The numbers seem to be dropping and the hope is that it's a sign to come.
The rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (over past 14 days) is down from 212 on Saturday to 198 on Monday. Also down since the last update were the number of positive cases added, 40. No new cases reported for Bainbridge Island.
The City of Bainbridge Island released a statement Monday morning letting potential test takers know that the outdoor drive through testing site would be closed "beginning Friday, Dec. 25 and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 4". The City stated the break would allow for the volunteers to have some well deserved time off and "also give staff time to inventory test site supplies and prepare for testing in 2021".
The City of Bainbridge Island began testing back in November with capacity starting at 24 appointments per day. This was quickly increased by C.O.B.I. when the site began booking out weeks in advance. The testing capacity is now at 48 appointments per day. The schedule is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. Appointment is required. Visit the C.O.B.I. COVID site here.
As of Dec. 18, the City's site has tested 799 people and there were nine positive test results (1% positivity rate)." - C.O.B.I.
Vaccinations began for Phase 1A groups this week. This first set of humans to receive the vaccine include frontline health workers and long-term care residents and staff. Phase 1b include Essential workers (examples: Education Sector, Food & Agriculture, Utilities, Police, Firefighters, Corrections Officers, Transportation) and Phase 1c will be Health care personnel and Long Term Care Facility residents.
To find out if you're eligible for a vaccine, contact your health care provider as they will know who and what are available.
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