King County Extends Vaccine Mandate Deadline

SEATTLE (AP) – Washington state’s most populous county has reached a deal with unions representing most of its employees that extends the deadline to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to Dec. 2.

The Seattle Times reports the agreement – which covers about 10,000 workers – was announced Wednesday by King County Executive Dow Constantine.

The county, like the state and city of Seattle, had previously announced a deadline of Oct. 18 for employees be fully vaccinated, with those who don’t comply facing termination.

Constantine’s office says 87% of county workers have received at least one vaccine dose and 80% have been fully vaccinated.

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