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KPHD reports no new positive COVID-19 cases for a fourth straight day

Kitsap County’s total number of confirmed infections remains at 132

County quarantine and isolation center now open in South Kitsap

South Kitsap now has a temporary quarantine and isolation care center open for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 or exposed to the virus.… Continue reading

County’s testing site reopens today with expanded criteria

Kitsap’s drive-up coronavirus testing site reopens today at the Washington National Guard Armory and more residents are now eligible for testing. The test site, which… Continue reading

The Washington State Employment Security Department received 4,860 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the week of March 29-April 4, down from 4,941 initial claims that were made during the prior week (March 22-March 28). (Graph courtesy of the Washington State Employment Security Department)

Jobless claims continue at historically high pace

Initial claims for unemployment benefits stayed at their historical highs for the third week in a row, according to officials with the Washington State Employment… Continue reading

The Washington State Employment Security Department received 4,860 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the week of March 29-April 4, down from 4,941 initial claims that were made during the prior week (March 22-March 28). (Graph courtesy of the Washington State Employment Security Department)

KPHD reports no new positive COVID-19 cases in Monday afternoon update

Kitsap County’s total number of confirmed infections stands at 132

Washington State Ferries to extend winter sailings

Washington State Ferries has delayed its transition to a spring season schedule for the foreseeable future. Ferries will continue to operate on winter sailing schedules… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit extends fare-free policy through May 30

Kitsap Transit has extended its fare-free period through May 30 to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The fare suspension began on March 23 and… Continue reading

KPHD reports no new cases of COVID-19 Sunday

Kitsap County’s total number of confirmed infections stands at 132

CKFR partners with Kitsap Transit to provide a safe haven for firefighters

As firefighters continue working on the frontline in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s impossible for them to practice social distancing, therefore they risk… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2020

Bremerton mayor: ‘We will get through this together’

Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler issued some words of encouragement and praised residents for remaining patient during Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home Stay Healthy” order to… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020
Bainbridge Island Police Officer Kurt Enget and his K-9 partner, Whitney. (Photo courtesy of the city of Bainbridge Island)

Bainbridge mourns loss of Police Officer Kurt Enget

Former Suquamish Police Officer Kurt Enget died Friday morning following treatment for symptoms similar to COVID-19, the city of Bainbridge Island announced. The official cause… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island Police Officer Kurt Enget and his K-9 partner, Whitney. (Photo courtesy of the city of Bainbridge Island)

County aims to keep spirits high with virtual scavenger hunt

In an attempt to keep spirits high as local residents continue to distance themselves from each other, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Kitsap County Public… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020

Just three new positive COVID-19 results in Thursday’s KPHD update

Kitsap Public Health District confirmed another small batch of positive test results on Thursday afternoon, reporting three more at its 2 p.m. update. The 123… Continue reading

Camping has been restricted at Lake Koocanusa, and local officials are asking the province for a closure of the B.C./Alberta border to non-essential traffic. File photo.

B.C., Alberta health ministers urge public to stay home Easter weekend

Regional politicians, online petition calling for closure of provincial border to non-essential traffic

  • Apr 9, 2020
Camping has been restricted at Lake Koocanusa, and local officials are asking the province for a closure of the B.C./Alberta border to non-essential traffic. File photo.

The state is making progress, officials say, but they urge residents to not let their guard down

State officials are cautiously optimistic about the flattening of the curve in Washington, but are also asking residents to continue to keep their guard up… Continue reading

County expands drive-up testing to include older residents and those with underlying medical conditions

Kitsap County is expanding access to the drive-up COVID-19 testing site, located at the National Guard Armory site in Bremerton. Officials will assess later this… Continue reading

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews had to respond to President Point at 5:17 a.m. to rescue three adults in a vessel that had run aground. (Photo courtesy North Kitsap Fire & Rescue)

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue pulls three adults from a boat that ran aground near Kingston

KINGSTON — Firefighters from North Kitsap Fire & Rescue were called to the waters near President Point early Wednesday morning to rescue three people from… Continue reading

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews had to respond to President Point at 5:17 a.m. to rescue three adults in a vessel that had run aground. (Photo courtesy North Kitsap Fire & Rescue)
Annette Knight and her co-workers at The Doctors Clinic in Silverdale practice their social distancing with masks Knight and her friends at the Kitsap Quilters Guild made for the office. (Photo courtesy The Doctor’s Clinic)

Local seamstress Annette Knight hopes to ‘mask’ the effects of the coronavirus

Annette Knight has been sewing and quilting her entire life. You name it, she can make it — wedding dresses, prom dresses, curtains, quilts and… Continue reading

Annette Knight and her co-workers at The Doctors Clinic in Silverdale practice their social distancing with masks Knight and her friends at the Kitsap Quilters Guild made for the office. (Photo courtesy The Doctor’s Clinic)

Kitsap Public Health District reports just one new positive case Wednesday afternoon

Kitsap Public Health District reported just one new positive test for COVID-19 in the county on Wednesday afternoon, bringing the overall total to 120. Of… Continue reading

Trails may be closed to vehicular traffic, but exercise is still important to cope with the stress of the uncertainty and anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic. (File photo)

In uncertain times, keeping an eye on mental health is more important than ever, experts say

The coronavirus pandemic has completely interrupted the lives of many people both in Washington State in all across the United States and the world. Folks… Continue reading

Trails may be closed to vehicular traffic, but exercise is still important to cope with the stress of the uncertainty and anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic. (File photo)