Sep 22, 2021  -  Uncategorized

Public Health Information -- New Local Vaccine Verification Order and Other Resources
A Message from King County (9/17/2021)

Hello Community and Business Partners,

Yesterday, Public Health Seattle & King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin announced a new local health order requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter indoor activities and large outdoor events. The vaccine verification order is to protect customers, workers through providing safer spaces, protecting our health care system and helping prevent business closures. It will apply to:

  • Outdoor events with 500 people or more -- such as professional and collegiate sports and entertainment events.
  • Indoor entertainment and recreational events or establishments -- such as professional and collegiate sports, entertainment, performing arts, museums, theatre, live music, gyms, and conferences/conventions.
  • Restaurants and bars (including indoor dining) -- This does not apply to outdoor dining, take-out customers, and places that aren't used as a restaurant such as grocery stores.

Below are various content and social media information to share with your sphere of influence.

1.  King County Health Order: Beginning October 25th, proof of vaccinatin required for indoor activities and large outdoor events

Beginning October 25th in King County, proof of vaccination or a recent negative test result will be required for everyone ages 12+ at outdoor events of 500 or more people, indoor recreational events or establishments, restaurants, and bars.

2.  FAQ: What if you can't find your verification record?

Full FAQ on the vaccination verification page under Section 2: About proof of vaccination, question 3. If you lost your CDC vaccination card, you can sign up for MyIR, ask your health provider, or check at your vaccination site.

3.  In-Language resources:

4.  Social Media

Includes an infographic showing examples of events and links to, an online/mobile to access proof of vaccination. Share via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Even after recovering from COVID-19, you can still get infected again and spread the virus. Many people also deal with long-term symptoms after recovering. Getting vaccinated protects you and others who are vulnerable.

Community navigators Vicky Navarro and Juan Fernando Luna talk with primary care physician Dr. Heather Flynn about masking in indoor spaces, boosters and return to school.

Watch the full press conference here. Includes ASL interpretation.

Beginning October 25th, all King County residents ages 12 and over will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter certain indoor and outdoor events and establishments in King County.