Vaccination Requirements

  • New Vaccination Requirement

    Beginning October 25, people ages 12 and older 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.

    Vaccination Verification Page
    Additional resources for business

    Locations requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test

    • Restaurants and Bars: Includes indoor dining. Does not apply to outdoor dining, take-out customers, and places not primarily used as indoor dining locations, (ex. grocery stores). The order gives the option for a longer preparation period for smaller restaurants and bars with a seating capacity of 12 or less, with an implementation date of December 6.
    • Indoor recreational events or establishments: Such as professional and collegiate sports, performing arts and live music venues, movie theaters, gyms, conferences, and conventions
    • Outdoor events: with 500 people or more
      Such as professional and collegiate sports and entertainment events.


    Direct immediate questions to

  • Vaccine Locators

    Eastside Vaccination Sites

    Interpretation Needs

    If you need language interpretation or online help, the following hotlines are available. State your preferred language when connected:

    • WA State COVID-19 Assistance hotline: 1-800-525-0127 or 1-888-856-5816 (then press #), 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (Monday), 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (Tuesday-Sunday)
    • King County COVID-19 Call Center: 206-477-3977, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
      For telephone-to-text relay service, dial: 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384. For tactile interpretation, contact:

    Additional Sites in King County

    • Complete this form to be notified of City of Seattle vaccination appointment opportunities (open to all King County residents age 16+)
    • In-home vaccinations through Public Health Seattle & King County are available for individuals in King County unable to leave their homes
    • Vaccine Locator (Washington State Department of Health)

Mask Requirements

  • When Should I Wear A Mask?

    Read more here.


    • Face masks are required at any outdoor event with 500 or more people in attendance. This requirement applies to all vaccinated and unvaccinated people, 5 years of age and older.
    • Masks are strongly recommended for everyone 5 years of age and older – both vaccinated and unvaccinated – in any other outdoor setting where people cannot remain at least 6 feet apart from non-household members.
    • Open outdoor public places (at least 6 feet distance from others) – masks not required

    Indoor public places

    • King County requires that everyone ages 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in indoor public settings like grocery, retail, theaters, and entertainment establishments

    Masks continue to be required at all doctor’s offices, hospitals, long-term care, testing/vaccination sites, correctional facilities, homeless service sites, schools and childcare, or on public transportation.


Healthy Washington Reopening Plan

  • About

    Latest Updates

    On May 13, 2021, Governor Inslee announced that the state will reopen on June 30 (or earlier if 70% or more of Washingtonians over age 16 get their first vaccine dose). Read the article here.

    These COVID mitigation measures will remain in place after the state’s economy fully reopens.

    • Industries may return to usual operations at that time – with one caveat: the current applicable masking guidance will still be required.
    • There will be capacity restrictions for large indoor event venues, and there will be certain COVID mitigation measures going on in schools and universities.
    • Indoor venues that can accommodate 10,000 or more people will be restricted to 75% capacity after the state lifts most COVID restrictions. The guidance will not require physical distancing, but attendees must follow the current masking requirements. The governor said the state will reevaluate this restriction at the end of July.

    What is Healthy Washington?

    Healthy Washington is the phased reopening plan for Washington state. The plan took effect on January 11, 2021. On March 11, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that the plan will transition from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process.

    How do I know which phase I am in?

    King County entered Phase 3 on March 22, 2021.

    When can a county move to another phase?

    Certain metrics and thresholds help determine if it is safe for a county to enter into a new phase of reopening. Counties will be individually evaluated every three weeks. For a overview of the metrics used for measuring a county’s progress, visit

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