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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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, May 20:  VashonBePrepared COVID Update (web link • newsletter version):

One Million and Five • Vashon COVID Monitoring: The Flat Surge Continues • Now It’s BA.2.12.1 • Developments: Kid Boosters, COVID/Flu Test 
You Can Take Control: Be Protected & Be Prepared • Latest Vashon COVID Statistics

Mas de un Millón  • Actualización de COVID en Vashon: La Oleada Continúa Presente y Aplanada  • Ahora es BA.2.12.1
Vacunas de Refuerzo para Niños, Pruebas combinada para COVID/Influenza • Usted puede tomar el Control:  Esté protegido y Esté Preparado
Últimas Estadisticas de COVID en Vashon


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

Two Earthquake Talks at Town Hall on April 24th

Apr 14

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Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00pm

UW Science Now

Shelley Chestler: Slow Earthquakes

Michelle Weirathmueller: Quakes and Whales

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5. Double Feature!

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Shelley.Chestler.photoWestern Washington is due for “The Big One,” an earthquake which could kill thousands. Shelley Chestler, PhD graduate student in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, says applying lessons from “slow” earthquakes, which happen about every 15 months, can help prevent catastrophe when the next large-scale earthquake strikes.

Afternoon walkRecording earthquakes could also have an unexpected effect on the endangered fin whale. Michelle Weirathmueller, School of Oceanography graduate student, has been studying fin whale calls that show up in seafloor earthquake recordings to learn about their movements. By shedding light on where fin whales are, these unexpected measurements may be the key to protecting fin whales. She’ll share her research and how it might make a world of difference.

Presented by: Town Hall and UW’s Engage: The Science Speaker Series, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, with the University of Washington. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Tickets: $5. Double Feature! Admission to this event also gains access to Gavin Hayes: Mitigating Disasters: Earthquake Response in the 21st Century at 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating.
Doors open: 5:30 p.m.
Learn more: About Engage.

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Gavin Hayes

Mitigating Disasters -- Earthquake Response in the 21st Century

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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More than 1,000 earthquakes occur every year in Washington. Our state is also due for “The Big One,” an earthquake which could kill up to 10,000 people in Western Washington. When the time comes, how ready will you be? Are you prepared for a large-scale disaster and its aftermath? Dr. Gavin Hayes, Research Geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center, will give insight into mitigating the effects of earthquakes. A trained earthquake responder, he’ll discuss different ways of response and how best to reduce the disastrous effects of earthquakes. Hayes is appearing at Town Hall as part of the 2014 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Series; he is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Colorado School of Mines Department of Geophysics.

Presented by: Town Hall in partnership with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismology Association of America, as part of The Seattle Science Lecture series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Tickets: $5. Double Feature! Admission to this event also gains access to UW Science Now’s Shelley Chestler and Michelle Weirathmueller at 6 p.m.
Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating.
Doors open: 7:00 p.m.
Learn more: About Hayes.

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