UW Retirement Association

COVID-19 Policy for In-person Events

The safety of our members, volunteers and community members is of utmost concern. Following guidance from the UW and Public Health – Seattle & King County, UWRA is requiring all participants in our in-person events to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event. You will be asked to show this proof when you arrive at the event. Face coverings will be required for all attendees, including at outdoor events. Likewise, our staff and volunteers will be vaccinated and masked.

Compliance with this policy may be demonstrated in one of two ways:

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
The following vaccines are accepted for verification and have been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO): Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, AstraZeneca, SinopharmBBIBP, Sinovac, and Novavax. Those vaccinated against COVID-19 by a two-dose CDC- or WHO-authorized mRNA vaccine (such as Moderna and Pfizer), or a single dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson), are considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after the final dose of vaccine (the second dose for a two-dose regimen, or the single dose for a single-dose regimen).

The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:

  • CDC COVID-19 vaccine record card or photo of vaccine card.
  • Printed certificate or QR code from MyIRMobile.com, WAverify.com, or other mobile app.
  • Other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.

Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.

Unvaccinated participants
Event participants who are unable to be vaccinated, including children under 12 and people with a medical or religious exemption, will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered no more than 72 hours prior to the event. Negative results from an FDA-approved COVID-19 molecular (e.g., polymerase chain reaction (PCR)) or an FDA-approved COVID-19 antigen (aka. rapid) test are acceptable. Molecular tests can also be referred to as PCR, reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR), real-time reverse transcription PCR (rRT-PCR), Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), transcription mediated amplification (TMA) assay, reverse transcription loop mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) test. FDA-approved or authorized antigen tests can also be referred to as rapid antigen tests, or lateral flow immunoassays. All are acceptable. Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, a laboratory, or a health care provider cannot be accepted.

The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result:

  • Printed document (from the test provider or laboratory)
  • An email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory.

The information provided must include name of person tested, type of test performed, and date of negative test result.