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First AME COVID-19 Re-Entering Policy

The First AME Seattle North and South worship service Policy allows for entry for worship service starting July 18th. The policy allows those with proof of full vaccination to enter the church service. (Applies to all ages) This policy will be enforced as a pilot for up to two months. Those who are not vaccinated for Covid-19 are able to watch the service on Facebook Live.

This policy is developed in accordance with CDC guidelines and Governor Inslee’s phase 3 guidelines which include indoor worship service at 50% capacity, wearing masks and 6 feet distancing.

Covid-19 is a respiratory viral disease and can be transmitted by coughing, sneezing, singing and yelling. Wearing a mask will reduce the spread of those droplets, and there’s always some risk. Good hand washing and sanitizer will be needed by all.
Entering the Church, people will be asked to show their vaccination card with date and have a thermometer check and health questionnaire form completed on sight and kept in church office, otherwise no entry.  Safety measures are for all concerned. Covid -19 has killed over 500,000 people including young healthy people. To prevent cross-contamination we will enter the church through one door and exit through another when possible.


The following addition to the policy was added August 19, 2021.

KN95 masks or equivalent are now recommended for entry to First AME church service.

First AME  Re-Entry Team

Reverend Dr. Carey Anderson

Key points about COVID-19 vaccines

What we know
• The COVID-19 vaccine is available to people 12 years and older.
• Three COVID-19 vaccines have received FDA Emergency Use Authorization and approval from the Western States Scientific Review Group.
• All three vaccines are equally safe and effective.
• There are many benefits of getting vaccinated for COVID-19 and doing so will help end the pandemic.
• We still need to wear masks, practice physical distancing and wash our hands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.


Where can I go to get my vaccination? 

• Contact your health care provider to see if he or she has available vaccination appointments.
• If you don't have a health care provider or if your provider doesn't have vaccine available, Washington State's Phase Finder online tool can confirm your eligibility The Washington State Department of Health website contains additional vaccine locations. 


       PLEASE NOTE: Vaccine information is being added regularly to the Washington State Department of Health website. Go to and search the COVID 19 page. 

       ***The most comprehensive list of vaccine locations is contained within the Department of Health website.*** Many clinics have temporarily paused their administration of Dose 1. Please check the websites of vaccine locations frequently to obtain the most up-to-date vaccine scheduling information. 


• If you can't use the online Phase Finder tool and have no one to assist you, you can get help over the phone from Washington state's COVID-19 Assistance Hotline: Dial 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Available Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and observed state holidays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. NOTE: If someone can assist you, the online Phase Finder may save time 

You may also text the word “Coronavirus” to 211211 to receive information and updates on your phone wherever you are. You will receive links to the latest information on COVID-19, including county-level updates and resources for families, businesses, students and more.


 What must I bring to get vaccinated? 

      You will need to bring:

      Identification with date of birth: state, tribe, or federal issued ID. Employee ID can be used for Phase 1a eligible.


Additional scheduling information from the UW: 

UW Medicine is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for eligible patients, according to guidance from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). This follows Governor Inslee’s announcement to launch the first group within Phase 1B of the state’s plan for COVID-19 vaccine allocation and prioritization. If you are a member of the previous Phase 1A, which includes high-risk healthcare workers, first responders, and staff and residents of long-term care facilities, you also remain eligible to receive the vaccine.

When will the vaccine be available to me (as a UW patient)?

Your UW Medicine eCare account is the best way to stay informed about your vaccination registration timing. We encourage you to sign up or log in to for the latest information, as it becomes available.

How to get the vaccine (via UW Medicine):

An appointment is required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We will not be accepting walk-ins at any UW Medicine vaccination site, hospital or clinic.

There are two ways to schedule vaccine appointments:
• Online self-scheduling: Go to to access our online scheduling tools.
• Call or text 844.520.8700: Eligible patients will be put in line to receive a call back to make an appointment. Appointments will be made only during the call back. 

We anticipate large demand and long wait times for both online and phone scheduling. We also have a limited number of appointments available based on vaccine supply and vaccination site capacity. We appreciate your patience as you navigate the process and as we assess our ability to add more vaccination appointment times and locations.

Next eligible patients (UW Medicine)
In the coming weeks, we will provide updates as vaccine scheduling opens to additional groups of patients who meet eligibility criteria outlined by the state. The timing for vaccinations for each group within the UW Medicine patient community will depend on available vaccine quantities and guidelines from the DOH. For more information on DOH vaccination plans, visit

As you await your opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and after you are vaccinated, please maintain the health and safety guidelines of masking, physical distancing, handwashing and avoiding indoor gatherings. Your collaboration on these precautions helps to control the unfortunate rise in COVID-19 cases that is continuing across our state.


Swedish Hospital and Seattle University have joined together to offer a
Community COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic.

For more information on this community clinic please check this website:

A phone number is not available for the clinic at this time.

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