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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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, January 14:  VashonBePrepared COVID Update (link):

Vashon Disease Spike – Positive Cases Highest Among Youth • Testing Demand Higher Than Ever
Vaccine and Booster Options • Which Test Do I Need?
Mental Health Tip: Nurture Key Relationships • Latest Vashon COVID Statistics 

Pico de Casos en Vashon – la Mayoría de los Casos Positivos, son en la Juventud
La Demanda para hacer Pruebas, más Alta que Nunca • Opciones para Vacunas y 3ª. Dosis o Refuerzo
¿Que prueba necesito? • Estadísticas de COVID en Vashon

Updated testing info available here - testing for travel & procedures is now available at Vashon Pharmacy

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

Washington State Law: RCW, Title 38, Chapter 38.52 Emergency Management

Jun 14

Written by:
6/14/2011 5:59 PM  RssIcon

wa_rcw_wacMany answers to questions you may (or may not!) have had are to be found in the following section of law:

The current list:

38.52.005 State military department to administer emergency management program -- Local organizations authorized to change name.
38.52.010 Definitions.
38.52.020 Declaration of policy and purpose.
38.52.030 Director -- Comprehensive emergency management plan -- Statewide enhanced 911 emergency communications network -- State coordinator of search and rescue operations -- State program for emergency assistance -- State coordinator for radioactive and hazardous waste emergency response programs.
38.52.037 Comprehensive state mine rescue plan -- Submittal to legislature.
38.52.040 Emergency management council -- Members -- Ad hoc committees -- Function as state emergency response commission -- Rules review.
38.52.050 Governor's general powers and duties.
38.52.070 Local organizations and joint local organizations authorized -- Establishment, operation -- Emergency powers, procedures.
38.52.080 Outside aid -- Rights and liabilities -- Claims.
38.52.091 Mutual aid and interlocal agreements -- Requirements.
38.52.100 Appropriations -- Acceptance of funds, services, etc.
38.52.105 Disaster response account.
38.52.106 Nisqually earthquake account.
38.52.110 Use of existing services and facilities -- Impressment of citizenry.
38.52.120 Political activity prohibited.
38.52.140 Status of civil service employee preserved.
38.52.150 Orders, rules, regulations -- Enforcement -- Availability -- Penalty.
38.52.160 Matching funds from political subdivision may be required.
38.52.170 Plan for federal area.
38.52.180 Liability for property damage, bodily injury, death -- Immunity -- Assumption by state -- Indemnification -- Immunity from liability for covered volunteers.
38.52.190 Compensation for injury or death -- Chapter exclusive.
38.52.195 Exemption from liability while providing construction, equipment or work.
38.52.1951 Application of exemption from liability for architects and engineers.
38.52.198 Emergency care, rescue, assistance, or recovery services in mine rescue or recovery work -- Immunity from liability.
38.52.200 Liability for compensation is in lieu of other liability -- Exception.
38.52.205 Claims arising from emergency management related activities -- Filing -- Contents.
38.52.207 Claims arising from emergency management related activities -- Filing -- Consideration, adjustment, settlement, etc., by director -- Effect.
38.52.210 Compensation boards -- Established.
38.52.220 Compensation boards -- Meetings -- Claims not necessitating board meeting.
38.52.230 Compensation boards -- Attendance of witnesses, oaths, rules -- Members uncompensated.
38.52.240 Compensation boards -- Duties as to compensation applications.
38.52.250 Compensation boards -- Quorum -- Transmittal of minutes, claims -- Appeal to department.
38.52.260 When compensation furnished.
38.52.270 Minors entitled to benefits.
38.52.280 Compensation and benefits limited by appropriation.
38.52.290 Applicability of workers' compensation law.
38.52.300 Right of action against third party.
38.52.310 Coverage, classification, registration, of workers.
38.52.320 Schedule of payments.
38.52.330 Expenditures authorized -- Claims, payment and disposition -- Appeals.
38.52.340 Benefits under other compensation plans.
38.52.350 Benefits furnished under federal law -- Reduction of state benefits.
38.52.360 Medical, surgical or hospital treatment.
38.52.370 Medical, surgical or hospital treatment -- Reimbursement.
38.52.380 State compensation denied if payment prevents federal benefits.
38.52.390 Contracts or work on cost basis for emergency management activities.
38.52.400 Search and rescue activities -- Powers and duties of local officials.
38.52.410 Search and rescue activities -- Distribution of funds for compensation and reimbursement of volunteers.
38.52.420 Model contingency plan for pollution control facilities and hazardous waste management.
38.52.430 Emergency response caused by person's intoxication -- Recovery of costs from convicted person.
38.52.500 Statewide enhanced 911 service -- Finding.
38.52.501 Statewide enhanced 911 service -- Findings.
38.52.505 Statewide enhanced 911 service -- Automatic location identification -- Rules.
38.52.510 Statewide enhanced 911 service -- Funding by counties.
38.52.520 State enhanced 911 coordination office.
38.52.525 State enhanced 911 coordination office -- Public education materials.
38.52.530 Enhanced 911 advisory committee (as amended by 2010 1st sp.s. c 7).
38.52.530 Enhanced 911 advisory committee (as amended by 2010 1st sp.s. c 19).
38.52.532 Enhanced 911 advisory committee -- Annual legislative update.
38.52.535 State enhanced 911 coordination office and advisory committee -- Uniform national standards.
38.52.540 Enhanced 911 account.
38.52.545 Priorities for enhanced 911 funding.
38.52.550 Emergency communications systems and information -- Immunity from civil liability.
38.52.561 911 calls from radio communications and interconnected voice over internet protocol service companies -- Technical and operational standards.
38.52.900 Short title.
38.52.920 Repeal and saving.
38.52.930 Transfer of powers, duties, and functions to state military department.
38.52.940 Construction -- Chapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships -- 2009 c 521.
Note: Hazardous materials incidents, handling and liability: RCW 70.136.010 through 70.136.070.

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