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Record No: CB 120372    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120372
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/2/2022
Ordinance No: Ord 126638
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to employment in Seattle; amending Sections 100.025, 100.030, and 5 of Ordinance 126274 to establish a new date for ending hazard pay requirements and automatically repealing the ordinance.
Sponsors: No Sponsor Required
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to employment in Seattle; amending Sections 100.025, 100.030, and 5 of Ordinance 126274 to establish a new date for ending hazard pay requirements and automatically repealing the ordinance.
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WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, the Washington Governor issued Proclamation 20-05, proclaiming a state of emergency for all counties throughout the state of Washington in response to new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19"); and
WHEREAS, on March 3, 2020, the Mayor proclaimed a civil emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on February 3, 2021, The City of Seattle enacted Ordinance 126274 (Hazard Pay for Grocery Employees Ordinance) requiring grocery businesses to provide employees with hazard pay for work performed in Seattle during the COVID-19 emergency; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 126274 states the intention of the City Council ("Council") to consider modifying or eliminating hazard pay requirements after four months of implementation and review of the current health, safety, and economic risks of frontline work during the COVID-19 emergency; and
WHEREAS, on March 17, 2021, grocery employees working in Washington State became eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations; and
WHEREAS, on April 15, 2021, all Washington residents 16 years and older became eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations; and
WHEREAS, on May 12, 2021, all Washington residents 12 years and older became eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations; and
WHEREAS, on January 11, 2022, all Washington residents five years and older became eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations; and
WHEREAS, on June 18, 2022, all Washington residents older than six months became eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations; and
WHEREAS, on June 30, 2021, the Washington Governor announced a statewide reopening with a return to full capacity for most public spaces, including grocery and retail stores; and
WHEREAS, Public Health-Sea...

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