Effective March 9, the Port will require employees of contractors and consultants working in most non public Port facilities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
This requirement is to assure the Port can meet its mission, maintain operational gateways, and maximize protection of its employees.
To meet the vaccine requirement, contractors and consultants with employees working in most non-public Port facilities must complete and submit attestation forms to the Port by March 9 to certify that employees working in those non-public Port facilities for more than 15 minutes at a time are fully vaccinated.
If possible, contractors are asked to voluntarily provide attestations earlier in order to help ensure Port worker safety, consultant and contractor workers safety, and to minimize the current high public spread. Firms under contract with the Port are being notified of this requirement via email beginning the last week of January 2022.
Attestation forms should be submitted to CovidAttestation@portseattle.org.
Over time the Port will continue to develop our safety guidelines as necessary to ensure the safety of Port employees and operational continuity of Port facilities and consistency with evolving federal and State of Washington directives, and health agency guidelines.
This requirement is necessary to maintain the continuity of our operations and protect the health of Port employees who work alongside employees of contractors and consultants within enclosed spaces for more than 15 minutes. The Port began requiring its employees to demonstrate vaccination against COVID-19 in 2021.