Coronavirus

Thursday morning update shows 77 COVID-19 cases in Kitsap

Thursday morning update shows 77 COVID-19 cases in Kitsap

Technical difficulties and a high volume of tests has been the cause of delays in reporting the latest coronavirus numbers at the local level, but… Continue reading

Thursday morning update shows 77 COVID-19 cases in Kitsap
Community Connect adds COVID-19 section to aid First Responders

Community Connect adds COVID-19 section to aid First Responders

The platform has been implemented throughout Kitsap County

Community Connect adds COVID-19 section to aid First Responders
High volume of tests results is overwhelming DOH reporting system, causing a delay in statewide counts

High volume of tests results is overwhelming DOH reporting system, causing a delay in statewide counts

A surge in testing for COVID-19 in Washington has uncovered hundreds of new cases over the past couple of weeks, but that increase has created… Continue reading

High volume of tests results is overwhelming DOH reporting system, causing a delay in statewide counts
Kitsap COVID-19 positive count increases to 74

Kitsap COVID-19 positive count increases to 74

Kitsap County now has 74 positive COVID-19 cases after Kitsap Public Health District’s latest update, which revealed that 11 more residents had tested positive. To… Continue reading

Kitsap COVID-19 positive count increases to 74
Gov. Inslee warns of stepped-up ‘stay home’ enforcement

Gov. Inslee warns of stepped-up ‘stay home’ enforcement

By Jerry Cornfield Everett Herald OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday unveiled a stepped-up effort to enforce his statewide “stay home” order amid signs… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee warns of stepped-up ‘stay home’ enforcement
COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County now at 63; positive test rate remains four percent

COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County now at 63; positive test rate remains four percent

Testing has revealed seven confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kitsap Public Health District announced Monday afternoon. Kitsap County now has 63 positive cases;… Continue reading

COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County now at 63; positive test rate remains four percent
State working to get more personal protection equipment to Washington

State working to get more personal protection equipment to Washington

Healthcare workers have been on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis, and like many other states in the country, Washington has been working to… Continue reading

State working to get more personal protection equipment to Washington
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer

Rep. Kilmer holds telephone town hall on CARES Act, coronavirus

The worst is yet to come, but action taken this week by Congress will help families and workers who have been hit hard by the… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer
Health officials confirm eight new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap
Health officials confirm eight new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap
Bremerton expands rental assistance program to include those affected by COVID-19

Bremerton expands rental assistance program to include those affected by COVID-19

Eligible Bremerton residents will have the opportunity to have a portion of their rent paid as a result of their reduced income or job losses… Continue reading

Bremerton expands rental assistance program to include those affected by COVID-19
KPHD releases directives for employers, employees and the public

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… Continue reading

KPHD releases directives for employers, employees and the public
NKF&R Firefighters Charlie Hough and Hayden Smallbeck wearing personal protective equipment. Photo courtesy NKF&R.

Emergency responders are fighting COVID-19 on the front lines

Amidst the continually-changing COVID-19 pandemic, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue is still out serving on the front lines while implementing some additional measures and safety… Continue reading

NKF&R Firefighters Charlie Hough and Hayden Smallbeck wearing personal protective equipment. Photo courtesy NKF&R.
Commercial and residential construction suspended for two weeks statewide

Commercial and residential construction suspended for two weeks statewide

All construction, outside of emergency repairs, will have to cease for two weeks, the Department of Community Development announced Wednesday morning after receiving clarification from… Continue reading

Commercial and residential construction suspended for two weeks statewide
WSF to remain on winter schedule through at least April 25

WSF to remain on winter schedule through at least April 25

Spring season, which includes increased service on some routes, was expected to begin March 29

WSF to remain on winter schedule through at least April 25
Retired Navy Vice Admiral takes new role as head of Washington’s health care response team

Retired Navy Vice Admiral takes new role as head of Washington’s health care response team

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed retired Navy Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono as the state director for COVID-19 Health System Response Management. The former… Continue reading

Retired Navy Vice Admiral takes new role as head of Washington’s health care response team
Port of Poulsbo staff self-quarantine after coming into contact with COVID-19

Port of Poulsbo staff self-quarantine after coming into contact with COVID-19

The Port of Poulsbo offices closed Tuesday after two employees were reported to have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.… Continue reading

Port of Poulsbo staff self-quarantine after coming into contact with COVID-19
Two women arrested for spitting on people amid COVID-19 outbreak

Two women arrested for spitting on people amid COVID-19 outbreak

As people the world over take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, two women were recently arrested after allegedly spitting on people, one of… Continue reading

Two women arrested for spitting on people amid COVID-19 outbreak
Volunteer responder with NKF&R tests positive for COVID-19

Volunteer responder with NKF&R tests positive for COVID-19

Individual has not been in contact with any other department personnel since March 10

Volunteer responder with NKF&R tests positive for COVID-19
KCSO Corrections Division Officer tests positive for COVID-19

KCSO Corrections Division Officer tests positive for COVID-19

A Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division officer has tested positive for COVID-19 after falling ill with symptoms of the virus. Kitsap County Sheriff Gary… Continue reading

KCSO Corrections Division Officer tests positive for COVID-19
County waste facilities closed after Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order

County waste facilities closed after Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order

Olympic View Transfer Station is open only to commercial account holders

County waste facilities closed after Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order