Safety First at WSCC
We're open, with restrictions
Updated June 30, 2021
Effective June 30, all industry sectors previously covered by guidance in the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery or the Safe Start Reopening Plan may return to usual capacity and operations, with limited exceptions for large indoor events (any event with more than 10,000 simultaneous participants in an indoor, enclosed space). We will reevaluate the restrictions on large indoor events on July 31, 2021 as state guidelines are released.
The Washington Ready guidance includes a recommendation for vaccine verification or negative testing for large indoor and outdoor events. There will be no restrictions on capacities for restaurants, bars, stores, businesses, theaters etc.; no physical distancing requirements; and no mask requirements for vaccinated individuals (unless required by individual businesses). Travelers should follow CDC recommendations.
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.
- 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