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

Mayor Murray proclaims October as Emergency Preparedness Month

Sep 27

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Proclamation_Seattle_2016_Emergency_Preparedness_MonthIn an effort to prepare Seattle communities for ‘The Big One’ and other disasters Seattle may face, Mayor Murray has proclaimed October 2016 as Emergency Preparedness Month.

Please join the Office of Emergency Management in encouraging Seattle residents, businesses and organizations to be  prepared to be on their own for 7-10 days following a major disaster.

Here’s how you can help:

· Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive daily emergency preparedness tips. Help us spread the word by retweeting and sharing our posts.

· Drop, Cover and Hold during the annual Great Washington ShakeOut event at 10:20 a.m. on October 20. Encourage your office staff to do the same.

· Put on your ‘brave hat’ and take a ride in the ‘Big Shaker’ at Westlake Park on October 11 to experience the shaking of a simulated 8.0 earthquake. More details to follow.

· Attend a free Disaster Skills Workshop to gain knowledge on fire extinguisher use, utility control, water purification, disaster basic aid, and more. Visit the ‘Upcoming Events Calendar’ on the OEM website to register - invite your family, friends and co-workers to attend.

· Sign-up for AlertSeattle at to stay informed of emergencies.

· View our new preparedness infographic and visit OEM’s website to get yourself and your family prepared. Share the infographic with office staff.

- From Barb Graff, Seattle OEM

6.5 x 20 English Infographic

6.5 x 20 English Infographic

6.5 x 20 English Infographic

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