Seattle & King County to Require Proof of COVID Vaccine or Negative Test [Video]

Image Courtesy of Pame Figueroa (Flickr CC0)

Enforcing vaccination charge in open venues could be an effective apparatus for violence behind a pandemic. Joining other vast civil areas, Seattle and King County will need explanation of COVID-19 vaccination or disastrous exam formula for congregation 12 and older, according to county leaders and health officials on Sept 16, 2021. The charge will take outcome on Oct 25, giving unvaccinated people a event to accept a compulsory vaccine doses — possibly dual Pfizer or Moderna shots or one Johnson Johnson.

Once it takes effect, usually entirely vaccinated people or those with a disastrous COVID-19 exam taken within 72 hours of entrance will be authorised to condescend restaurants, bars, gyms, film theaters, and other indoor party venues. The charge also relates to outside events with 500 or some-more in attendance, such as sporting venues, fairs, and concerts.

Image Courtesy of Kevin FitzGerrell (Flickr CC0)

Even yet a COVID vaccination/test requirement does not impact outside dining, take-out orders, and selling in places like grocery stores, entirely vaccinated people will strengthen others — business and employees alike.

The health sequence does not change a county’s masking mandates, requiring everybody during slightest 5 years aged to facade adult while indoors during open places, including grocery stores, selling malls, and schools. However, officials rarely suggest wearing a facade outdoor when amicable enmity from others is not possible.

COVID-19 Public Health Implications

As a Delta various rips by America, health officials hasten to wand behind a arise in COVID infections. The CDC topsy-turvy masking and vaccination manners a agencies determined when it seemed a pathogen had intended out, that primarily stirred many states to reinstitute masking mandates — generally for schools and businesses.

Even yet Washington is now a 9th many vaccinated state in a nation, with 61.81 percent of authorised people entirely vaccinated opposite COVID-19, as of Sep 8, health officials reported roughly 600 new infections any day over a final week. These numbers simulate a scarcely 500 percent boost compared to rates during this time final year.

In King County, a pathogen genocide rates in also on a rise. In a past week, internal hospitals reported an normal of approximately 3.5 COVID-19 deaths each day. Dr. Jeff Duchin, a county health official, pronounced this is scarcely double what a segment gifted for most of a pandemic. He combined that while new cases plateaued over a past few weeks, a caseload stays during a “very high level.”

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


The Seattle Times: King County business of restaurants, theaters, gyms, contingency uncover explanation of vaccination or disastrous test; by Paige Cornwell
The Seattle Times: Here’s what we need to know about King County’s vaccine or exam requirement; by Amanda Zhou
Q13 FOX: Seattle, King County announce indoor vaccine requirement to quarrel COVID-19 spread; by Brandi Kruse and Q13 News Staff

Featured and Top Image Courtesy of Pame Figueroa’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License
Inset Image Courtesy of Kevin FitzGerrell’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License

Seattle King County to Require Proof of COVID Vaccine or Negative Test [Video] combined by Cathy Milne-Ware on Sep 17, 2021
View all posts by Cathy Milne-Ware →