VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter

Friday, January 27, 2023(web link • newsletter version
  • It’s Been Three Years: Anniversary of First U.S. COVID Case
  • The Future? FDA Considers Shifting to Annual Shot
  • COVID Risk Level: Elevated
  • New National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number: 988 Is Working
  • This Week’s Safety Tip: Sign Up for Emergency Alerts
  • Han Pasado Tres Años: Aniversario del primer caso de COVID en EE. UU.
  • ¿Qué Depara el Futuro? La FDA Considera una Vacuna Anual de COVID
  • Nivel de Riesgo para COVID: Elevado
  •  Nuevo Número para Contactar la Línea Nacional para la Prevención del Suicidio: 988
  • Consejo Semanal: Suscríbase para los Avisos de Emergencia 

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, what to do if you have COVID, 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

What's new - email announcement

Nov 17

Written by:
11/17/2014 8:18 PM  RssIcon

Check out our new Facebook page! Vashon Maury NERO

I've just sent out the fall email to NERO organizers. If your contact information has changed, please let me know. Please share about your NERO with neighbors and friends, and forward the link to this blog to anyone who's interested in neighborhood emergency preparedness. 

Please bookmark this blog and check back when you get a chance, or follow Vashon Maury NERO on Facebook. Ask a question, share an idea, or offer to have your NERO group profiled. 

We have a new email address: This email address is read by several VashonBePrepared volunteers, so your message will be assured of getting the attention it deserves.

As the holidays approach, I'm grateful for the many opportunities I've enjoyed this year, of meeting with NERO captains and neighbors who are as passionate about emergency preparedness as I am. When you'd like some help with organizing or strengthening your NERO, please call or email me. I'm happy to meet with you to share tips on organizing, provide handouts for your meeting, and/or give a brief presentation with visual aids to your group.

The recent electrical outages have given us a handy reminder to freshen up flashlight batteries, revise our family plans, and chat with neighbors about our current resources, skills and vulnerabilities. Thanks for all you do to prepare your home and neighborhood for staying safer and more comfortable during a future power outage, snowstorm, or other too-exciting incident!

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