Starting Tuesday May 18th, Sudden Valley will no longer require residents, customers, or staff who are fully vaccinated to wear a face mask. This is in accordance with the new CDC Guidelines released on May 13th.
“The president has announced new masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, and we are adopting those recommendations today in the state of Washington. I do want to stress these recommendations, as celebratory as they are, they refer to people who are fully vaccinated. That means people who are two weeks after their second dose who had the Pfizer and Moderna shot…or two weeks after the one-shot vaccine. We’re going to update our guidance documents working with the department of health and labor industries to reflect this as soon as possible.”Washington State Governor Jay Inslee said in the May 14th press conference
This new guidance specifies that you are considered fully vaccinated if:
It has been at least 14 days after your second dose of a 2-shot vaccine
It has been 14 days after your shot in a single dose vaccine
If you do not meet either of these requirements, you are NOT considered fully vaccinated, and it is strongly recommended that you continue taking precautions like social distancing and mask wearing until you are considered fully vaccinated.
This new guidance applies to all Sudden Valley Facilities, both indoor and outdoor. Sudden Valley Staff will NOT be verifying vaccination status of unmasked individuals and Staff who are considered vaccinated will discontinue wearing masks when assisting customers.
For more information, read this article from the WA Governor’s Office. At this time, we do not know what the guidance will look like for SVCA facilities on June 30. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.