July 2, 2021

Washington State COVID-19 Vaccination: Strategies for Expediting a Safe and Equitable Recovery

Student Consulting Lab Partner: Restart Partners

Established in May 2020, the nonprofit RESTART Partners aims to guide small businesses in Washington State toward reopening their operations safely through dissemination of PPE, communication materials, and vaccine information. This capstone project utilized virtual key informant interviews, data-driven COVID-19 dashboards, media releases, and a literature review to recommend and explore communication best practices, employer-led vaccination policies, and proof of vaccination requirements. The deliverables will serve as guidance for government agencies, private businesses, and public health officials as they determine which policies to implement to achieve an equitable and safe reopening.