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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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, October 15: Vashon COVID Update:  • Half of New Vashon Cases Are Kids and Youth  • Appointments Available for Pfizer Boosters • Booster Vaccination Site Opens Strong • How Can I Get Maximum Protection from My Mask? • Latest Vashon COVID Statistics

• La mitad de los nuevos casos en Vashon son en niños y jóvenes • Si recibió la vacuna de Pfizer, y si está a riesgo, haga su cita para recibir el refuerzo • ¿Como puedo obtener la máxima protección con el cubreboca? • Número de casos de COVID

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

Get Prepared
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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
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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
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

King County Executive Dow Constantine’s 2011 Award for Community Preparedness to VashonBePrepared

Oct 7

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10/7/2011 2:42 PM  RssIcon

ff_1276766.600x778On September 30th, King County Executive Dow Constantine presented the citizens of Vashon and the organizations that comprise VashonBePrepared with his 2011 Award for Community Preparedness as noted in the King County press release and my comments on the award. The actual text of the award follows:

 


Recognition


WHEREAS, it is in the interest of all communities within King County to develop the highest level of competence in planning for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters; and

WHEREAS, the people of Vashon and Maury Islands created VashonBePrepared, a coalition of disaster preparedness organizations to educate citizens to be as self-reliant as possible  through advanced emergency planning and preparation; and

WHEREAS, VashonBePrepared has helped develop and maintain disaster plans and procedures that are a model for communities throughout the county and the region; and

WHEREAS, VashonBePrepared has recruited, organized, and trained hundreds of volunteers to assist fellow Islanders during times of need and to staff Vashon’s Emergency Operations Center, shelters, command posts, clinics and other facilities as called upon by Vashon Island Fire & Rescue; and

WHEREAS, these efforts have been put to the test during several emergencies including winter storms, oil spills, and severed fiber-optic cables—requiring intensive collaboration to open shelters, communicate with islanders, and provide situational awareness from local residents on up to County, State and Federal officials.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dow Constantine, Executive of King County, do hereby recognize VashonBePrepared, its partner organizations and all the people of Vashon and Maury Islands for their superb performance in preparing for and responding to emergencies, by naming them as an honored recipient of:

The 2011 Executive’s Award for Community Preparedness

I encourage all residents to follow the example set by this community partnership.

(signed & sealed)

Dow Constantine
King County Executive

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