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Spokane venues considering creation of vaccinated-only sections to increase capacities

Under the guidelines, which have different attendance caps for indoor and outdoor venues, the number of permitted visitors would be increased if a "vaccinated section" were created in the facility. Such a section would require proof of vaccination to enter, and the operator would have to set up different ticketing lines in order to permit those with proof of a vaccine and those without. In that section, social distancing would not be required, but attendees would still be required to wear masks unless actively eating or drinking.

Pacific Northwest faces shutdowns amid rising virus cases

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington, their governors quickly reacted with shutdowns. Now they are about to impose new restrctions again as infections and hospitalizations rise to alarming levels.

A COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’? Local lawmakers urge caution on possibility while also longing for herd immunity

Companies including Microsoft and IBM have been developing software intended to make it easier to determine whether someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19. But the prospect of proving one's defenses against the global pandemic has some lawmakers and privacy advocates skittish about the prospect of "vaccine passports," a phenomenon that's existed in some form in the United States since outbreaks of smallpox in the 19th century.