COVID-19 Resources

Vashon’s COVID response & recovery efforts moved to standby/monitoring mode at the end of June 2021. 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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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, September 23, 2022:  VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter (web link • newsletter version)

  • Hundreds Signing Up for Omicron Boosters
  • In a Nutshell: Your Booster Questions and Answers
  • Is the Pandemic Really Over?
  • Latest Vashon COVID Statistics
  • Cientos Registrandose para obtener la Vacuna de Refuerzo de Ómicron
  • En una Palabra: Preguntas y Respuestas sobre la vacuna de Refuerzo
  • ¿Realmente se ha acabado la pandemia?
  • Últimas Estadísticas 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

Could Oso Happen on Vashon?

Oct 22

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VashonBePrepared Convenes Community Meeting on Landslide Risk

29Oct2014_AnnualMtg.1826x1200VashonBePrepared invites the entire community to learn more about landslide risks on Vashon, a risk that ranks in the top three for the Island, right up there along with earthquake and severe weather. The informational meeting, which will include a question and answer session, will take place on Wednesday, October 29th, at McMurray school. Doors will open at 6:30pm for pre-meeting chat and the program will begin at 7:00pm sharp.

The evening's program will break the landslide risk down into four questions. Why does the risk matter? What are the risks on Vashon? What can we each do about it at our homes? And, finally, what have our disaster preparedness organizations been doing to be ready if it happens?

The lead off speakers will be Seri Ann Shaw and her parents who, fortunately, were not at their cabin when thousands of tons of boulders and mud wiped out the Steelhead Haven neighborhood at Oso last year. Through the Web and public appearances and a poignant song written by Seri they have been helping people think about the effects of sudden disaster.

King County geologist Dr. Greg Wessel will report to the community on the results of a Hazard Mapping Study funded by the King County Flood Control District. He and a team of two other King County geologists have been conducting this study which shows potential landslide hazards.

Disaster prevention and recovery expert Shelby Edwards will provide basic tips on what to look for as clues for landslide risk in your neighborhood and, even though a landslide seems unstoppable, what you can do now to help keep your family safer.

Vashon Island Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief George Brown will report on steps under way now by VIFR and its community partners to prepare for the potential of a major landslide on Vashon.

The meeting will include a report on VashonBePrepared's accomplishments for the last year and the announcement of next year's Board and Officers. VashonBePrepared is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition of community agencies, groups and individuals that work together to help Islanders prepare for disaster.

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