Restaurants and bars with seating for fewer than 12 customers will be required to verify vaccination status.
KING COUNTY, Wash. — King County’s COVID-19 vaccine verification policy will apply to all restaurants and bars starting Monday.
The mandate, which previously covered large outdoor public events and indoor establishments, will apply to restaurants and bars with seating for fewer than 12 people. The vaccine verification mandate will be in full effect in King County.
“We have heard from businesses that vaccine verification is going well in King County,” Rachel Smith, president and CEO of the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce, said in a prepared statement. “While it may involve extra work in the short-term, this step is helping customers and staff feel safe as they get back to many of the activities we missed in earlier phases of the pandemic. We support vaccination because we know it’s the path out