Today, King County Executive Dow Constantine was joined by Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Public Health – Seattle & King County Interim Director Dennis Worsham, and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce CEO Rachel Smith to kick off a vaccine verification preview campaign aimed at highlighting what businesses and customers can expect – and how to get prepared – once the new policy takes effect across King County on October 25.
Previewing the new policy on social media, the campaign will bring attention to the Public Health Order’s start date and include resources for businesses such as planning checklists and signage, information on ways to show vaccination status or proof of negative COVID-19 test, and how to get vaccinated in King County if residents have yet to do so.
Executive Constantine will also highlight several small businesses getting ready for the new policy, including Cafe Allegro in the U District, where he and Mayor Durkan demonstrated the verification process today. Other businesses include Café Lago and Athletic Form. “This new policy will keep people safe and keep businesses open, protecting our community’s health and economy as we continue to navigate this pandemic,” said Executive Constantine. “As King County businesses and residents prepare for the vaccine verification health order to go into effect, we are here to help with resources, customer service support, and technical assistance.”