KPHD releases directives for employers, employees and the public

As testing continues to ramp up and more cases of COVID-19 are being found in Kitsap County, the Kitsap Public Health District released a letter outlining directives for employers, employees and the public.

Six new cases were identified on Wednesday and another six on Thursday, bringing Kitsap’s total to 33.

“As we all work together to battle the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, I ask for your cooperation, patience, and understanding as we search for the best combination of ‘tools’ to help keep ourselves, our family, our friends, our neighbors, and our community safe from this awful disease,” wrote Dr. Susan Turner, Kitsap Public Health Officer, in a letter released to the public on Wednesday.

The directives largely adhere to the executive order issued earlier this week by Gov. Jay Inslee — it asks employers that have been allowed to remain in operation to check in with employees daily about their health, implement strict social distancing, provide adequate “hand hygiene” products, use CDC cleaning guidelines and to waive the normally-required note from a healthcare provider to validate an employee’s illness.

It also asks employees to not go to work if they are sick and wash their hands frequently, among other directives.

View the full letter from Dr. Turner here.

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