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City of Poulsbo April E-Newsletter
Please visit out website for the latest information and resources related to COVID-19.
City Hall Closures
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To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the City of Poulsbo customer service counters in City Hall have been closed since March 23, 2020 until Phase 3 of the Governor's Safe Start Plan. The Public Works office, Parks & Recreation office, Police Administration office, and Municipal Court office counters are currently closed, as well as restrooms in some City parks. City staff are still working and available by email or phone. To learn more on how to reach us, click here.
Housing, Health & Human Services (H3) Update
The H3 Department continues to work with public and private partners to respond to COVID 19. COVID cases in Kitsap ticked up slightly in March; the City encourages Poulsbo residents to continue to mask up and avoid crowded, poorly ventilated places.
There is a COVID vaccine appointment assistance helpline available to North Kitsap residents: 360 394 9795. This service is intended to help those who have trouble accessing the internet, navigating online appointments, or face other challenges getting the vaccine. Callers who leave their contact information on the recorded line will receive a call back—within two business days—from a North Point Church volunteer. Volunteers will help callers identify and sign up for appointments. Spanish speakers are available.
Equity Matters. In Kitsap County, people who identify as Hispanic/Latino have a higher percentage of COVID cases than other populations (though much race and ethnicity data is unknown). This group is also among the lowest initiating vaccination. The City of Poulsbo is working with Bainbridge Island Community pharmacy and Bainbridge Prepares to reduce barriers to vaccination faced by Spanish speakers. Our helpline volunteers have helped over 150 people who identify as Hispanic/Lantinx find and make appointments. 
Drive-up Johnson & Johnson vaccines are offered in Poulsbo thanks to the Public Health District, the County's Department of Emergency Management, and Olympic College. Appointments are hard to come by-but there is a waiting list for people over 50 that have a qualifying health condition. Information here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VaccineStandbyList
COVID testing continues in the Poulsbo City Hall parking garage every Friday. Appointments available here: https://www.testdirectly.com/patient/search/provider_search
Please contact Kim Hendrickson at the City's Department of Housing, Health and Human Services with any questions: kimberlyh@cityofpoulsbo.com.
Engineering Department Update
SR305/Johnson Parkway Project Update

Construction of the non-motorized tunnel is well under way. Footings have been set and the tunnel segments were placed at the end of March 2021. Construction photos can be viewed here. This non-motorized tunnel crossing will provide the only separated pedestrian and bicycle crossing of SR305. The contractor is also installing stormwater infrastructure within the construction zone in preparation for the newly constructed road, Johnson Parkway. This new road will connect South Noll Road traffic to the new roundabout and will provide a safe connection between east and west for schools, neighborhoods, and regional non-motorized networks.

The speed limit along the temporary bypass road is now a cautionary 20mph. Two lanes of traffic will remain open along SR305 during the day with occasional flagging delays. Please plan ahead and we thank you in advance for your patience.

Access to SR305 from lower Johnson Way is closed temporarily during construction of the roundabout. Resident access will be maintained. This closure will allow for access of the contractor to the roundabout, increased safety of the crew and will expedite the construction timeline. 

Lawn and garden season is coming soon!

The City of Poulsbo is partnering with Kitsap County to bring you key tips and advice from Master Gardeners to take your yard to the next level and learn how to use products that are safer for kids, pets, and the Puget Sound.
Sign up for a FREE webinar for April 3 or April 10 at: www.kcowa.us/naturalyardcare
Questions? Call Kym at 360-337-7066 or email to kpleger@co.kitsap.wa.us
Job Opening
The City of Poulsbo is currently hiring for the following position: Police Officer Entry Level and Seasonal Summer Help. Click here to learn more details about the open positions.