Seattle, WA — Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, issued the following statement today, which marks the deadline for city employees to submit their vaccine verification information in order to comply with the Mayor and Governor’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. This is an important milestone in our city and state’s efforts towards mitigating the impact of the pandemic.
“As a Seattle Citywide Councilmember, the health and safety of our community is my highest priority. I want to thank our city employees for their commitment to protecting our communities by getting vaccinated. We can be proud in knowing that over 90% of city employees are currently vaccinated, and that number continues to grow in advance of the deadline of midnight tonight.
“I’m grateful for all of the City frontline workers who have had to work in person helping deploy mass testing and vaccination sites, caring for our most vulnerable, keeping working families, and small businesses safe and supported, and all the employees who kept our city moving during the pandemic. The $1,750 for union and non-represented City Employees who worked in-person is a small reward for their great efforts.
“As a city we will continue to monitor the hospitalization rate, number of folks contracting COVID-19 or other variants as we respond collectively. Now is the time for everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated.”