COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for City Contractors and Volunteers

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for City Contractors and Volunteers 

The City of Seattle is preparing for the next chapter in the COVID-19 pandemic and will officially end its Civil Emergency Proclamation after Oct. 31, 2022. This change aligns Governor Inslee ending the state-wide state of emergency the same date.

While these proclamations will be ending, the COVID-19 vaccine mandate that went in place for employees, volunteers at City sites and contractors on Dec. 5, 2021 will remain in effect.

To read the mandate issued on Sept. 28, 2021 by then-Mayor Durkan, view the Executive Order 2021-08: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for City Contractors 

In-language info

ለከተማ ተቋራጮች እና በጎ ፈቃደኞች የኮቪድ-19 የክትባት መስፈርቶች (Amharic)

시 계약자 및 자원 봉사자에 대한 COVID-19 백신 접종 요건 (Korean)

Shuruudaha Tallaalka COVID-19 oo loogu talagalay Qandaraaslayda iyo Tabarucayaasha Magaalada ka shaqeeya (Somali)

Requisitos sobre la vacunación contra el COVID-19 para los contratistas y voluntarios de la Ciudad (Spanish)

Ang mga Kinakailangan na COVID-19 na Pagpapabakuna para sa mga Kontratista at mga Nagboboluntaryo para sa Lungsod (Tagalog)

市政府承包商和志願者的COVID-19 疫苗接種規定 (Traditional Chinese)

Yêu Cầu Tiêm Vắc-xin COVID-19 cho Nhân Viên Hợp Đồng và Tình Nguyện Viên của Thành Phố (Vietnamese)

Who does this order apply to?

All City of Seattle contractors and volunteers contracting with executive offices and departments* must be fully vaccinated if their work involves being on-site or in-person. 

  • "In-person" includes any situation where a contractor or volunteer interacts face-to-face with the public or other City staff, contractors or volunteers, regardless of how many other people are present. 
  • "On-site" includes, but is not limited to City property, City facilities, City rights-of-way and/or locations that require interaction with the general public. The requirement applies to indoor and outdoor worksites, regardless of whether other workers are present or not. 
  • The Executive Order does not apply to contractors that have a fleeting physical presence on site (aka delivery drivers) and contractors where work is always performed off-site and does not involve in-person interactions (aka consultants solely on video calls). 

 *Executive offices and departments means all departments reporting to the Mayor, which is all offices and departments except Seattle City Council, Seattle Municipal Court and Seattle City Attorney.  

What does "contractor" include? 

  • Providers of goods and services (vendors); 
  • Providers of public works/construction services; 
  • Consultants;  
  • Subcontractors and subconsultants;  
  • A person engaged to work as an employee, temporary employee or other working arrangement with any group listed above. 

What does "volunteer" include? 

  • Any individual donating time or service to a department of the City of Seattle. 

What are next steps? 

By Dec. 5, 2021, businesses this Executive Order applies to will need to submit an attestation form declaring they have verified evidence of vaccination for every contractor subject to the vaccination requirement.  

Attestation forms, FAQs and other info are on the links to the right. 

Where are vaccinations available? 

Please visit the COVID-19 vaccine page to find places to get vaccinated. 

If you have questions, please contact FAS_PC@seattle.gov