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King County Executive continues to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees

Oct 7, 2022, 12:05 PM | Updated: 12:36 pm

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Despite Gov. Jay Inslee ending the COVID-19 state of emergency by Oct. 31, King County Executive Dow Constantine has released guidelines requiring all executive branch employees to be fully vaccinated unless they require accommodation.

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According to an internal announcement shared with the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH, the extended order will also require all contractors and volunteers working with the executive’s office to be vaccinated.

“That employee message is genuine, and I don’t have any updates to share on our employment policies,” said Chase Gallagher, King County Executive spokesperson, to KIRO Newsradio. “I would point you to our previous comments on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines in preventing serious illness and death from COVID.”

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