Your King County ID badge is proof of “essential employee” 

Effective March 23, Governor Jay Inslee issued a Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which included a list of essential services that can and should continue operating. 

At King County, employees who are designated as First Responders and Mission-Critical Employees are classified as “critical government workers” for the purposes of the Governor’s Order, and accordingly are expected to continue to report to work in person or telework per existing arrangements. 

Please be advised that your King County identification badge serves as proof that you are an “essential employee.” If you are asked to provide proof of your status while performing your County duties, please present your King County ID badge, unless your department or division has provided you with an additional form of proof.  

You can learn more about the Governor’s Order and the designation of King County employees in this previous guidance.