As we pray for our world and the people of faith in our church community, please know that we want to practice safety and be in compliance with our state health guidelines. When we gather together for worship once we go inside our buildings the following FAME Church policy must be observed to enter:
Temperature check upon entering our buildings.
Complete our church form for contact tracing purposes.
Mask or proper face shield must be worn during our services and while in the building.
Once inside, wash hands frequently when contacting surfaces and using the restroom facilities. Sanitation dispensers will be readily available.
Adhere to social distancing practices by maintaining a 6 ft. separation of others.
We will allow 2 persons in the restrooms at one time.
If worshippers fail or refuse to abide by these regulations, you will not be allowed into our worship services.
We desire to worship with consideration and care for others.
Key points about COVID-19 vaccines
What we know
• We are now in Phase 1B of Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline
• Phase 1A includes high-risk health care workers, first responders, and staff and residents of long-term care facilities.
• This first group of Phase 1B patients eligible for vaccination includes individuals who are age 65 years and older and individuals who are age 50 years and older in a multigenerational (two or more generations) household.
• Two COVID-19 vaccines have received FDA Emergency Use Authorization and approval from the Western States Scientific Review Group. One vaccine was developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and the other by Moderna.
• Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine 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.
How to determine if you are eligible for a COVID 19 vaccination:
Confirm Phase 1a or 1b1 eligibility
Employers must identify workers who meet eligibility criteria for Phase 1a. For complete Phase 1a eligibility guidelines, refer to WA State COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Guidance for Phase 1a.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has created Phase Finder, an online self-assessment so that someone can find out if they are eligible for vaccination. Phase Finder is currently only for those eligible for Phase 1a or Phase 1b1 but will be open to other priority groups as the state moves to new phases of vaccine distribution.
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 www.FindYourPhaseWA.org. 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 doh.wa.gov 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.
Confirmation of eligibility: the Phase Finder eligibility confirmation page.
For Phase 1a, a voucher letter from your employer can also be used. Voucher letters should include the employee's name and a statement verifying that Phase 1a eligibility
guidelines are met at specified by DOH
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.
Criteria for first group in Phase 1B
This first group of patients eligible to receive the vaccine includes:
1. Individuals who are age 65 years and older
2. Individuals who are age 50 years and older in a multigenerational (two or more generations) household, defined as:
• People who are 50 and older AND are not able to live independently, who either:
• Are receiving long-term care from a paid or unpaid caregiver, or
• Are living with someone who works outside the home
• People who are 50 and older AND are living with and caring for a grandchild, niece or nephew
No individuals under age 50 are eligible, and no individuals age 50 and older caring for a partner, friend or child (unless that child is defined as above) are eligible.
When will the vaccine be available to me (as a UW patient)?
Not everyone will be vaccinated right away. We understand this may be concerning, especially if you or a loved one is a high-risk worker in the community or at risk of serious illness.
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 mychart.uwmedicine.org 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 uwmedicine.org/coronavirus/vaccine 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 CovidVaccineWA.org.
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.
You must be 1A or 1B Tier 1 eligible to receive a vaccination right now.
For more information on this community clinic please check this website:
A phone number is not available for the clinic at this time.