Free Kitsap County Community COVID-19 Testing Sites

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Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center, in partnership with various community organizations, offer drive-through community COVID-19 testing sites. These sites provide additional low-barrier testing options. Results are typically available within 3 to 4 days (72-96 hours) of your test. Results may take longer due to high testing volumes at the lab or other unforeseen circumstances. 

Testing is available regardless of health insurance status. A medical appointment is not required for testing. (When asked to provide insurance or payment information, you can choose “uninsured” as tests are free and insurance is not required).

Testing is available for anyone who: 

Advance registration and an appointment are required

To ensure adequate testing supplies and avoid long wait times, those needing COVID-19 testing must register online or by phone to schedule an appointment.

Click here for the most current list of testing sites or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.kitsapgov.com/Pages/Kitsap-COVID-19-Test-Site.aspx

Please make sure to call your health provider for additional guidance per the CDC and Kitsap Health Department.


Fishline Market Reopening, Volunteers Urgently Needed

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January 20, 2021

SUBJECT: Fishline Market Reopening, Volunteers Urgently Needed

Good evening, all,

The Fishline Market team would like to inform our volunteers that we received notification that a volunteer tested positive for Covid-19, after working in our downstairs Market for several days. Fishline is taking immense precautions to ensure the safety of our volunteers, staff, and clients. We closed the Fishline campus on Wednesday, 1/20/21 for professional sanitization and cleaning. We have also begun to create daily shifts for volunteers to avoid volunteers working on overlapping days and/or within overlapping programs. Our market staff (Market Manager and Market Assistant) are taking precautions by getting tested for Covid-19 and will return to the market after receiving a negative result. 

Fishline will re-open tomorrow, Thursday, January 21, 2021, and we need your support to run the market. If you were not onsite on January 12th, 14th, and/or 19th, please review the dates below and let our Volunteer Manager know as soon as possible if you are willing and able to help us get food to our clients!


Volunteers are needed on the following days, THIS WEEK AND NEXT:

  • Thursday, 1/21
  • Friday, 1/22
  • Tuesday, 1/26
  • Thursday, 1/28

The following shifts are needed. Please visit our volunteer page for more information regarding the positions.

  • 4 volunteers from 8:00am – 11:30am to sort produce, bread, assemble market delivery bags
  • 4 volunteers from 11:45am – 4:15pm to distribute food at the door/assemble bags for the next day
  • 2 volunteers from 4:30pm – 6:00pm to assist with clean up and preparation for the next day’s food distribution (Thursday, 1/21 only)
  • 2 drivers, 6:30am – 8:30am
  • 3 market delivery drivers, 11:00am – 1:00pm

We know these are uncertain times, and we appreciate your continued support of our work. We could not serve the needs of the community without our volunteers. Please call or email our Volunteer Manager at 360-208-0102 to sign up for a volunteer shift and/or if you have any questions.

Gratefully,

Laura Olson, Fishline Market Manager

Elijah Lonewolf, Fishline Market Assistant

Lori Maxim, Fishline Executive Director


Covid-19 Building Closure Announcement

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January 19, 2021

Dear Staff, Clients, and Volunteers,

Please be advised that Fishline was notified that a volunteer who worked in the Market on January 12th, 14th, and 19th has tested positive for COVID-19. The volunteer notified Fishline’s Volunteer Manager the afternoon of January 19th that they were exhibiting symptoms while working in the Market. As an immediate response to protect the health and safety of our workforce, we are notifying all employees, clients, volunteers and partner agencies that we are temporarily shutting down the Market and CSC for professional cleaning. The Fishline campus at 19705 Viking Way NW will be closed on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. 

We are also taking the following steps:

  • Staff will be working remotely
  • Professional sanitization of all Fishline campus buildings and vehicles
  • All Market food pickup and Home Deliveries will be postponed until Thursday, January 21, 2021. 
  • Market Staff (Fishline’s Market Manager, Volunteer Manager, and Market Assistant) will undergo testing as soon as possible and will work remotely until negative results are confirmed.
  • We will be closing the Fresh Start Shower program on Wednesday, January 20th. Fresh Start will reopen on Friday, January 22nd
  • Volunteers who may have been exposed will be contacted directly by Fishline staff. 

We ask that you abide by the following federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to protect your health and those around you:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Follow all recommendations provided by the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html.

If you, or someone in your household, exhibits COVID-19 related symptoms, please notify the Volunteer Manager or Executive Director immediately, so that we may track any potential outbreaks within our organization.  All such personal information will remain confidential.

Your health and safety is our priority. We are continually assessing this situation and will contact you no later than close of business Thursday, January 21, 2021 via email, with all relevant workplace notices detailing your rights and protections as our employee, client, and/or volunteer.

You may contact the Volunteer Manager or Executive Director with questions or concerns. The Volunteer Manager can be reached at: volunteer@fishlinehelps.org, 360-208-0102. The Executive Director can be reached at: director@fishlinehelps.org, 360-208-0103.

These are trying times for us all, and we are here for you.

Respectfully,

Lori Maxim 

Executive Director, Fishline


Fishline’s 2020 Holiday Hours

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To give our clients and community advance notice, we have listed our holiday hours for Thanksgiving and Christmas below. Clients with questions should call our main office at 360-779-5190. Happy holidays!

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Thanksgiving Week Hours:

  • EXTENDED HOURS on Monday (11/23) and Tuesday (11/24)
    • 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • CLOSING EARLY on Wednesday (11/25)
    • 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • CLOSED FULLY on Thursday (11/26) and Friday (11/27)

If you are a client who receives home delivery on 11/26 and 11/27 typically, we will be delivering your weekly grocery bag to your home on the following days…

  • Thursday (11/26) delivery clients will receive food on 11/25
  • Friday (11/27) delivery clients will receive their food on 11/30

The Second Season Donation Station will be closed on Thursday, 11/26. The store WILL be open on Saturday, 11/28.

Christmas Week Hours:

  • EXTENDED HOURS on Monday (12/21) and Tuesday (12/22)
    • 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • EXTENDED HOURS on Wednesday (12/23)
    • 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • CLOSED FULLY on Thursday (12/24) and Friday (12/25)

If you are a client who receives home delivery on 12/24 and 12/25 typically, we will be delivering your grocery bag to your home on the following days…

  • Thursday (12/24) delivery clients will receive food on 12/23
  • Friday (12/25) delivery clients will receive food on 12/22

The Second Season Donation Station and store will be closed on Thursday and Friday, 12/24 and 12/25. The store will be open on Saturday, 12/26.

New Year’s Week Hours:

  • CLOSED FULLY on Friday (1/1)
    • Clients who pick up food on this day please pick up food on Thursday, 12/31
    • Home Delivery clients who receive food on Fridays will receive food on Tuesday, 12/29

The Second Season donation station will be closed on Friday, 1/1. The store will be open on Saturday, 1/2.


Fishline to Host “Empty Bowl” Virtual Luncheon on November 20th

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Kitsap community members are invited to join Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services for “Empty Bowl”, a virtual luncheon bringing together Fishline’s volunteers, supporters, and neighbors. Taking place on November 20th, the luncheon will provide the opportunity for community members to engage with Fishline’s new COVID-19 process, hear client stories about how Fishline has impacted them, honor and acknowledge Fishline’s volunteers, and hear from local businesses and organizations who support Fishline. Tickets are available at https://fishlinehelps.org/news-events/empty-bowls/ starting October 21st, 2020.

“We are incredibly excited to host the community at our virtual ‘lunch and learn’,” says Fishline director Lori Maxim. “We have missed being able to engage with North Kitsap and showcase the work that we do, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to open our door to our neighbors and spend some time with our community.” Maxim also notes the increase in need that Fishline has seen over the past months. “Fishline has seen incredible growth in the number of families and individuals needing support, especially as the colder weather sets in. This event will support Fishline’s mission to deliver a safety net for the most vulnerable in North Kitsap county.”

Empty Bowl will take place online from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on November 20th, 2020. Community members can purchase a ticket for $25, which includes a $15 lunch ticket that can be used at several of Fishline’s partner restaurants for the event. All proceeds from the event will be used to ensure Fishline’s clients have access to high quality produce, holiday meal items, and other comprehensive services.

Fishline is continuing to work with businesses and organization sponsors in the community. Businesses and organizations interested in supporting this event can reach out to Dani Wasia, Fishline’s Communications and Marketing Manager, at communications@fishlinehelps.org or by calling 360-208-8508.

This event is currently sponsored by Clear Creek RV, Kitsap Daily News, Integrity Roofing and Construction, Peninsula Paint Centers, Robison Plumbing Services Inc., KIMCO Plumbing, WestHills Autoplex, Poulsbo Village, Bird Electric Corp., Joe Gates Construction, SERVPRO of Kitsap County, Tim Ryan Construction, Inc., Central Market of Poulsbo, and Kitsap Credit Union. The event’s partner restaurants are; ChocMo Chocolaterie and Café, Westside Pizza – Poulsbo, and The Coffee Oasis – Poulsbo.