COVID-19 Resources

Vashon’s COVID response & recovery efforts moved to standby/monitoring mode at the end of June. See the info cards below for current, accurate pandemic information. (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)

Friday, November 26: Vashon COVID Update (link):  

  • Vaccination Success: More Than Half of Vashon’s 5 – 11 Year Olds Get First Shots • On-Island Vaccination Availability • Help Prevent a Flu/COVID “Twindemic”
  • Vashon Center for the Arts Re-Opens • Learn to Manage Pandemic Anger: Theirs and Yours •  Latest Vashon COVID Statistics
Updated testing info available here 

Access the latest COVID information (including the following), as a PDF: Vashon COVID Guide

I Need a Vaccination
COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccinations are available free on the island at Vashon Pharmacy and Sea Mar at Sunrise Ridge, as well as other locations off-island.

I Need a COVID Test

COVID-19 testing is available on and off of Vashon for people with symptoms or exposures, or if testing is needed for jobs or travel.

I Need Information

Current information about the pandemic, including data dashboards, vaccine resources, and much more, is available here via links to the King and Pierce Counties and Washington State public health departments, the CDC website and more.

I Need Help
Resources Available

Resources are available for the Vashon community and businesses still affected by the pandemic. Several local organizations and the Chamber of Commerce can help.

What Happened

View every Situation Report from the COVID-19 emergency activation, along with images, an archive history timeline and some writings inspired by the moment.

Get Alerts

Sign up for a variety of alert services, including Voice Of Vashon's, and other sources of reliable information.

Get Prepared

Does your family & business have a communications plan? That is just one of a number of easy steps to enhance your safety & preparedness for any incident. Learn more by looking at our preparation information.

About Us

VashonBePrepared is a coalition of some 10 disaster preparedness organizations on Vashon-Maury Island in Washington's Puget Sound region. Incorporated in 2007 we now work closely under Vashon Fire, King County of Emergency Management and support our partners' nearly 400 active volunteers.

I Want to Help Out

VashonBePrepared provides training and educational opportunities to keep the island community prepared for the next emergency. See opportunities to get involved or donate.

Latest Updates

Vashon Maury Island Radio Club celebrates “Amateur Radio Week” with Field Day

May 28

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5/28/2011 7:40 AM  RssIcon

2011 Amateur Radio Week ProclamationVashon Maury Island Radio Club will celebrate Washington’s Amateur Radio Week on Vashon with our own Field Day. (We’ll actually be over achievers by holding a two day event, on June 24 & 25!)

Events kick off Saturday with breakfast at Sporty's (an hour early at 8:00 AM) with a procession to the venue on Sunrise Ridge where we’ll be busy positioning the club’s emergency communications trailer, a slew of radios, antennas, email stations operating over radio, and a table o’ treats. Official operations commence at 11:00 AM.

Club President Sharon Danielson, KE7HBZ/AE, Jim Tharp, WA7KYI and Georgia Galus will coordinate activities and volunteers handling set-up, take-down, logistics, sign-making, food (including Maxine's famous BBQ ribs!) and Elmer's showing novices how to broadcast over amateur radio.

A number of new amateur radio operators were just licensed yesterday. (A future class is already being organized according to a note on the club’s home page!) So there should be a great mix of experienced and novice hams – and the public is always very welcome to come to these events. Kids are especially encouraged to come and participate as many of our hams got their start at an early age while still in school.

Practice for emergency field set-up and operations on alternate forms of power, emergency communications, contacting distant states and countries, sending pictures, emails and other digital transmissions over the radio and electronics are a number of other topics sure to be demonstrated or discussed during field day. Some operations may go into the night and events will wind up Sunday Morning with take-down.

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