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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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

Are YOU Prepared for a Landslide?

Nov 13

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11/13/2014 5:15 PM  RssIcon

Seattle to host Nov. 18th Twitter event to take questions about landslides

1916_Landslide_near_Duwamish_Head,_West_SeattleDid you know that most landslides occur between the months of October and April? And that 86 percent of landslides are caused to some extent by human activity? Landslide season is upon us and the City of Seattle is urging residents to take preventive measures to protect themselves and their property from possible landslides.

Heavy rains are likely this year for the Pacific Northwest. As the rainfall continues to increase throughout the fall, the threat of landslides will continue to rise in the winter. Experts agree there is no one single factor that contributes to landslides in the area. However, in most cases there are steps that property owners can take to reduce that risk.

With 20,000 Seattle properties, most of which are residential, in landslide-prone areas, DPD encourages property owners to protect themselves from landslides. Learn how by participating in our Twitter Landslide Q&A event and speaking with our landslide expert.

When: November 18, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Where: @SeattleDPD on Twitter

#seattlelandslides

Our Q & A event will give you the opportunity to consult with our landslide expert and learn simple preventive measures that will help protect you from future landslides, such as:

  • Checking downspouts; making sure they are functioning/routed to a safe location
  • Inspecting sloped areas for indications of soil movement and erosion
  • Keeping fill and yard waste off slopes
  • Shutting off the irrigation system and checking it out seasonally
  • Leaving tree stumps in the ground on slopes
  • Knowing when to seek professional help for hillside projects

Can’t participate in the event? Don’t worry; we have helpful information you can refer to on our Emergency Management page to let you know if you’re at risk and how to be prepared, such as:

  • Narrated Landslide Presentation
  • Interactive GIS Map
  • Landslide Prone Area Map
  • Dos & Don’ts

 

If a landslide damages your property and you have an immediate concern for your safety, leave the premises and call 9-1-1. Property owners with structures that may be affected by or endangered by a landslide should contact a geotechnical professional for structural evaluation.

To view the current conditions of the USGS rainfall threshold for landslides, please visit: http://landslides.usgs.gov/monitoring/seattle/rtd/plot.php.

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