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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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

New Volunteerism Video Highlights Vashon’s Daniel Luechtefeld’s Big Save

Jan 19

Written by:
1/19/2013 4:53 PM  RssIcon

JustBeThere.infoCongratulations to Vashon islander Daniel Luechtefeld for

  1. Training to support his community,
  2. Volunteering (with VashonBePrepared, VIFR, VMIRC, ARES and other community organizations),
  3. Responding and actually saving a neighbor’s life, and
  4. Volunteering to help make a video of that dramatic rescue.

Daniel has served on the VashonBePrepared Board for a couple years now as the Vashon Maury Island Radio Club (VMIRC)’s representative and professionally is a recognized mobile telecom expert.

JustBeThereThe “Daniel” video (ISCI: WSFF 9002) was filmed during the 2012 Strawberry Festival weekend and released Nov. 4th 2012 by filmmaker John Helde’s Try This Films. It is being widely distributed now that it has gone live at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E4rMZ1Jd90 – and available through VashonBePrepared’s YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/VashonBePrepared/.

More info about the underlying Volunteer Firefighter effort is at www.JustBeThere.info According to Washington Fire Chiefs Association - who got the grant to do the production:

Did you know that nearly 75% of all firefighters in the United States are volunteers? In the State of Washington, we have a volunteer firefighter staffing problem, in both recruiting and retention. Overall, we have not recruited volunteers rapidly enough to keep pace with attrition. It is estimated that we recruit approximately 3900 new volunteers each year although that number continues to decline, and in recent years, we are losing about 3700 per year. Further, in Washington State, we are governed by a standard (NFPA 1720) that indicates the state actually needs 9000 more responders to provide adequate coverage and meet stated response times.
If you are interested in being involved with Washington volunteer opportunities in your local fire service you can call 1-800-FIRELINE or go to
http://www.justbethere.info/volunteer to be connected with a fire department in your area.

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