Safety First at WSCC
We're open, with restrictions
Updated June 21, 2021
Beginning June 30, or sooner if Washington reaches the WA-based vaccination goal of 70% of 16+ individuals initiating vaccine, all industry sectors previously covered by the Roadmap to Recovery or the Safe Start plan (with the limited exceptions noted below for large indoor events) may return to usual capacity and operations. This does not include masking, which will continue under current guidance.
Large indoor events are defined as any event with more than 10,000 simultaneous participants located in an indoors enclosed space. Large indoor events are restricted to 75% capacity, unless vaccination verification is occurring. No physical distancing requirements apply and attendees must follow the current masking requirements. We will reevaluate the restrictions on large indoor events on July 31, 2021 as state guidelines are released.
WSCC staff is available via phone and email to discuss your event needs, and what we will do to maximize safety at our facility. Staff contact information can be found on our website’s Contact Us page.
Safety First Plan
With our valued guests in mind, we are working to further ensure clean and safe gatherings for all. The WSCC Safety First Plan outlines the guidelines and protocols to be followed by all who enter the doors of WSCC. It will be refined and updated as CDC, governmental and industry best practices evolve. Download the most current plan, dated March 31, here.
GBAC STAR™ Accreditation
On March 1, 2021, WSCC achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. 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.
WSCC recommends the public stay informed on COVID-19. Resources include:
- Visit Seattle: https://visitseattle.org/travel-advisory/
- Washington State Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies
- 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
- Centers for Disease Control Considerations for Events and Gatherings: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/considerations-for-events-gatherings.html