Vaccine Requirement for Child Care and Early Learning Providers
On August 18, 2021, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced a requirement that all child care and early learning staff be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 18, 2021. The requirement also includes those who are working in K-12 public, private and charter schools. According to the announcement:
Childcare providers affected by the requirement include the following groups
Licensed, certified and contracted early learning and childcare programs
License-exempt early learning, childcare and youth-development programs
Contractors (coaches, volunteers, trainers, etc.)
Not included in this mandate are providers delivering FFN (family, friends and neighbors) care.
Still have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? Here are a few helpful resources:
For information on where to get a vaccine, visit the Snohomish Health District website
Additionally, the indoor mask mandate has been expanded to include all individuals age 5 and up regardless of vaccination status.
You can read the full announcement from the Governor's office here
The number of cases of COVID-19 in Snohomish County continues to increase. You can find the current case counts here
. Continue to take all of the layered precautions outlined in the child care COVID-19 guidance