Meet Safely at the Center
Updated October 27, 2021
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. In addition to the government mandates described below, any additional COVID-19 precautions or mitigation strategies are at the discretion of show management of contracted events.
King County/City of Seattle
A health order issued by Public Health - Seattle & King County requires verification of full vaccination status, or a negative COVID-19 test to enter indoor entertainment and recreational establishments and events such as live music, performing arts, gyms, restaurants, bars, and convention centers. This requirement is in effect as of October 25, 2021. The order, issued by Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin, will be in effect for up to 6 months and reevaluated at that time, or sooner based on conditions. The full text of the order is found here:
State of Washington
A statewide mask requirement went into effect on August 23, 2021. In accordance with the Governor's Emergency Proclamation 20-25 and Order 20-03.5 amendment, every person in Washington must wear a face covering when they are in a place that is generally accessible to any person from outside their household, subject to specific exceptions and exemptions.
Capacity restrictions for indoor events with attendance at or above 10,000 are in effect, as outlined in the Roadmap for Recovery, found here:
WSCC 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.
COVID-19 Health Order FAQs for Meeting Planners
With our valued guests in mind, we are working to ensure clean and safe gatherings for all. The WSCC COVID-19 Health Order FAQs should answer many of your questions regarding mandates, health orders, masks, vaccination and test requirements, and best practices. Download the document here. Please work with your WSCC Event Manager to determine how these requirements impact your event.
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
- 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
- Centers for Disease Control Considerations for Events and Gatherings: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/considerations-for-events-gatherings.html