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Washington State Ferries to extend winter sailings

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

Washington State Ferries to extend winter sailings
KPHD reports no new cases of COVID-19 Sunday

KPHD reports no new cases of COVID-19 Sunday

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

KPHD reports no new cases of COVID-19 Sunday
Just three new positive COVID-19 results in Thursday’s KPHD update

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

Just three new positive COVID-19 results in Thursday’s KPHD update
The state is making progress, officials say, but they urge residents to not let their guard down

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

The state is making progress, officials say, but they urge residents to not let their guard down
County expands drive-up testing to include older residents and those with underlying medical conditions

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

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

Kitsap Public Health District reports just one new positive case Wednesday afternoon
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)
COVID-19 may come back to Kitsap in future waves, health officer warns

COVID-19 may come back to Kitsap in future waves, health officer warns

Though there are strong signs that social distancing and other preventative measures have helped slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Kitsap Public… Continue reading

COVID-19 may come back to Kitsap in future waves, health officer warns
Kitsap Public Health District confirms eight new cases, 88 in the past two weeks

Kitsap Public Health District confirms eight new cases, 88 in the past two weeks

Kitsap Public Health District reported eight new positive tests for COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the overall case total to 119. Over the past two weeks,… Continue reading

Kitsap Public Health District confirms eight new cases, 88 in the past two weeks
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pauses at the end of a news conference Monday at the Capitol in Olympia. He announced that schools will remain physically closed for the remainder of the school year due to the coronavirus outbreak, and that public and private school students will continue distance learning through June. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

1.2 million students won’t return to classrooms anytime soon

The governor has extended a statewide closure through June 19 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pauses at the end of a news conference Monday at the Capitol in Olympia. He announced that schools will remain physically closed for the remainder of the school year due to the coronavirus outbreak, and that public and private school students will continue distance learning through June. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Kitsap County to launch a limited drive-up testing site Wednesday in Bremerton

Kitsap County to launch a limited drive-up testing site Wednesday in Bremerton

Testing is currently limited to healthcare workers and first responders, but could eventually be expanded

Kitsap County to launch a limited drive-up testing site Wednesday in Bremerton
The spring sports season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

The spring sports season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

The announcement yesterday from Gov. Jay Inslee that traditional, on-site education would cease for the remainder of the school year put the final nail in… Continue reading

The spring sports season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak
The Bremerton Sons of Norway Oslo Lodge longship makes its way through Poulsbo’s Front Street during the 2019 Viking Fest parade. Brian Judge / Kitsap News Group.

Viking Fest, Poulsbo’s Scandinavian celebration, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

POULSBO — One of Kitsap County’s biggest events of the year, Viking Fest held each May in Poulsbo, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19… Continue reading

The Bremerton Sons of Norway Oslo Lodge longship makes its way through Poulsbo’s Front Street during the 2019 Viking Fest parade. Brian Judge / Kitsap News Group.
Kitsap Public Health District confirms first death due to COVID-19

Kitsap Public Health District confirms first death due to COVID-19

The Kitsap Public Health District confirmed Monday that Kitsap County has seen its first death due to the coronavirus outbreak. Officials said in a press… Continue reading

Kitsap Public Health District confirms first death due to COVID-19
Port of Bremerton donates $2,500 to Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition

Port of Bremerton donates $2,500 to Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition

The Port of Bremerton has decided to donate $2,500 to the Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition to help the members of its community during the… Continue reading

Port of Bremerton donates $2,500 to Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition
WIAA: spring sports could be held if schools return by May 4

WIAA: spring sports could be held if schools return by May 4

Although the prospect of a spring sports season looks bleak, the WIAA is still working on contingency plans to hold “some type of culminating event”… Continue reading

WIAA: spring sports could be held if schools return by May 4
Kitsap added six new cases in Thursday afternoon update

Kitsap added six new cases in Thursday afternoon update

As officials clear through the backlog after a high volume of tests caused reporting delays, Kitsap Public Health District added six more positive cases to… Continue reading

Kitsap added six new cases in Thursday afternoon update
Gov. Jay Inslee (left) at a news conference in Olympia on Wednesday. (TVW)

Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment

BY Jerry Cornfield & Chuck Taylor Everett Herald OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday said Washington-based companies, including Outdoor Research Inc. in Seattle, are… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee (left) at a news conference in Olympia on Wednesday. (TVW)
City Public Works employee Tom Barnes holds up a clog caused by “flushable” wipes from one of Poulsbo’s nine lift stations. (Photo courtesy of Mike Lund)

“Flushable” wipes causing clogs and chaos in Poulsbo

POULSBO — With a higher number of people staying home and a shortage of toilet paper gripping the area, public works crews are spending extra… Continue reading

City Public Works employee Tom Barnes holds up a clog caused by “flushable” wipes from one of Poulsbo’s nine lift stations. (Photo courtesy of Mike Lund)