King County rolls out vaccine verification enforcement plan

If a King County business chooses not to check your COVID-19 vaccine status, it could now face hefty fines.

SEATTLE — King County businesses that repeatedly choose not to enforce the county’s COVID-19 vaccine verification mandate could face fines and temporary closure.

About a month after the policy took effect, Public Health – Seattle & King County released an enforcement plan Tuesday that outlines the steps it will take to ensure businesses are checking customer compliance.

As of Oct. 25, the county requires people 12 and older to verify they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a negative test result to access large

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