VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter

Friday, March 24, 2023(web link | newsletter version


  • We Remember: Three Years Ago
  • “Congratulations and Thank You Vashon”
  • You Can Help Study Long COVID
  • Prep Tip: Could Turkey Quake Happen Here?
  • COVID Risk Level: Holding at Basic
  • Nosotros Recordamos: Hace Tres Años
  • “Enhorabuena y Gracias Vashon”
  • Usted puede Ayudar en un Estudio sobre el COVID a Largo Plazo
  • Consejos para estar Preparado: ¿Podría un Temblor como el de Turquía Suceder aquí?
  • Nivel de Riesgo de COVID: Nos Mantenemos a Nivel Básico 

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

VAA Science lecture 11/8 features noted earthquake expert John Vidale

Sep 14

Written by:
9/14/2015 8:41 AM  RssIcon

I'm excited to share about a lecture in VAA's upcoming Science series, featuring Professor John Vidale from the University of Washington.  Vidale is our state seismologist, and in his role as director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, he's also leading in the creation of the new Cascadia earthquake early warning system. We're very lucky to have this seismology rockstar coming to Vashon!

More information and tickets at 

More about Professor Vidale: 

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 4 pm
Vashon Allied Arts

Our next major earthquake might be a century from now or much sooner, as detailed in the frightening New Yorker article that has received sensational international press. The technology will exist soon to warn people seconds to minutes before the worst shaking. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network is exploring the benefits and cost of such an earthquake early warning system, with the aim to get it working in the next few years. Professor John Vidale will review the earthquake and volcano hazards and the latest geoscience of the Pacific Northwest as he explains the next steps in our preparations for “the big ones”. Vidale is a Professor at the University of Washington, Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, and the Washington State Seismologist.  He has previously worked with the U.S. Geological Survey, and served as director of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCLA. His research focuses on earthquakes, volcanoes, Earth structure, and the hazards of strong shaking.

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