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King County Public Health Information – IMPORTANT New Local Vaccine Verification Order and Other Resources

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 bar (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.


King County Health Order: Beginning October 25, proof of vaccination required for indoor activities and large outdoor events

Beginning October 25 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.

Vaccine verification web page: includes FAQs, a PDF slide deck describing the requirements (also attached to this email, in-language versions available on the web page), and links to the Local Health Order and other resources.
Public Health Insider blog post explaining the order, available in English and Spanish.


FAQ: What if you can’t find your vaccination 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.


In-language resources:
Vaccination verification policy informational slide deck: Added in Somali, Ukrainian and Tagalog to the Vaccination verification page.
Updated COVID-19 page banner: Describes the new vaccine verification policy. Select from the Languages drop-down menu on the COVID-19 Information and Resources page


Social Media:

King County Local Health Officer Order: Vaccination verification

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

Vaccination pop-up events: September 17-19

For event times and more details, go to: http://kingcounty.gov/vaccine/schedule.

Suggested response to “COVID-19 has a high recovery rate. I don’t need to get vaccinated”

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.

Video interview: COVID-19 Q&A with community leaders and health experts

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.

Video: full press conference announcing proof of vaccination policy (from Thursday, 9/16)

Watch the full press conference at https://youtu.be/eYZbGHUgr5E. Includes ASL interpretation.

King County Local Health Officer Order: Vaccination verification (share via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)

Beginning October 25, 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.





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