Get Informed

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.​

Kitsap County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and 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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Comprehensive information and live updates about the spread and containment efforts.

World Health Organization (WHO)
Basic preventative measures and resources.

Washington State Department of Health
Keep up-to-date on how the Coronavirus is affecting Washington State residence.

Kitsap Public Health District
A healthy lifestyle starts at home. Stay informed on what’s happening in our community.

Additional COVID-19 Resources
A resource list of assistance and information relevant to Kitsap County residence, compiled by Kitsap Regional Library.


Health

Center For Disease Control and Prevention - Healthcare resource guide

Washington State COVID-19 Homepage

Get Tested: COVID-19 - Find a community-test center near you

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, veterans

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Stress and Coping - Information about COVID-19 related stress and tools to mitigate it


Covid, Racism & Health

Racism is a Virus - Healthcare workers take a stand against coronavirus-related hate

New York Times Opinion - How coronavirus racism infected my high school

The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-being of the Nation - Racism & Health webinar series

The Mental Health Impact of Pandemic-related Racism - Active Minds

Ensuring Racial Equity during COVID-19 Homelessness Response


Housing & Transportation

Community Development Block Grant - Housing and Urban Development (HUD) block grant that provides rental assistance, throughout Kitsap County, to those who qualify

Renters’ Rights Related to COVID-19 - Authored by the Northwest Justice Project, this resource provides information for renters who have been exposed to COVID-19, including information about reasonable accommodations, eviction, and legal assistance

How to Help People Living Homeless During COVID-19 - Kitsap County Department of Human Services

How to Help: COVID-19 Relief Fund - Kitsap Community Resources

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

Kitsap Transit - Starting on Wednesday, April 1, Kitsap Transit has stopped collecting fares on all of its services


Rental Assistance: Bremerton ONLY

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance - For people not on housing assistance that have been affected financially due to COVID-19

Regular Assistance - For individuals/family that are not on any housing assistance


Law & Policy

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


Student Loans

U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid - Contact your loan servicer for details


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

COVID-19 Relief Fund - Apply for assistance with groceries, rent/mortgage, utilities, medical costs, and transportation

Disaster Cash Assistance Program (DCAP) - A 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 (health care, 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

Paycheck Protection Program - A nearly $350-billion program intended to provide American small businesses with eight weeks of cash-flow assistance through 100% federally guaranteed forgivable loans. This loan is completed through your lender. Application form available here

Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan - Up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties. This includes contractors and the self-employed

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance - KEDA provides information for businesses and hosts weekly webinars featuring guests who can answer questions about available COVID-19 resources for small businesses

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

North Kitsap School District - Remote Learning Resources

North Mason School District - North Mason Remote Learning Resources

South Kitsap School District - School Closure Packets

Educating All Learners - To help teachers better serve special education students during the school closures, a coalition of more than 30 disability and education groups has created a digital one-stop shop of teaching resources

Learning with the Office of the Secretary of State - Lesson plans, oral histories, election education, and state history

Learning While Schools are Closed - Graduate Strong’s curated list of online enrichment opportunities for parents and children to explore while schools are closed

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)

Bremerton Foodline

St. Vincent de Paul (Bremerton)

Olympic College Food Bank (for OC students only)

Central Kitsap Food Bank (Silverdale)

North Kitsap Fishline (Poulsbo)

Helpline House (Bainbridge Island)

ShareNet (Kingston)


Taxes

IRS - COVID-19 tax relief page addressing individuals, families, businesses and tax exempt entities

Washington State Department of Revenue - Business Tax Relief - Business and occupation tax, real estate excise tax assessments, leasehold excise tax, forest tax, and tax deferrals for biotechnology and medical device manufacturing

Kitsap County Treasurer - Extended property tax deadlines for residential and commercial taxpayers, along with a payment plan contract for taxpayers experiencing hardship due to COVID-19


Misinformation Tools

The World Health Organization has said that along with the pandemic of COVID-19, we are experiencing an “infodemic” of misinformation, rumors, and myths. The purpose of this page is to provide you with a fact checking toolkit to help you think critically, check sources and examine biases. In a complex world, these skills are more important than ever. Explore the tools that can help you identify fact from fiction.

Washington State Department of Health (on Medium) - The World Health Organization has said that along with the pandemic of COVID-19, we are experiencing an “infodemic” of misinformation, rumors, and myths

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