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Kitsap County Provider AlertS, ADVISORIES & UPDATES


07/22/21 Supporting Behavioral Health among the Healthcare and Public Health Workforce during a Pandemic
07/20/21 COVID-19 Updates for Providers
07/14/21 Health Care Providers Essential to Ongoing COVID-19 Vaccination
07/06/21 Melioidosis Cases Not Associated with Travel Outside the United States
07/02/21 COVID-19 provider alert regarding July 4th celebrations and other summertime gatherings
07/02/21 Increase In Risky Behavior and WA State Reopening
06/30/21 Myocarditis, Pericarditis, and mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
06/09/21 COVID-19: Update
05/26/21 WA State Department of Health HAN: Myocarditis or pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination
05/13/21 COVID-19: Letter from Kitsap Health Officer
05/10/21 COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
04/20/21 Change in Regimen for Uncomplicated Gonococcal Infections
04/13/21 Immediate Pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: Rare but Serious Health Events Under Investigation
03/30/21 SARS-CoV-2 sequencing: Information for clinicians and healthcare facilites
03/26/21 COVID-19: Ongoing COVID-19 Vaccination at Long Term Care Facilities
03/03/21 COVID-19: BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Cards Available
02/08/21 Increased concern of drug overdose
01/14/21 COVID-19: Vaccination Update


12/30/20 COVID-19: Increased concern of suicide risk in youth during COVID-19
12/18/20 COVID-19: Action Needed ASAP – Please Sign Up to be a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider
12/18/20 Medical Provider Letter from Kitsap Public Health District Health Officer
12/09/20 COVID-19: Revised COVID-19 Guidance Documents for Healthcare Providers
12/4/20 COVID-19: Vaccination Update
11/23/20 COVID-19: New Washington State Department of Health Use of Bamlanivimab Guidance
11/13/20 COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing – Interim Guidance for Nursing Homes
10/23/20 2020-2021 Influenza Vaccines and Recommendations (Attachment A)
08/24/20 COVID-19: Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Isolation, COVID-19 Testing Recommendations and School-Related Immunizations
08/06/20 HRSA Reimbursement to Health Care Providers for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment
07/24/20 COVID-19: Isolation Information for Patients Being Tested for COVID-19
07/17/20 COVID-19: COVID Surges in Kitsap County
07/13/20 COVID-19: Testing Options to Reduce Sample Turn-around Time
07/07/20 COVID-19: Expanded COVID Testing Needed Immediately to Slow Spread
07/02/20 COVID-19: Expanded Testing Needed for Case Finding
06/24/20 Tuberculosis Infection Management
06/12/20 COVID-19: Updates for Providers
05/18/20 COVID-19: Updates for Providers
05/12/20 Health Advisory: Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Potentially Associated With Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) In Children
04/30/20 COVID-19: Revised Testing Guidance and Instructions to Order Testing Supplies via Kitsap EOC
04/29/20 COVID-19: Updates for Providers
04/19/20 COVID-19: Local Opportunity to Order Test Kits (updated 04/21/20)
04/17/20 COVID-19: Updates for Providers
04/07/20 COVID-19: Updates for Providers
03/31/20 COVID-19: Updates for Providers
03/20/20 COVID-19: WA State Department of Health HAN: Current Guidance for COVID-19 testing, PPE, isolation and quarantine
03/16/20 COVID-19: Reporting Positive Test Results, Updated Testing and PPE Guidance
03/11/20 COVID-19: Updated CDC Guidance, Specimen Collection and COCA call
03/10/20 COVID-19: Updated Testing Guidance
03/05/20 COVID-19: Patient Information and Updated Guidance
03/04/20 COVID-19: Patient Evaluation and Infection Prevention
03/04/20 COVID-19: Assessment Information: Evaluating Persons with Fever and Acute Respiratory Illness
03/04/20 COVID-19: Response: Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings
03/04/20 COVID-19: Long Term Care Facility Guidelines
03/02/20 COVID-19: Patient Evaluation and Reporting
02/13/20 Vaping-Associated Lung Injury (VALI)
01/24/20 COVID-19: Provider Resources
01/24/20 COVID-19: Interim (2019 nCoV) assessment information
01/24/20 COVID-19: Interim Tracking Form
01/21/20 COVID-19: Respiratory Infection
01/03/20 Increase in Kitsap Mumps Cases


11/26/19 Updated CDC Guidance for Assessment of Vaping Associated Lung Injury During Flu Season
11/15/19 Mumps in Kitsap County
10/15/19 Reporting Vape-Related Lung Injury: Emergency Rule
09/17/19 Outbreak of Severe Lung Disease Associated with Vaping
08/27/19 Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Vaping
08/1/19 Hepatitis A Outbreak in Washington State, Vaccination of At-Risk Individuals Requested
06/27/19 Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) Partner Packs for heterosexual partners of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases
05/16/19 Confirmed Measles in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties
05/14/19 Confirmed Measles in Pierce and King Counties
04/30/19 Widespread Outbreaks of Hepatitis A among People Who Use Drugs and People Experiencing Homelessness—ACIP Recommends Hepatitis A Vaccination
04/26/19 Washington Healthcare Providers Urged to Take Action to Help Prevent HIV
03/18/19 Increased Influenza Activity in Kitsap County
01/25/19 Measles Outbreak in Clark County, Washington (Updated)
01/23/19 Measles Assessment Checklist
01/18/19 Measles Outbreak in Clark County


10/11/18 Increase in Suspected Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Washington State since August 2018
09/24/18 2018 – 2019 Influenza Vaccines and Recommendations
08/14/18 Norovirus Illness Reports from People Swimming at Horseshoe Lake County Park—Investigation Concluded
08/03/18 Norovirus-type Illness Reports from People Swimming at Horseshoe Lake County Park—Risk of Secondary Infections
08/02/18 Norovirus-type Illness Reports from People Visiting Horseshoe Lake County Park Swimming Beach
02/20/18 Increase in Group A Strepotococcal (GAS) infections in Seattle-King County
01/03/18 Increased Influenza A(H3N2) Activity


12/07/17 Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease outbreak
10/30/17 Health Insurance Open Enrollment and KPHD/CHI Survey
06/28/17 Syphilis on the rise in Kitsap County and statewide, Attachment: Syphilis Advisory Graph
06/05/17 Bats are out in this warmer weather – a reminder about rabies exposure assessments, Attachment: Prevention of Human Rabies: Assessment of Rabies Exposures from Animal Contact and Guidance on Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
05/30/17 Reduced Availability of Zika Virus Testing through the Washington State Public Health Laboratories (PHL)
05/19/17 Potential for Falsely Low Blood Lead Test Results from LeadCare® Analyzers
05/08/17 CDC recommendations on emergent Shigella strains with reduced susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin
05/03/17 Measles assessment tool for providers; ongoing outbreak in Minnesota is a reminder of travel-associated risk
01/26/17 Changes in Multi-Drug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Reporting Requirements with Attachment
01/17/17 Uptick in influenza outbreaks at long-term care facilities; reminder of reporting requirements, prevention, & control
01/04/17 Upswing in local influenza activity


12/19/16 Mumps outbreak ongoing in Washington State
09/28/16 Influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl increases risk of fentanyl-related overdose and fatalities
09/16/16 Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza
08/04/16 Displaced Patients Due to Closure of Seattle Pain Clinics
08/03/16 CDC calls for vigilance by clinicians as cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) increase among all age groups
07/29/16 Revised Zika virus testing guidelines reflect newly reported sexual transmission potential from females
07/22/16 License suspension for Seattle Pain Centers could trigger surge of local patients seeking care
06/30/16 ACIP recommends against using nasal spray influenza vaccine (FluMist) during the 2016-17 flu season
06/12/16 Bat season and rabies exposure assessments
06/07/16 Updated Zika virus testing interpretation guidance and new option for testing urine
05/03/16 New commercially available PCR testing for Zika virus; antibody testing still via CDC/Local Health
04/01/16 Updated Zika virus guidance regarding women of reproductive age and prevention of sexual transmission
03/28/16 New guidance for management of dogs/cats exposed to potentially rabid animals in the 2016 rabies Compendium
03/04/16 Ordway Elementary School Water Lead Testing Update
03/01/16 Elevated Lead Levels Identified in Drinking Water Tests from Ordway Elementary School
02/25/16 Zika virus - new reports on adherence to sexual transmission prevention guidelines and updates on caring for infants/children with possible infection
02/10/16 New recommendations to prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus and test asymptomatic pregnant women
02/04/16 Influenza season is here; severe illnesses being reported
02/02/16 Interim guidance for evaluating and testing infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection
02/02/16 Increased Hepatitis C transmission among hemodialysis patients; CDC urges review of infection control practices

Influenza activity is rising; 2 deaths in Kitsap this season


CDC Zika Guidelines



Time to Begin Vaccinating Staff for Influenza Season; New Surveillance Report Coming Soon

10/06/15 CDC/FDA Health Update about the Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices
09/14/15 CDC Health Advisory re: Sterilization of Reusable Medical Devices and Supplemental Links


Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation of Patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection


Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation of Patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

04/14/15 Updated Pertussis Guidance

STD rates in Kitsap County continue to increase; Gonorrhea at outbreak levels (Case Report Form, EPT Fax Form, Screening Questions)

02/23/15 Measles Evaluation Checklist, Suspect Measles Worksheet
02/05/15 Kitsap County Pertussis Outbreak
01/25/15 U.S. Multi-state Measles Outbreak, December 2014-January 2015
01/20/15 Pertussis "Whooping Cough" Advisory
01/09/15 CDC Health Update Regarding Treatment of Patients with Influenza with Antiviral Medications


12/09/14 CDC Health Advisory Regarding the Potential for Circulation of Drifted Influenza A (H3N2) Viruses
11/26/14 CDC HEALTH ADVISORY - Fatal Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis in an Infant Following Ingestion of Contaminated Dietary Supplement
11/17/14 Health Advisory - Enhanced Airport Entry Screening to Begin for Travelers to the United States from Mali
10/22/14 Preventing the spread of Ebola – Update in the wake of Texas healthcare worker infections
10/08/14 Three Rabid Bats in Kitsap ~ Rabies Facts & Guidelines
10/02/14 Ebola in the News: Reminder for Healthcare Providers
09/29/14 Acute Neurologic Illness with Focal Limb Weakness of Unknown Etiology in Children
09/22/14 Clinical Care Guidelines for Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68
08/07/14 Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease
07/17/14 Norovirus Outbreak Confirmed at Horseshoe Lake County Park
07/15/14 Likely Norovirus Outbreak
06/30/14 Measles Update
06/23/14 Imported Dogs and Rabies Documentation
04/16/14 Letter Confirming Measles in Kitsap County to Parents, School Districts, School Nurses
04/11/14 Measles Alert
01/09/14 Influenza Activity and Predominant Strains


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