contact your local school district for information.

Kitsap Community Resources offers childhood early learning services to families of first responders and medical personnel. Email or call 360-473-2075.

The state’s Families, Friends and Neighbor program includes grandparents, aunts and uncles, elders, older siblings, friends, neighbors and others who help families by providing child care. Visit the website or call 866-482-4325 for more information.

Visit the Kitsap Community Foundation's Kitsap Cares page for more local childcare options.


Most grocery stores have special at-risk customer shopping hours. Contact your local store directly to ask about these hours.

There are several local groups offering assistance with shopping and other errands. For more information, see the Kitsap Community Foundation's Kitsap Cares page.



Kitsap County waste disposal and recycling facilities have resumed normal schedules with restrictions. Curbside collection services continue as normal. Contact the service provider in your area to subscribe or learn about services.


 Businesses and Worker Resources

Kitsap businesses have sacrificed much during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy closure. Now as we move through the Stay Safe plan and get our economy moving again, we must continue to take safety precautions to protect our community and prevent a rebound of COVID-19 so our businesses can move towards recovery.


  • During the Stay Home, Stay Healthy closures, Kitsap chambers of commerce rallied to support local businesses in not only strengthening their resiliency but also implementing new and creative strategies to stay afloat while supporting their employees. Read their letter to the community.

  • The local chambers of commerce recently compiled a Back to Business Toolkit that offers a variety of resources for successfully reopening. Chambers are also promoting a new site at and a local COVID-19 Business Support Facebook page.


Small business grants are available for Kitsap businesses through Kitsap County, Kitsap cities and the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance. Go to to learn more

The U.S. Small Business Association provides coronavirus relief funding options.

Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) is a federal program that adds $300 for each week the program remains federally funded (en Español).

If you receive unemployment benefits for certain weeks and you are unemployed or working fewer hours due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for these benefits. The LWA program has a limited budget, so the length of time it's available depends on how quickly all participating states use up the federal funds.

Employment Security Department will start processing payments of $300 to eligible claimants for this new program on Monday, Sept. 21. Payments will be retroactive for all weeks for which the claimant was eligible, and for which funding is available from the federal government. Upon the processing date, eligible claimants will receive the funds as soon as their bank processes the payment. Refer to the Employment Security Department website for details.


How to accurately and quickly file for unemployment benefits

WorkFirst is Washington's temporary cash assistance program.

Some Washingtonians may also apply for the Disaster Cash Assistance Program. The assistance is available to all Washington families and people without children who meet the income and resource limits of the program.

Go to the Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook, to to find updated guidance for local businesses operating in Phase 2 of the state's Safe Start plan. They are also available on the state’s Safe Start page.

Businesses that are state licensed or certified professional should check with their licensing or certifying state agency for guidance. If no state guidance is available yet, the business cannot open under the governor's plan. 


  • Business owners and operators can fill out this form to ask Washington State questions about financial help or other state assistance for businesses.

  • Businesses that still have questions about their status can contact the Kitsap Public Health District’s Liaison Officer at


 Nonprofits & Homeless Service Provider Resources

 Apartments, Condos, and Similar Residences - Resources

King County Health District: COVID-19: For managers, staff, and residents of apartment buildings, condominiums, and similar residential communities

 Important Closures



View COVID-19 Updates from Washington State Ferries


Starting on Monday, May 4, until further notice, Kitsap Transit will require all Worker/Driver passengers to wear a face covering to ride this service.

Kitsap Transit has temporarily reduced services. They are providing free fares through June 30. View Kitsap Transit updates.

 Other Languages

  • Have more questions about COVID-19? Call the Washington State hotline: 1-800-525-0127. For interpretative services, press # when they answer and say your language. (Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) For questions about your own health, COVID-19 testing, or testing results, please contact your health care provider.

  • El Distrito de Salud Pública de Kitsap ha creado una nueva página de información COVID-19 en Español. La página incluye estadísticas locales de COVID-19, hojas informativas y enlaces a recursos adicionales.

 Cities and Tribes of Kitsap County

City residents and tribal members can find additional resources and information using the links below.

City of Bremerton: View coronavirus information.

City of Port Orchard: View coronavirus information.

City of Poulsbo: View coronavirus information.

City of Bainbridge Island: View coronavirus information.

Suquamish Tribe: View coronavirus information.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe: View coronavirus information.

 About this page        

This page is designed to help Kitsap County residents find government information and assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. It is maintained by the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center and updated daily with new resources. Kitsap EOC includes members from Kitsap Public Health District, Kitsap County Emergency Management, Kitsap 911, Law Enforcement, and Kitsap Fire Chiefs Association.