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The King County Vaccine Verification Order is

Now in Effect !

If your business falls under the order, please hang up KC Vax Verified signs to let your customers know you will be checking proof of vaccination.  For businesses with capacity under 12, the vaccine order begins this December 6, 2021.  Learn more about King County's enforcement policy here.  Thank you for keeping our community KC Vax Verified !

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WATCH NOW!

King County Vaccine Verification - What you need to know

Need to know the basics on King County's vaccine verification order? Check out this handy animated video and share with your customers, employees, friends, and family.

For more answers to your questions, please see our FAQs

NEW: Vaccine Verification Toolkit.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is providing businesses with resources to navigate the new verification process with its Vaccine Verification Toolkit.

 

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce released a Vaccine Verification Toolkit today that provides businesses with resources to comply with King County’s new vaccine verification order.

Training Guidance

Signage

Scenario Planning

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Show you are vaccine verified

To keep King County open for business, the county has created proof of vaccination requirements for many businesses and events.

Starting October 25, 2021, the county will require that customers and attendees at most indoor restaurants and bars as well as gyms, arts and entertainment venues and sporting events show proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entering. If unvaccinated, patrons may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours by an FDA-approved test.


“The Seattle Metro Chamber strongly and actively supports vaccination because we know it is the path out of this pandemic and toward an equitable economic recovery” said Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Rachel Smith.

 

“As employers prepare to implement the new vaccine verification program over the next several weeks, the Chamber is ready to be their champion. Thanks to a tight-knit partnership with King County, we are getting information and tools ready to make compliance simple, and we have built a support network of experts to help businesses of all sizes throughout our region. Members will have a partner in this every step of the way.”
 

The current situation is rapidly changing. Thank you for your patience as we wait on details from Public Health -- Seattle & King County. The Chamber will continue to update this information to make the transition as smooth as possible.

When

Beginning October 25. Small restaurants (with seating capacity for less than 12 people) will not be phased in until December 6, 2021

Who

All individuals eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine - age 12 and up.

 

Where

  • Indoor restaurants and bars

  • Arts and entertainment venues

  • Gyms

  • Outdoor events with over 500 people

    • Including sporting events, concerts and performances​

  • Indoor event spaces rented for private gatherings, such as weddings and parties​

 

How

Proof of Vaccination

  • CDC COVID-19 vaccine record card or photo of vaccine card

  • Documentation from a medical record or vaccine provider

  • Proof of vaccination from another state or country

  • Documentation in mobile apps from healthcare providers (approved by WA Department of Health)

NOTE: Documentation of medical or religious exemptions not accepted.

Proof of Negative Test Result

  • Print or digital documentation from:

    • Pharmacy​

    • Laboratory

    • Testing provider

  • Test must have been performed ​within 72 hours

  • Test must be FDA approved

For more details, please see the order here and FAQs provided by King County

Related

Get vaccinated against COVID-19

If you live, work, or learn in King County, sign up for an appointment or drop in to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Get verification for your COVID-19 vaccine status

Store your CDC vaccine card in a safe place. If you lose your card, see your options.

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Training Materials

National Restaurant Association

ServSafe has developed two FREE on-demand training videos to assist operators in training their staff in appropriate hygiene and sanitation practices.  Link Here