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Monthly Summary Report Updated 09/18/2023
The level of COVID-19 virus present in Port Townsend wastewater is currently 794 million copies of the SARS-CoV-2 gene per person, per day. 

That data indicates a downward trend in the presence of COVID-19 in our community. Wearing a high-quality, well-fitting mask in indoor, crowded spaces can help reduce the risk of transmission. 

We are adding 18 new COVID-19 hospitalizations and 1 new death. That death was an unvaccinated person in their 80s who suffered multiple underlying health conditions.

The hospitalizations were as follows:

An unvaccinated person in their 50s with multiple underlying conditions.
An unvaccinated person in their 60s with multiple underlying conditions
2 unvaccinated people in their 80s, with multiple underlying conditions.
12 people (4 in their 70s, 7 in their 80s, one in their 90s), all not up-to-date on vaccination and all with underlying conditions.
2 people in their 80s, up-to-date on vaccination, with multiple underlying conditions.

Six of the above hospitalizations were from early August were not counted in the last update due to technical issues.

The all-time number of hospitalizations is 214. The total number of deaths is 41.

COVID-19 Data Reporting

View COVID-19 data dashboards for Jefferson County by clicking here. 

When do I wear a mask?

Jefferson County Public Health staff recommend wearing a mask in all indoor settings when:

  • You’re sick
  • Those around you are sick
  • The indoor space you’re in is crowded and not well ventilated 
  • You care for people who are vulnerable to severe illness, such as those 65 and older or who are immunocompromised.

Anyone who manages a publicly-accessible space may require members of the public to wear a mask. Please continue to respect the rules of the room you’re in.

What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19? 

Click here to view an informational PDF

Even more info is on the Washington State Department of Health's website, click here

Test Kits

FREE home tests for people with symptoms or those who were in close contact at the following locations: 

  • Brinnon Fire Dept.
  • Discovery Bay Fire Dept.
  • Jeff. Co. Library & Bookmobile
  • Jeff. Co. Public Health Office
  • Quilcene Fire Dept. 

Vaccination Locations

Jefferson County Public Health Clinic in Port Townsend

  • Must make an appointment.
  • Port Townsend clinic is beside the entrance to the QFC grocery store
  • (360) 385-9400

Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend

  • Jefferson Healthcare Sheridan Clinic is now scheduling nurse-visit vaccine appointments for children. Established Jefferson Healthcare patients only. Call or text (360)-379-8031 for an appointment.
  • Adult patients enrolled with a Jefferson Healthcare primary care provider may be able to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination/booster through the primary care clinics in Port Townsend in conjunction with a provider visit.

Jefferson Healthcare at Port Ludlow's Pharmacy

  • Must make an appointment by phone.
  • (360) 379-2254



Tri-Area Pharmacy in Port Hadlock

  • Call to inquire what day vaccines are offered. 
  • (360) 379-9800




Rite Aid

Washington State Vaccine Locator: To find a Covid-19 vaccine in WA state:  Vaccinate WA: COVID-19 Vaccine Availability 

Board of County Commissioner Meetings with COVID-19 Updates

The first Monday morning of each month, Dr. Allison Berry, Public Health Officer for Jefferson County provides updates about COVID-19 during the County Commissioner’s meetings. To Join:

Zoom Meeting:

This option will allow you to join the meeting live. You will need to enter an email address. If you wish to provide public comment, click on the hand icon at the bottom of the screen to "raise your hand." Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting.

Those without internet can listen by dialing: 1-253-215-8782 enter Access Code: 937-7784-1705# (if you wish to provide public comment, press *9 to "raise your hand." 

To see live or recorded videos of the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting, go to and click on “Videos of Meetings” on the lower left side of the screen. Choose “Streaming Live” or “Recorded.”

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When to seek medical evaluation and advice

If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, call your healthcare provider. Isolate yourself and wear a mask before leaving the house.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.