Meet Safely at the Center
Updated May 27, 2022
We are pleased to provide you with the following information to help you understand the health requirements necessary when participating in an event at the Washington State Convention Center. Please note, COVID-19 precautions or mitigation strategies are at the discretion of show management of contracted events.
Masking: Starting March 12, 2022, masks are not required in indoor public spaces. Please respect the right of others to wear a mask. https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/current-guidance/masks.aspx
Vaccination: Beginning March 1, 2022, the vaccine verification requirement will no longer be in effect in King County. https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/current-guidance/verify.aspx
Capacity Restrictions: Capacity restrictions are no longer in effect.
We offer these FAQs to help you understand how SCC is currently operating in terms of mandates and outbreak prevention best practices.
SCC staff is available via phone and email to discuss your event needs, and what we will do to maximize safety and maintain compliance at our facility. Staff contact information can be found on our website’s Contact Us page.
GBAC STAR™ Accreditation
On March 1, 2021, SCC achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery, and earned re-accreditation in Spring 2022. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, GBAC STAR™ provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations. For more information on the GBAC STAR facility accreditation program, visit the Global Biorisk Advisory Council website here.
- Visit Seattle: https://visitseattle.org/travel-advisory/
- Washington State Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies
- Washington State Department of Labor & Industries: https://www.lni.wa.gov/agency/outreach/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-covid-19-resources
- Public Health – Seattle & King County: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19.aspx
- Centers for Disease Control Event Planning Q & A: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html