Coronavirus

Kitsap County releases ‘playbook’ for phased reopening

Kitsap County releases ‘playbook’ for phased reopening

Guidelines detail best practices for businesses and employees during phased reopening

Kitsap County releases ‘playbook’ for phased reopening
State gives Kitsap County the ‘OK’ to move on to Phase 2

State gives Kitsap County the ‘OK’ to move on to Phase 2

The Washington State Department of Health has quickly approved Kitsap County’s variance application to move on to Phase 2 of the governor’s “Safe Start” plan.… Continue reading

State gives Kitsap County the ‘OK’ to move on to Phase 2
Commissioners, Public Health Board approve move to phase two

Commissioners, Public Health Board approve move to phase two

Kitsap County is moving forward with an application to enter phase two of Washington’s “Safe Start” plan as both the Kitsap Board of Health and… Continue reading

Commissioners, Public Health Board approve move to phase two
State expands its roster of contact tracers

State expands its roster of contact tracers

As the state slowly moves through phases to reopen, the Washington State Department of Health is quickly training new personnel to help with contact tracing,… Continue reading

State expands its roster of contact tracers
Majority of OC classes will be online in the summer and fall quarters

Majority of OC classes will be online in the summer and fall quarters

BREMERTON — With registration for summer and fall quarters coming in the near future, Olympic College has announced that its courses will be predominantly online.… Continue reading

Majority of OC classes will be online in the summer and fall quarters
Kitsap County looks to enter phase two of Safe Start plan

Kitsap County looks to enter phase two of Safe Start plan

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that more counties are now eligible to apply for a variance under an expanded criteria to move directly to phase… Continue reading

Kitsap County looks to enter phase two of Safe Start plan
Council moves forward with PERC feasibility study; mayor addresses economic recovery

Council moves forward with PERC feasibility study; mayor addresses economic recovery

The Poulsbo City Council moved forward with the next step in the proposed Poulsbo Event and Recreation Center as officials approved a contract for a… Continue reading

Council moves forward with PERC feasibility study; mayor addresses economic recovery
Some park amenities, off leash dog parks set to return at month’s end

Some park amenities, off leash dog parks set to return at month’s end

With the reopening of Kitsap County parks earlier this month, county officials have had to modify operations in order to stay within state and federal… Continue reading

Some park amenities, off leash dog parks set to return at month’s end
COVID-19 expected to complicate wildfire season for state officials

COVID-19 expected to complicate wildfire season for state officials

Wildfire season has already started in Washington and relatively dry and warm conditions expected this summer combined with the COVID-19 pandemic could cause complex problems… Continue reading

COVID-19 expected to complicate wildfire season for state officials
Poulsbo council to discuss multi-million dollar events center, business recovery plan

Poulsbo council to discuss multi-million dollar events center, business recovery plan

POULSBO — The mayor and city council will meet Wednesday night to discuss the latest on the Poulsbo Events and Recreation Center (PERC) and a… Continue reading

Poulsbo council to discuss multi-million dollar events center, business recovery plan
Unemployment payments provide necessary cushion for jobless Americans

Unemployment payments provide necessary cushion for jobless Americans

America’s unemployment rate is suddenly approaching historic levels. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost two months ago, roughly 30.3 million people have filed for jobless… Continue reading

Unemployment payments provide necessary cushion for jobless Americans
Unemployment claims still at record levels in Washington

Unemployment claims still at record levels in Washington

Despite a drop from the week before, the claims for unemployment benefits in Washington state have stayed at record levels according to the most recent… Continue reading

Unemployment claims still at record levels in Washington
U.S. Rep. Kilmer discusses CARES Act 2.0 and other relief in Monday town hall

U.S. Rep. Kilmer discusses CARES Act 2.0 and other relief in Monday town hall

U.S. Congressional Rep. Derek Kilmer checked in with constituents Monday evening in a telephone town hall where he discussed updates on the federal government’s response… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Kilmer discusses CARES Act 2.0 and other relief in Monday town hall
Port of Poulsbo officials discuss reopening

Port of Poulsbo officials discuss reopening

POULSBO — The Port of Poulsbo discussed its phased-in reopening at a commissioner’s meeting last Thursday, which would see the port follow along with the… Continue reading

Port of Poulsbo officials discuss reopening
Health care authority receives over $4 million in grants to respond to mental health issues from COVID-19

Health care authority receives over $4 million in grants to respond to mental health issues from COVID-19

Adjusting to the terms of a post-COVID-19 world has been difficult for people the world over. Social distancing and staying at home often means losing… Continue reading

Health care authority receives over $4 million in grants to respond to mental health issues from COVID-19
West Sound Academy prepares for the possibility of an online summer program

West Sound Academy prepares for the possibility of an online summer program

Poulsbo’s West Sound Academy has had to cancel its popular June term and TREC travel opportunities for the year of 2020 due to the COVID-19… Continue reading

West Sound Academy prepares for the possibility of an online summer program
County to extend restaurant permits for at least 30 days

County to extend restaurant permits for at least 30 days

Food permits have been temporarily extended for restaurants in Kitsap County in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Each May, the Kitsap Public Health Department… Continue reading

County to extend restaurant permits for at least 30 days
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to host coronavirus telephone town hall Monday evening

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to host coronavirus telephone town hall Monday evening

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer will host a telephone town hall meeting with constituents on Monday evening and provide information about Congress’s efforts to respond to… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to host coronavirus telephone town hall Monday evening
No new COVID-19 cases in KPHD’s Friday update

No new COVID-19 cases in KPHD’s Friday update

No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Kitsap Public Health District after adding one new case on Thursday. The countywide number of… Continue reading

No new COVID-19 cases in KPHD’s Friday update
Silverdale and Olalla waste facilities reopen today

Silverdale and Olalla waste facilities reopen today

Beginning today, the Silverdale and Olalla Recycling and Garbage Facilities will open to the public. The Silverdale facility will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4… Continue reading

Silverdale and Olalla waste facilities reopen today