Kitsap County COVID-19 Resources and Information


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** This website is retired (but on standby if needed) as of March 31, 2022. 

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

Updated March 17, 2022: The Washington Department of Health released its ForWArd plan, which outlines a new phase of the COVID-19 built around three priority areas: 
Engagement and Empowerment: Continue to monitor science and data to inform ongoing guidance and communication.
Prevention, Tools and Access: Support vaccination efforts, monitor testing accessibility and maintain supplies of high-quality masks, tests and PPE.
System Readiness, Support, and Capacity: Support genotyping of up to 10% of COVID-19 cases and employ key disease detection efforts to gauge ongoing transmission. 


Updated Feb. 28, 2022 UPDATE ON MASKING REQUIREMENTS: Gov. Jay Inslee updated Proclamation 20-25 (Washington Ready) to rescind the face covering requirement in most places as of March 12. The face covering requirement will remain in place in healthcare settings, long-term care facilities, and correctional facilities and jails. In addition, Proclamation 20-25 is also updated to protect the right of all persons to continue wearing a face covering in any setting, except that individuals may be required to remove their face coverings briefly for identification purposes or in order to comply with state or federal law. 

Due to the continuing COVID-19 threat, it is critical to continue protecting and supporting those individuals who are immunocompromised or medically vulnerable, or who remain concerned for their own health or the health of their family or community. Inslee encourages people to be kind and compassionate to individuals, students and businesses that choose to continue wearing face masks. Review guidance from the Department of Health here.

  • The Washington State Department of Health launched a statewide online portal for residents to order five free rapid-antigen COVID tests per household that will be shipped at no cost. Residents can order additional tests monthly. 

Tests can be ordered here: sayyescovidhometest.org (English)  sayyescovidhometest.org/casa.html (Spanish)

  • The federal government offers four free at-home COVID tests to every household. Order tests online to have them sent. Go to www.COVIDtests.gov. Those without internet access or who need language support can call 800-232-0233, a related hotline set up by the federal government.

  • If you need a COVID test immediately, please see Kitsap Public Health's list of Kitsap County testing providers at kcowa.us/gettested. Kitsap County COVID-19 community drive-through test sites are now closed and on standby due to declining demand.

  • Report positive test results from an at-home test through the state's COVID-19 hotline at 800-525-0127 and review What to do it you test positive for COVID-19 from the Washington State Department of Health. 


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


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.


Statewide updates

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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, have produced 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 March 31, 2022, publication of the COVID-19 Bulletin will cease publication. The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management will publish a quarterly newsletter. Subscribe to receive it and other updates, click here. Subscribe to Kitsap Public Health's 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. 

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

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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

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 has face masks available for local social service agencies and organizations. To access the free masks, call 2-1-1 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

Updated Feb. 28, 2022 UPDATE ON MASKING REQUIREMENTS: With declining case rates and hospitalizations across the state, Governor Inslee updated masking guidance that became effective March 11. Masks are still be required in certain settings including health care, corrections facilities, and long-term care facilities. The Washington State Department of Health will be issuing new guidance for K-12 schools next week so schools can prepare to implement updated safety protocols.

Review guidance from the Department of Health here.

 Scam Alerts and Rumor Control

  • Washington has a Spread the Facts campaign where you can find information about common rumors and help spread the truth about what is happening in Washington State as part of the coronavirus response. 

  • FEMA's Coronavirus Rumor Control page can help you distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the coronavirus pandemic response.

 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


 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

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 Washington State Department of Commerce also has rental and energy assistance available for households that qualify for the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

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

  • 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.

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. 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

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 partner 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.

  • ¿Tiene alguna pregunta sobre el coronavirus? Llame al 1-800-525-0127 o envíe un mensaje de texto al 211-211.

  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454

 Cities and Tribes of Kitsap County

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

City of Bremerton

City of Port Orchard

City of Poulsbo

City of Bainbridge Island

Suquamish Tribe

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe


 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.