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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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

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
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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

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

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

2011 Vashon Preparedness Highlights

Apr 19

Written by:
4/19/2012 6:06 AM  RssIcon

As mentioned at last night’s annual meeting, preparedness efforts on Vashon made strong strides over the past year. These successes are only partially due to VashonBePrepared’s efforts, and mainly by our various partners, including some independent accomplishments by others in our community. Here’s the listing presented:

  • Business Neighborhood Emergency Response Organization created, numerous meetings led by Vashon Chamber of Commerce
  • Enhanced relations with King County Office of Emergency Management:
    • Operation Lifeline - Plan & contract for hiring a barge or dedicated ferry to shuttle supplies if normal ferry operations are down
    • MOU with Vashon Island School District to serve as a Disaster Campus
    • MOU with Camp Burton to house disaster workers from off island
    • Vashon integration w/ county computer alerting/management systems
  • Enhanced integration of CERT & MRC & EOC Team with VIFR ops
  • Disaster Emergency Response Trailer received with 100 cots & room for additional sheltering supplies
  • 350 kW emergency generator received from Franciscan Health System
  • 110 kW emergency generator received from King County OEM
  • Voice Of Vashon 1650AM emergency broadcasting system upgrades
  • 2011 King County Executive Award for Community Preparedness
  • Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s 2010 Commissioners Award
  • VashonBePrepared.org & VashonEOC.org websites extensively upgraded
  • VashonBePrepared now active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & You Tube
  • Ongoing regional information monitoring & re-distribution to partners
  • Leadership provided for planning the June 2012 Evergreen Quake Exercise
  • Active with King County Regional Emergency Communications Center
  • Provided input to High School and Library remodels
  • Participation in regional conferences and events: Partners in Preparedness, HAZUS, Mass Care, MRC, COMM Academy, Animal Care, Seattle Neighborhoods, EOC to EOC radio drills, & others
  • Lots of volunteer training: VashonBePrepared 101 (another coming); 40 hr CERT classes & qtrly drills; EOC Team monthly drills; Winlink, Field Day, ARRL test sessions; multiday Red Cross Mass Care & Disaster Action Team Training; 2 thru ICS 300 & 400
  • New MRC leadership; mtgs w/ King County MRC & Vashon Health Center
  • Independent classes on food preparation & security
  • Increased energy self-reliance thru weatherization & solar
  • Community business are promoting preparedness supplies
  • Community outreach: participation in 3 community dinners
  • EOC Team checklist revision; planning process overhaul