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COVID-19

SCHEDULE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT BY PHONE Schedule your vaccine today!

City of Poulsbo COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line: (360) 394-9795
If you or someone you know is looking for a vaccination and are struggling with the online appointment system, City of Poulsbo staff and volunteers from North Point Church are able to assist you. This is a recorded message line, please leave a message and a volunteer will contact you within 2 business days. We’re especially eager to help seniors without internet access and people with limited English skills. Residents of North Kitsap only, please.

Kitsap Public Health Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line: (360) 728-2219
They can assist people who do not have internet or need additional help registering for our vaccine clinic. Be aware that they are receiving a high volume of vaccine inquiries and will not be able to respond immediately.

SCHEDULE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT ONLINE

WA COVID VACCINE FINDER https://www.covidwa.com/
This frequently updated site will help you find vaccinations throughout Kitsap County and Washington state.

KITSAP PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT https://kphd.timetap.com/#/
Kitsap Public Health District is offering vaccines in Poulsbo, Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Belfair.  You can also sign up on this page for updates about additional clinic openings and enter your name on a wait list. See the link “Please sign up for Updates.” Choose either email or text to receive the notifications.

KITSAP COVID https://kitsapcovid.com/ Direct link to appointments being offered by Sound Family Health and Kitsap General Surgery; evening and weekend appointments often available.

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all people 16 years and older who live or work in Washington state (Pfizer only for 16-18 year olds at present). Kitsap County is currently deemed high risk for infection; getting a vaccine, wearing a mask, and avoiding large indoor gatherings will help us stop the spread.

How are we doing? As of April 20, around 34% of Kitsap residents have received their first vaccination and around 26% are fully vaccinated. According to public health experts, we need at least 70% of the population to be immune to COVID-19 to keep our infection rate down without restrictions on activities. Check here for updates: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/DataDashboard.

COVID-19 TESTING

COVID Drive-Thru Testing at Poulsbo City Hall: The Kitsap Public Health Department and County Emergency Operations Center are offering drive up COVID tests at Poulsbo City Hall garage on Friday mornings. Tests are by appointment and can be made at https://www.kitsapgov.com/Pages/Kitsap-COVID-19-Test-Site.aspx. Tests are free and/or covered by insurance and available to anyone meeting testing criteria. Please note: there will be no public parking at City Hall garage on testing days. Information on other testing sites here: https://www.kitsapgov.com/Pages/Kitsap-COVID-19-Test-Site.aspx

Closures and Cancellations

City Hall Closures

  • Poulsbo City Hall Closing Public Counters to the Public Effective March 23, 2020opens PDF file , Revised Press Release March 23, 2020
  • Memo from the Poulsbo Building Departmentopens PDF file regarding building permits during the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.
    • Poulsbo Police Department
      • Even though the administration office is closed, police officers continue to patrol our community and respond to emergencies. Emergencies and in-progress crimes should be reported by calling 9-1-1. General business will be conducted by phone.
      • We encourage our community members to use our online services:
        Please use online reporting for incidents that are not emergencies, or that are no longer in progress. Online reporting can be accessed at http://www.kitsap911.org/online-incident-report/.
        The Poulsbo Police Department is monitoring the situation closely. Public safety is our number one priority. We want to thank our community for their understanding and cooperation as we all do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    • Utility Payments – Temporary Billing Change
    • Planning & Economic Development Department remains operational.The department remains operational and stand ready to work with you to accomplish your land use and development goals.  While they are working from home per Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home and Stay Healthy” order, the PED team is available to connect with you via email, phone or virtual meetings.  Please see our contact information at  https://cityofpoulsbo.com/planning-economic-development/ and reach out with any questions.
    • Poulsbo Parks and trails are still open – please maintain social distancing measures.

Social Security Offices Closed as of March 17

Passport Services – City Hall is not open to process new passports. Click opens in a new windowhere to learn more.

Postponed & Cancelled Events – Special events may not occur in the City of Poulsbo until Kitsap County reaches Phase 4 of the Governor’s Safe Start Plan.

Community Resources

Resources

  • Homebound and looking for help? Wanting to help deliver groceries? The City of Poulsbo’s volunteer coordination HELP lineopens PDF file is now in service.  360-517-5037. This number is a way for homebound people in Poulsbo to request non-emergency, non-medical help from individuals and organizations (deliveries, meals, errands). Please spread the word about this number, particularly to anyone in Poulsbo who you think may be vulnerable and isolated. Interested in volunteering? We’d welcome your help! Please use this number to let us know how you might assist.
  • Hot, to-go lunches are available for anyone experiencing economic hardship at Gateway Fellowship (18901 8th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The lunches can be picked up at the back of the church.
  • opens in a new windowFishline opens in a new windowMarket and Client Service Changes Effective July 28, 2020
  • Puget Sound Energy
    • PSE will not be disconnecting customers for non-payment during this time.
    • PSE will work with our customers on options such as payment plans and choosing a new bill due date.
Health Information

Washington Department of Health operates a coronavirus hotline, with multiple language assistance, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily at 1-800-525-0127.

Kitsap Public Health updates positive COVID-19 cases daily at 2:00 p.m. Click here for the latest COVID-19 test results and health information from Kitsap Public Health.

Updated symptoms of COVID-19 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its  opens in a new windowofficial list of COVID-19 symptoms. This is in addition to the previous official symptoms: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The newly-added symptoms are:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Health Information

Business & Unemployment Resources

Business Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Claim Scams
There are reports of new cases of identity theft related to the recent unemployment benefits going out to people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve been informed of a fraudulent unemployment claim in your name, you should do the following:

The best way to stay up to date on information about, updates to, and instructions on how to access Unemployment Insurance related to the COVID-19 outbreak is by subscribing to opens in a new windowESD’s COVID-19 action alerts.

You can also help your application process by doing these four things:

  1. Start with  opens in a new windowthe website first before calling. The website is being updating the information regularly on their website and making it much easier to understand.
  2. Apply online if you can and read the information on the website before you apply. It will help applicants from getting stuck.
  3. Sign up for  opens in a new windowESD’s COVID-19 action alerts for the most up-to-date information and changes.
  4. Apply for a job with ESD!  opens in a new windowHere’s a flyeropens PDF file  with more information. They have amazing telework opportunities available on their customer service teams and, as you can tell from the volume, they need the help. These jobs can be done from anywhere in the state!

Key resources

  • opens in a new windowCOVID-19 Page and FAQ – ESD has accumulated the top questions from businesses and claimants. This is an evolving treasure trove of answers and it is being updated daily. Please email  opens in a new windowesdconstituentservices@esd.wa.govcreate new email if you have a question not yet listed.
  • Checklist for Applying for Unemployment Insurance – To help smooth your application process, please use the opens in a new windowUI Checklistopens PDF file  first.
  • SharedWork – This is a powerful tool for your businesses to reduce their staff’s hours without having to lay them off. They can reduce the staff hours 10-50% and have Unemployment Insurance provide partial wage replacement for those reduced hours. New emergency rules are being announced for the program to include overtime exempt employees. These rules also allow new businesses as well as those who have outstanding debt to participate. Additionally, with the new Federal legislation, 100% of SharedWork costs will be covered by the Federal Government, therefore not affecting businesses’ experience rates. More information about SharedWork, including an online application, can be found opens in a new windowhere.
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