COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Updated January 19, 2022

King County Vaccine Verification Program

To keep our community open for business, King County has created proof of vaccination requirements for many businesses and events.

Starting October 25, 2021, customers and attendees at most indoor restaurants and bars as well as gyms, arts and entertainment venues, and sporting events will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entering. If unvaccinated, patrons may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours by an FDA-approved test.

Beginning December 6, 2021, restaurants, bars, and taverns with seating capacity of less than 12 will be required to comply with King County’s vaccine verification order.

For more information and updates, check the continuously updated KC Vax Verified website.

Access the King County Vaccine Verification Toolkit for Businessesto help implement the new policy in daily operations.

Statewide Plastic Bag Ban in Effect

Starting October 1, 2021, the City of Burien’s plastic bag ban went back into effect. The effective date is in alignment with Washington’s statewide plastic bag ban (RCW.70A.530).

For more resources, please visit Washington State Department of Ecology Single-use Bag Ban website and access the bag ban toolkit.

Burien Eat Streets

The City of Burien has launched Burien Eat Streets, a hyperlocal comprehensive online restaurant directory that makes it easy to support local Burien restaurants.

Please send us photos of your specialty dishes to entice viewers to place an order from you. Businesses that find their restaurant listing needs to be added or modified can contact the City’s economic development team directly at

For more details and guidance on the industries, please visit King County’s workplace and business guidance page.

Be sure to follow City of Burien’s Economic Development Facebook and Instagram pages for more resources for workers, job opportunities, and updated information about the Burien business community.

Check out our resources for workers and community as well. Please see our disclaimer below.

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