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

VashonBePrepared Website Updated and Moves to a New Host

Mar 18

Written by:
3/18/2015 1:17 PM  RssIcon

dnn website softwareThe VashonBePrepared website was originally created and maintained by Dan Schueler with from roughly 2005 into early 2010, based on our story archive from the old site.

John Cornelison took over and has maintained it since using DNN and on hosting by WebSecureHosts. Although WebSecureHosts
have been great, the group's needs for a robust website (as it becomes more vital for our alerts, EOC operations, and daily functioning) has led us to to our new hosts at Moving to the new site went anything but smooth, as our January backup had incomplete files, and many of the binary files were strangely of the wrong version. Suffice it to say the site has been down or at least in a degraded state (form an older backup) for a couple weeks. My apologies for any issues associated with that.

 Fortunately the issues were surmounted and the new site should go live after a bit more testing. With the new site, backups will be done regularly, it will be easy to pull down copies that can be run locally if the island's internet connections were severed, the site is running updated software with better security and features, and administration is much more fluid. We'll also be updating a few key pages in the next week or two.

Anyone interested in taking on ownership of a page or section is welcome to contact me and there should be a few more people writing blogs for the site soon. Exciting times ahead, so let us know your thoughts.

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