The Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce and Public Health – Seattle & King County thank businesses, employees and customers for making vaccine verification a success.
Through a community-wide effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in King County, we have reached a new phase of the pandemic where we can begin to move past the vaccine verification requirement.
Starting March 1, these establishments will no longer be required to verify vaccination:
Why We’re Moving Forward to Sunset Vaccine Verification.
Scientific analysis and data shows we have found a way to move forward as a community to protect each other.
More people are now vaccinated and protected against severe COVID-19. Since the King County vaccine verification requirement was adopted, the number of people fully vaccinated increased from 68% of the total population to now almost 80%; 87% of those 12 years and older are fully vaccinated and 95% have started the vaccine series.
Public Health – Seattle & King County said current infection rates are dropping rapidly, hospitalization numbers are improving and hospitals are better able to care for the patient loads.
KEEP KING COUNTY SAFE !
Businesses may still require proof of vaccine verification and must continue enforcing the King County mask mandate until Public Health officials announce any changes.
Businesses must still require vaccine verification through March 1 to achieve and maintain our pandemic-reduction goals.