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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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

DHS: Fusion Centers & EOCs Need to Talk

Jan 11

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According to the inspector general (IG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), state and local fusion centers and emergency operations centers could improve the response of their jurisdictions to terrorism and natural disasters if they talked to each other more often. Many fusion centers and EOCs surveyed do not exchange information.

While Washington State’s fusion center’s near-daily briefing tends toward being a fear based police blotter, extracting news from the conservative press, it does offer periodic useful news of value to the Vashon disaster preparedness community. Read a bit more about the Washington State Fusion Center’s up and downs at the Operation Defuse website. A related activity I occasionally come across is the imageNWWarn.org site, responsible for all those “report your suspicions” notices plastered on our ferries.

The DHS IG report, Relationships Between Fusion Centers and Emergency Operations Centers sites lack of knowledge that these types of institutions should work together. "Officials at fusion centers and emergency operations centers we visited were not always aware of each other's roles, capabilities and information needs," according to the report. "In some areas, these officials had limited or no interaction, which could hinder response to natural or man-made disasters.  "Fusion center and emergency operations center officials also were not always aware of and did not always utilize federal guidance developed to address coordination and information sharing efforts. More than 83 percent of the locations visited were either unaware of or did not utilize federal guidance for fusion center and emergency operations center interaction provided in Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 502," promulgated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the report added. Both fusion centers and emergency operations centers would benefit from talking to each other as they have similar missions. They each manage the flow of information on the ground in their jurisdictions to the federal government and vice versa, the IG report said. The centers should make it a top priority to form relationships and to work together to exchange information and intelligence on a daily basis to strengthen the safety and security of state and local residents.image

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