So, it appears very soon at church, a sporting event, a theater, or other public entertainment venues, there will be the 'vaccinateds,' and the nots.

Monday, Gov. Inslee announced changes to seating or capacity for venues who have a vaccinated section. From his release:

  • "Outdoor facilities may add vaccinated sections until their total capacity is 50% maximum or 22,000 people, whichever is lower, inclusive of both vaccinated and unvaccinated sections.
    Outdoor unvaccinated spectators cannot exceed 9,000 people.
  • Indoor facilities may add vaccinated sections until their total capacity is 50% maximum, or maximum 2000 people, whichever is lower, inclusive of both vaccinated and unvaccinated sections. Indoor unvaccinated spectators in Phase 2 cannot exceed 200 people, or 300 for rooms greater than 100,000 square feet of space—and indoor unvaccinated spectators in Phase 3
    cannot exceed 400 people, or 600 for rooms greater than 100,000 square feet of space."

So, at a baseball game, if you're vaccinated, citing his previous example, the vaccinated section will be a LOT bigger than the area for those who are not. More and more legislators and officials are saying this is blatant discrimination.

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Offering special perks to people who have chosen to get the shot, which is a personal decision often based upon health, religious or other reasons, is denying equal access to all persons.

There has not been any kind of a vote, legislative proposal, requirement or mandate that a person receive a COVID vaccine.

According to Inslee's release:

"Under the updated guidance the following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination: Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided and date last dose administered) OR a photo of a vaccination card as a separate document OR a photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device OR documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record. Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted."

It is likely it won't be long before we start to see lawsuits or legal actions over these 'perks.'

 

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