Kitsap County Phase 2 Safe Start delayed

Even as Gov. Inslee announced criteria for moving to Phase 2 of the state’s recovery plan, Kitsap Public Health confirmed a new case of COVID-19. An employee at a Kitsap long term care community tested positive. As a result, the Health District is making no recommendation about a Phase 2 variance until at least May 28. They will investigate how this new case could impact community. 

Kitsap Public Health continues to work on the recommendation to the health board during the delay. “We are all eager to take steps toward resuming regular business and social activities in our county, but we have to make sure we can take those steps safely and sustainably,” Kitsap Public Health District Health Officer Dr. Susan Turner said. “We appreciate the understanding of Kitsap residents as we move forward with care.”