King County Vaccine Verification Order Ends March 1
What this means for your business…
Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter:
Indoor restaurants and bars
Arts and entertainment venues
Outdoor events with over 500 people
Including sporting events, concerts and performances
Indoor event spaces rented for private gatherings, such as weddings and parties
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.
NEW! Add your own logo to vaccine verification signs for your business.
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After March 1, this is what will be required for businesses:
Masking for employees and customers
Showing proof of vaccination or negative test result
Displaying vaccine verification signage
King County’s data shows that we have turned the corner on COVID-19, and it is now safe to lift this requirement. Public Health came to this decision because we are entering a new phase of the pandemic.
To maintain pandemic-reduction goals, employees must continue verifying vaccination status until the requirement ends March 1. We cannot stop right when we are so close to the end of this requirement.
While this requirement is ending, King County’s mask requirement remains in effect until further updates from Public Health officials.
For more information on communication with patrons, click here for a Vaccine Verification De-Escalation Toolkit.
You are more than welcome to keep checking vaccine cards. Below is an updated sign you can display in your business to communicate to customers that you still require vaccine verification, reflecting that it is no longer required by the county.
Download sign for requiring vaccine verification after March 1
Here is what you can tell customers if you are maintaining the vaccine verification requirement:
Our business continues to require vaccination verification or a negative test result at this time. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding.
Your safety is our priority! Even though the county has decided to lift the vaccine verification mandate we have decided to maintain the process as COVID-19 is still a risk to many in our community.