COVID-19 Mitigation Requirements for Events

Table comparing requirements by event size

Masks

In accordance with Washington State guidelines, everyone ages 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks at public events. As an event organizer, it is your responsibility to post signage requiring masks at your event. For more information and resources, see the Department of Health face covering guidance and FAQs

Vaccination Verification

Get the Seattle Special Events Vaccination and Negative Test Verification Plan Guidelines Here 

Events expected to have 500 or more attendees at one time are required to prepare a plan for verifying that event attendees (including any workers, volunteers, or others) are fully vaccinated or have proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours.  

Your written plan may take the form that you find most useful to operations. Please submit the written plan, along with any maps, diagrams, layouts or other supporting material, as an attachment to your Special Events Permit Application.    If your event is expected to have 10,000 or more attendees, you may incorporate your vaccine verification plan into your overall comprehensive plan. See below for more information.  

Meeting the components of these templates does not guarantee permit approval. 

Get the Seattle Special Events Vaccination and Negative Test Verification Plan Guidelines Here  

Comprehensive Plan

Get the COVID-19 Health & Action Management Plan Toolkit Here 

Events expected to have 10,000 or more attendees are required to prepare a comprehensive plan to reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 that meets or exceed current state and Public Health guidelines. Additionally, all events must employ a designated event COVID-19 supervisor to monitor the implementation and enforcement of the approved plan on-site during the event.  

To assist event organizers in the development of their COVID-19 Health & Action Management Plans, we offer a Toolkit that serves as a reference guide including established state and Public Health guidelines, L&I requirements and a written operational plan framework. Meeting the components of this guide does not guarantee permit approval.  

Your written plan may take the form that you find most useful to operations. Please submit the written plan, along with any maps, diagrams, layouts or other supporting material, as an attachment to your Special Events Permit Application.  

Meeting the components of these templates does not guarantee permit approval.  

Get the COVID-19 Health & Action Management Plan Toolkit Here 

Resources

Special Event Committee Vaccination and Negative Test Verification Plan Guidelines 

COVID-19 Health & Action Management Plan Toolkit  

Department of Health face covering guidance 

King County Vaccination Verification Toolkit 

King County Vaccination Verification Information