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Record No: CB 120119    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120119
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Held
Current Controlling Legislative Body Finance and Housing Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to employment in Seattle; amending Sections 100.025 and Section 5 of Ordinance 126274 to establish a new date for ending hazard pay requirements and automatically repealing the ordinance.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to employment in Seattle; amending Sections 100.025 and Section 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 the new coronavirus 19 (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 to 15 years became eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations; and
WHEREAS, on May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear a mask inside or outside, except in certain settings such as health care and correctional facilities and except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance; and
WHEREAS, on May 13, 2021, the Washington Governor announce...

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