It's important to remember that COVID-19 isn't connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma will not help fight the illness. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reducing misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local, state and national agencies below. Visit our welcome back page to learn about current services at your Library.
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General COVID-19 Information
This page is designed to help Kitsap County residents find information and assistance during the coronavirus outbreak. It is maintained by the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center and updated daily with new resources.
Covers a range of local topics including testing, vaccines and outbreaks in Kitsap County.
Keep up-to-date on how COVID-19 is affecting Washington State.
Comprehensive information and live updates about the spread of COVID-19.
Recursos Durante Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Para Inmigrantes de Washington: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources for Immigrants in Washington from Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center (en español).
Vaccinate WA: Statewide vaccine locator from the WA Department of Health.
Vaccine Finder: Nationwide vaccine locator from Boston Children’s Hospital, supported by CDC.
Kitsap Public Health District: Vaccine information and link to registration for county-organized clinics.
KitsapCOVID: Vaccine clinics organized by a group of private healthcare providers.
Kitsap Transit Vaccine Transportation: Offering free transportation to COVID-19 vaccine sites. Call their ACCESS service at (360) 479-7272 or (800) 422-2877.
Health & Wellness
Kitsap Public Health: Get Tested - Sign up for county-run drive-thru testing sites and list of testing providers.
WA Exposure Notifications: WA Notify - Smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification tool for Washington State.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: COVID-19 Information and Resources - Guidebook also available in Spanish to help navigate mental health concerns in the time of COVID-19.
Mental Health America: Mental Health and COVID-19 - Resources for the general public and specific demographics: parents, caregivers, older adult, domestic violence survivors, LGBTQ+ individuals and veterans.
The Mental Health Impact of Pandemic-related Racism - Active Minds.
CDC: COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - Exploring why racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
KCR: Housing Solutions Center - First step for those seeking housing assistance in Kitsap County.
Kitsap Eviction Prevention Assistance (KEPA) - Renters and landlords can apply for rental or utility assistance from the County for Spring-Summer 2021. This program is operated by Kitsap County and distributed by Kitsap Community Resources, Housing Kitsap, Bremerton Housing Authority and Coffee Oasis.
Resources and Information for Housing Providers and Renters - The Rental Housing Association of Washington compiled the latest policy updates, resources and informational webinars for housing providers and renters.
Bremerton Housing Authority: COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance - For people not on housing assistance that have been affected financially due to COVID-19. Bremerton Housing Authority is offering assistance through the CARES Act.
How to Help People Living Homeless During COVID-19 - Printable handout from Kitsap County Department of Human Services
Law & Policy
Kitsap Legal Services - Non-profit volunteer program that provides free legal aid to qualifying individuals, including a COVID-related Eviction Defense program that provides a free attorney to individuals threatened with, or are being evicted.
Northwest Justice Project - Publicly-funded legal aid program that provides legal assistance and representation to low-income individuals and operates the toll-free CLEAR hotline (Coordinated Legal Education Advice and Referral).
Washington Law Help: Know Your Rights - Basics of recent COVID-19 policies (including evictions, health care, family law, immigration, and more), access court forms and search for local law help.
Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center - Information and resources for members of Kitsap County’s immigrant community seeking assistance due to illness or potential exposure to COVID-19.
Labor & Unemployment
Employment Security Department of Washington State (ESD) - Apply for unemployment and assistance for self-employed individuals, people who are sick or caring for a family member or part-time workers.
How to File for Unemployment Benefits - Four steps to help ensure unemployment benefits are filed correctly and start quickly.
Disaster Cash Assistance Program (DCAP) - Cash program available to families or individuals without children who face an emergency and don’t have the money to meet their basic needs. The application can be found here, or call 877-501-2233 to complete the entire application process.
Washington State Labor Council - Resources and protections for Washington State workers serving on the frontline (healthcare, groceries, sanitation, etc.) during the coronavirus outbreak.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - Information and frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and its impact on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and other EEO laws.
Small Business Development Center, Kitsap - Kitsap’s local access point for small business questions related to COVID-19.
Family & Education
Bainbridge Island School District - BISD Continuous Learning
Bremerton School District - Resources and Activities for Families
Central Kitsap School District - At-Home Learning Enrichment
Learning with the Office of the Secretary of State - Lesson plans, oral histories, election education and state history.
Graduate Strong Educational Resources for Kitsap Students - Graduate Strong’s curated list of online enrichment opportunities for parents and children to explore.
Graduate Strong College and Career Planning Resources - A collection of college and career-planning resources compiled in one place. Find assistance with financial aid, learn about scholarship opportunities and explore your options for post-secondary educational opportunities that may have changed since COVID-19
Kitsap County Food Banks
South Kitsap Helpline (Port Orchard)
Olympic College Food Bank (for OC students only)
Central Kitsap Food Bank (Silverdale)
North Kitsap Fishline (Poulsbo)
Helpline House (Bainbridge Island)
Center for an Informed Public, University of Washington - Experts from the University of Washington and Washington State University host a live stream summit addressing coronavirus misinformation. Panelists share tools and tips for concerned citizens to cut through the confusion and build healthier information practices.
International Federation of Library Associations - COVID-19 fake news infographic.