Kitsap County has set up an information line to address questions and concerns raised by the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The phone number is 2-1-1. County officials said the dedicated line is designed to supplement the commonly asked questions and answers about COVID-19 already posted on the Kitsap Public Health District’s website at http://kcowa.us/COVID19.
Calls made to 2-1-1 will go to the 211 Call Center in Bremerton. The phone lines are currently staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
Officials said the call center has been designed to help residents “navigate the difficult challenges that this outbreak has produced.”
It will not provide advice for people who think they should be tested or those who require medical care.
The Kitsap Public Health District encourages people who feel that they should be evaluated for COVID-19 to contact their regular healthcare provider.
County officials are reminding residents to not call Kitsap 911 with questions about COVID-19, as the 911 dispatch center is to used for life-threatening emergencies only.
For additional information on COVID-19, go to the Washington State Department of Health’s website at doh.wa.gov/coronavirus.