Kitsap County COVID-19 Resources and Information


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Stay informed with the latest updated COVID-19 information and resources from the Kitsap Public Health District here.


Updated Sept. 3, 2021: Cloth Face Coverings Guidance during COVID-19 to align with the recent secretary of health’s order and governor’s proclamation.

Updated Aug. 23, 2021: Masking rules for employers is available on the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries website.
Governor Inslee statewide mask mandate, effective Aug. 23, 2021. Read the full announcement here.


Kitsap Public Health Officer Dr. Gib Morrow issued a mask directive effective Aug. 14, 2021 for everyone 5 years of age and older in Kitsap County to wear a face-covering within indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. This directive applies to indoor spaces open to the public, including retail, grocery stores, government buildings, and other businesses and places where members of the public can enter freely. It does not apply to indoor non-public spaces including businesses, offices, and other places of employment with limited access.


COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

  • The Washington State Department of Health offers a new tool, WAverify which allows you to establish a digital COVID-19 verification record. This record can be stored on either an iPhone or Android device. Go to https://waverify.doh.wa.gov/ . Find answers to frequently asked questions here. Vaccine records can still be accessed at https://myirmobile.com/

    There is also a vaccine helpline from the Washington State Department of Health available to assist you in getting a copy of your COVID-19 vaccine record. Call toll-free 1-833-829-4357 Tuesday - Sunday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Mondays from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

  • The Kitsap Public Health District vaccine webpage at http://kcowa.us/vaccine includes the latest information on local vaccine distribution, clinics and locations of vaccine providers, booster shots, eligibility and youth vaccines. Sign up for vaccine updates from Kitsap Public Health here

  • The Washington State Department of Health's Vaccine Locator can help you find COVID-19 vaccination sites near you. Everyone age 16 and over is eligible for the vaccine. It is offered at no cost.

  • The City of Bainbridge Island has a vaccine webpage here.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also offers detailed information about the COVID-19 vaccination here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Kitsap County community COVID-19 testing sites reopen

Testing is still an important measure our community can take to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Knowing one's COVID status and following public health guidance are critical in protecting one's own health and the health of others. The Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center and Kitsap Public Health District, in partnership with community organizations, have reopened drive-through COVID-19 testing sites at:

    • Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Drive NE, Bainbridge Island, open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Bremerton Harborside Parking Garage, located at 100 Washington Avenue, open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • City of Poulsbo parking garage, 200 Moe Street, open Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Road, East Bremerton, open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon

Please pre-register for appointments - onsight registration is limited. 

For more information and to register for a COVID test, go to kcowa.us/covidtesting.

Testing also remains abundantly available at pharmacies and clinics throughout Kitsap County. A list of providers is posted at kcowa.us/covid19.

Other testing options include:

  • COVID-19 tests at primary care clinics, urgent care clinics, and pharmacies. Individuals should contact their primary care provider to see if they offer testing. Kitsap Public Health maintains a list of urgent care clinics and pharmacies providing COVID testing.
  • Rapid, over-the-counter COVID-19 tests, such as the BinaxNOW. These tests are now widely available for purchase in Kitsap County pharmacies and provide results within 15 minutes. People who test themselves at home should report their results to public health by calling 211 and follow CDC recommendations for isolation or quarantine.
  • The CDC offers an online "Viral Testing Tool" to help the public determine which testing options are best for their situation, interpret test results, and take necessary steps to protect people around them. 

Individuals can call Kitsap Public Health with their testing questions at (360) 728-2219. Information is also available through the state's COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-525-0127.


Kitsap County initiates shift in Quarantine and Isolation services

Due to the increase in COVID-19 activity, the increased demand for public quarantine and isolation services, and the lack of available suitable space to expand quarantine and isolation services within Kitsap County, emergency lodging requests will be triaged until further notice. Effective immediately, isolation housing for positive cases will receive priority over quarantine for close contacts. Additionally, those who are homeless or living in congregate living facilities/homeless shelters and who are COVID-positive will receive priority over those who are COVID-positive and live in a home or apartment.

With a limited capacity of emergency lodging available, it is in the best interest of public health to prioritize this protected environment for those with confirmed cases (isolation) over those waiting to learn of test results after having a close contact (quarantine). The Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center continues to look to expand it quarantine and isolation lodging capacity and created "Quarantine Kits" available to those unable to receive emergency lodging. Access to these kits will be provided through the same referral process used to request emergency lodging and is initiated by the patient's medical provider. These kits include a thermometer, cleaning products, masks, gloves, and written guidance on how to self-isolate.


Statewide updates

Latest news and information

Reopening guidance for businesses and workers with the most recent updates.

Resources to help your family stay healthy both physically and mentally, find financial support services and more.


Free Drive-In Wi-Fi Hotspots available

Free high-speed internet hotspots are available throughout Kitsap County to provide internet connections to anyone in need, thanks to Kitsap Public Utility District's Drive-In Wi-Fi. Simply drive or walk to one of the hotspot locations listed below during operating hours 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily (6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Crosby Community Club location), look for KITSAP PUBLIC WIFI under your device’s network settings and click to join. No password is required. The sites are configured with basic network filters, to ensure responsible and safe Wi-Fi use.

To view an online map of free Wi-Fi locations in the county, including other sites located at branches of Kitsap Regional Library, go to www.kpud.org/KPUDFreeWifi. 

For more information, visit the website or call KPUD at (360) 626-7744.

For a printable flyer listing the Wi-Fi sites, click here.  Kitsap PUD WiFi Hotspots en Español


Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Bulletin

The Kitsap County Joint Information Center, as part of the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center, produces a bulletin (link below) that includes the latest COVID-19 test results from the Kitsap Public Health District and up-to-date information and resources for individuals, businesses and organizations. 

As of August 5, 2021, this COVID-19 Bulletin is published periodically. Subscribe to the COVID-19 bulletin at kcowa.us/covidupdate. 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.  

Questions? Contact dem@co.kitsap.wa.us

The KCEOC operates under the leadership of a unified command, composed of representatives of Kitsap Public Health District, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management, Kitsap 911, local law enforcement agencies and the Kitsap County Fire Chiefs Association.

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COVID-19 update -  7/29/2021

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

Daily EOC Update - 05/27/2020

Daily EOC Update - 05/26/2020

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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Daily EOC Update - 05/16/2020

Daily EOC Update - 05/15/2020

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

Daily EOC Update - 05/13/2020

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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

Daily EOC Update - 04/13/2020

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

Daily EOC Update - 04/12/2020

Daily EOC Update - 04/11/2020

Daily EOC Update - 04/10/2020

Daily EOC Update -04/09/2020

Daily EOC Update - 04/08/2020

Daily EOC Update- 04/07/2020

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

Daily EOC Update - 04/06/2020

Daily EOC Update - 04/05/2020

Daily EOC Update - 04/04/2020

Daily EOC Update - 04/03/2020

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

Daily EOC Update - 04/02/2020   

Daily EOC Update - 04/01/2020

Daily EOC Update - 03/31/2020

Daily EOC Update - 03/30/2020

Daily EOC Update - 03/29/2020

Daily EOC Update - 03/28/2020

Daily EOC Update - 03/27/2020

Daily EOC Update - 03/26/2020

Daily EOC Update - 03/25/2020


 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

  • Overview of the order that businesses must require employees, customers and visitors wear masks
  • Mask Q&A from the Department of Labor and Industries

How to report a concern


 Scam Alerts and Rumor Control

 How You Can Help 


HELP OTHERS - MUTUAL AID

  • 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.

DONATE BLOOD

APPLY YOUR MEDICAL SKILLS      


 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

KITSAP COUNTY


WASHINGTON STATE


FEDERAL


HEALTH INSURANCE

  • 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, Utilities, Food, Mental Health, Caregiving, Childcare


RENTAL AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE, LEGAL HELP

Gov. Jay Inslee extended the statewide eviction bridge to October 31, 2021. If you or someone you know are facing eviction and need financial or legal help, check out the Kitsap County Housing and Homelessness eviction resource website for links to rental, utility and legal assistance at http://kcowa.us/kepa

To find out if you qualify for rental or energy assistance funds, contact the Kitsap Housing Solutions Center, 360-473-2035, HSC@kcr.org or visit kcr.org.

For households residing in Housing Kitsap units, contact Housing Kitsap at 360-535-6100, HousingKitsap@HousingKitsap.org or visit HousingKitsap.org.

If you are having issues with eviction, contact the Kitsap Legal Services and Washington Law Help.
State law ensures legal representation for low income renters in eviction court. If you believe you qualify and would like an attorney appointed to represent you, contact the Eviction Defense Screening Line at 855-657-8387 or apply online here: https://nwjustice.org/apply-online.

More information on legal assistance programs is available here: www.atg.wa.gov/landlord-tenant

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. 


UTILITIES, INTERNET ASSISTANCE

  • 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.


KITSAP RESOURCE GUIDE

The Kitsap Public Health District maintains a resource guide with information on where to seek help and support. View the guide here.

The Kitsap County Department of Human Services also maintains a resource site here.


FOOD ASSISTANCE

Meals on Wheels Kitsap

Kitsap County Food Banks

North Kitsap Fishline (North Kitsap/Poulsbo)

Sharenet (Kingston)

Central Kitsap Food Bank

Bremerton Food Line

St. Vincent de Paul (Bremerton)

Salvation Army (Bremerton)

South Kitsap Helpline (Port Orchard)

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.

Also,


MENTAL HEALTH, CRISIS HOTLINES, AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSISTANCE

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

Crisis and suicide prevention lines at 

https://www.kitsapgov.com/hs/Pages/Suicide-Prevention-Website.aspx


CHILDCARE AND EARLY LEARNING


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 earlylearning@kcr.org 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.


GROCERY SERVICES - DELIVERY AND SPECIAL 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.

 

GARBAGE SERVICES

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.


OLDER ADULTS AND CAREGIVER RESOURCES


 Businesses and Worker Resources

How to report COVID-19 cases at your business or organization

Kitsap Public Health District now has an online form where businesses and organizations can report one or more COVID-19 cases associated with their workplace. This web form is quick and easy to use.

Local businesses are required to notify KPHD if they are aware of two or more employees who develop confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within a 14-day period (per Governor Proclamations 20-25.6 and 20- 25.14). Cases reported via the online form provide situational awareness to KPHD staff and link reporting businesses and organizations to resources listed on the KPHD COVID-19 Business and Organizational Guidance page.

COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Businesses from Kitsap Public Health


LOCAL RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

OTHER SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES AND WORKERS

  • The Washington State Department of Commerce maintains an active website with many COVID-19 resources for businesses including financial assistance, reopening guidelines, marketing help and much more. Go to https://resources.smartwa.us/

  • 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.

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

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT

WorkSource Kitsap, located at 3120 NW Randall Way, is part of a statewide partnership of state and local agencies that provides an array of no cost employment and training services to job seekers and employers in Kitsap County.

Call 360-516-1001 and selecting "option 7" to schedule an appointment to connect with a staff member answering calls M - F 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. or email: EmployKitsap@esd.wa.gov  

WorkSource staff can help with researching careers, job search, connecting with special programs such as Trade Adjustment Assistance, Veteran services, Training Programs supported by WIOA funding for Dislocated Workers, and Training Programs for Adults.

While not called the unemployment office, as a parner of the American Job Center Network, WorkSource is referred to as a "Career One-Stop " and helps with basic unemployment questions, offering resources to assist unemployed workers. Unemployment Claims and Questions can be addressed by calling 800-318-6022 or at ESD.wa.gov.

WorkSource services are no cost services to employers, thanks to careful stewardship of public funding and leveraged resources.

To get personalized help with your business/talent needs, contact WorkSource at 360-516-1001 option 4 or email businesskitsap@esd.wa.gov to connect with a staff member answering calls Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

UNEMPLOYMENT AND OTHER BENEFITS

ASK A QUESTION   

  • 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 KPHD-LOFR@kitsappublichealth.org.


WASHINGTON STATE RESOURCES

The state Economic Resiliency Team collaborates with the Association of Washington Business to provides a weekly webinars on COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Resilience.


 Nonprofits & Homeless Service Provider Resources


 Transportation

WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES

View COVID-19 Updates from Washington State Ferries


KITSAP TRANSIT

View Kitsap Transit updates.


SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Testing and travel requirements


 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.