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Click link: Please refer to the WA State COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers


Responsibilities and Expectations for Businesses/Organizations involving Customers/Patrons:

• Customers are required to wear face coverings unless fully vaccinated or otherwise exempt, as

provided in the Secretary of Health’s face covering order found here.

• Businesses must post signage in a prominent location visible to patrons at each entry informing

customers of the face covering requirement.

• No Inquiry Option: A business may choose to assume that any customer who enters a business

without a face covering is fully vaccinated and refrain from inquiring about the customer’s

vaccination status.

• Inquiry Option: A business may choose to engage with a customer who enters a business without

wearing a face covering. In these circumstances, if a customer enters without wearing a face

covering, the business may engage with the customer to ensure the customer is aware of the

face covering requirement and to ask if the customer is either fully vaccinated or otherwise

exempt from wearing a face covering as provided in the Secretary of Health’s face covering order

and Proclamation 20-25.13.

o If the customer responds stating s/he is fully vaccinated and therefore exempt under the

Proclamation, the business may allow the customer to enter without further inquiry. A

business is not prohibited and shall not be prohibited by any state or local government

official or agency or landlord from requesting proof of vaccination or requiring a customer

to sign an attestation stating that s/he is fully vaccinated.

o If the customer responds stating s/he is not fully vaccinated but is otherwise exempt

under the Proclamation, the business may:

▪ Offer a reasonable accommodation (alternative way to receive service, if feasible). If

the reasonable accommodation is refused, deny the person entry; or

▪ Allow the customer to enter.

o If the customer declines to provide information or states that s/he refuses to wear a face

covering (not exempt under the face covering order and proclamation but unwilling to

wear a face covering), the business must deny the customer entry/service (unless there

are worker safety concerns). The business may choose to offer an alternative way to

receive service, when feasible; however, if the alternative is refused, the business must 

deny entry as provided above.

• Businesses are not required to directly engage with a customer if there is reason to believe that

engaging with the customer would pose a threat to worker safety.


Exceptions:

o One’s vaccination status is irrelevant in the following settings, where facial covering

requirements for all individuals (unless otherwise exempted) continue to apply: health

care settings (including long-term care, doctor’s offices, hospitals), correctional facilities,

homeless shelters, K-12 Schools, childcare facilities, and day camps in locations where

children and/or adolescents are present, and public transportation (aircraft, train, buses,

road vehicles).


 For the below non-exhaustive list of industries/activities where additional

capacity/flexibility is contingent on vaccination status and/or a negative COVID test,

businesses/organizations must receive and document proof of employee/customer

vaccination/test status as follows and consistent with the relevant industry-specific guidelines:

o Overnight camps – require proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test for

employees and campers.

o Sporting events – school and non-school, youth and adult, wrestling and water polo

activities require proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID testing protocol for

employees and competitors.

o Cruises – require proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID tests for crew and

passengers.

o Large Spectator Events – require proof of vaccination those 12 and older or a

negative COVID test for those ages 5-12 for admission to vaccinated sections.

• Additionally:

o A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the

second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after they

have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen).

o Businesses include for-profit, nonprofit and governmental entities that serve customers

on-site.

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