News for the Week of September 13

News highlights for the week of September 13.

Latest Numbers. In Mercer Island, there have been 837 positive cases reported as of September 17. DOH reported a total of 550,093 confirmed cases as of Sept. 15. There have been 7,145 COVID-19 deaths in Washington. For the latest city and county data, click here.

Starting in October, proof of vaccination or negative test will be required in King County to participate in most indoor and outdoor activities and establishments. King County’s Public Health Officer issued a Health Order requiring verification of full vaccination or a negative test to enter certain indoor and outdoor activities and establishments. The Health Order will go into effect October 25. Click here to learn more.

Situation Reports. Click here to catch up on the latest information and reports.

Information for Businesses

New COVID-19 Vaccine Verification Requirement. Beginning October 25, King County will require customers and attendees to show proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Help is available for businesses as they navigate how to implement this new requirement including Frequently Asked Questions and more details on the new policy, such as which businesses are impacted, what qualifies as proof of vaccination, and plans for enforcement. Click here for more information.

Vaccine News

King County vaccination pop-ups schedule. No appointment necessary. Vaccines are free to everyone ages 12 and up, regardless of your income, insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. Visit the link above for event times and other details.

COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report. DOH provides data and criteria on fully vaccinated people who test positive with COVID-19 and may or may not develop symptoms. between January 17, 2021 – September 4, 2021, DOH officials have identified 31,708 vaccine breakthrough cases in Washington State. Read the full September 15 report.

King County COVID-19 Vaccine Data At-a-Glance. Page updated daily here.

Need vaccine support? Call the DOH support line 1-833-VAX-HELP for assistance.

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