King County Fields Reports Of Noncompliance With Vax Check Rules

SEATTLE — Public health officials are reviewing dozens of complaints lodged against businesses over a failure to follow King County’s new vaccine verification rules, according to The Seattle Times.

A public health order took effect on Oct. 25, requiring that patrons 12 and older show proof they are fully vaccinated or recently tested negative for COVID-19 before they can take part in an array of activities, from dining indoors to attending concerts and sporting events.

In the two weeks since, Public Health – Seattle & King County told the Times it had received 150 complaints from the public alleging noncompliance with the order. According to the newspaper, officials deemed at least five of the complaints concerning enough to warrant follow-up visits and are continuing to review the early reports.

The health department said overall compliance with vaccine verification requirements has been high among the thousands of businesses, bars, restaurants and venues they apply to, and enforcement efforts will continue to rely on outreach over punitive measures unless it becomes clear more actions are needed.

Read more in The Seattle Times.

Source: Bellevue Patch