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


Jun 11

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CascadiaFeatureThanks to All Who Participated

What a team! How is it possible that so many people can work together for four days and achieve so much?

The answer: It's what Vashon is all about, isn't it? Neighbors helping neighbors.

Many thanks to everyone who came to "play" in Vashon's Cascadia Rising earthquake exercise.

We had many new faces and our mailing list ( does not begin to reach out to all from the following groups who gave of their time to support the exercise, so please feel free to pass on our heartfelt congratulations and thanks:

  • Vashon Auxiliary Communications Services (ACS)
  • Vashon Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
  • Voice of Vashon (VoV)
  • Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) staff and volunteers
  • Vashon Marine Emergency Response Unit (MERT)
  • The Seattle based 181st Brigade Support Battalion (BSB)
  • Vashon Neighborhood Emergency Response Organizations (NERO)
  • King County Sherriff’s Office (KCSO)
  • King County Office of Emergency Management (KC OEM)
  • Vashon Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Team

The World Was Watching

Here's a quick clickable sample collection of just some of the media coverage mentioning Vashon over the last week.

 We also located a bunch more videos from the military public affairs' DVIDS:


- Rick Wallace
President, VashonBePrepared

- Hank Lipe
Fire Chief, Vashon Island Fire & Rescue

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