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City of Seattle Verification of Vaccination Order Now in Effect

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Posted on October 26, 2021 by Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson

Yesterday, October 25, 2021, the City of Seattle’s new local Verification of Vaccination Order went into effect, requiring and empowering local officials to require all patrons and customers (aged 12 years and older) to provide verification that they are fully vaccinated at the following events and establishments:

  • Outdoor recreational and entertainment events with 500 or more people, including college and professional sport activities and musical events; and
  • Indoor restaurants, bars and taverns with seating capacity of 12 or more AND indoor entertainment and recreational establishments, including gyms, fitness facilities, schools, entertainment and performing arts venues, movie theaters, museums, sports stadiums and arenas, exhibition halls and convention centers.

Effective December 6, 2021, indoor restaurants, bars and taverns with a seating capacity of LESS than 12 will also need to comply with the Verification of Vaccination order.

Additional information can be found at the King County Health site:  https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/~/media/depts/health/communicable-diseases/documents/C19/LHO-proof-of-vaccination.ashx.  Of course, if you have questions as to how this mandate may be affecting your business, our Corporate and Business and Labor and Employment teams are available to assist.