COVID-19 Resources

Vashon’s COVID response & recovery efforts moved to standby/monitoring mode at the end of June 2021. See the info cards below for current, accurate pandemic information. (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)

Friday, September 23, 2022:  VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter (web link • newsletter version)

  • Hundreds Signing Up for Omicron Boosters
  • In a Nutshell: Your Booster Questions and Answers
  • Is the Pandemic Really Over?
  • Latest Vashon COVID Statistics
  • Cientos Registrandose para obtener la Vacuna de Refuerzo de Ómicron
  • En una Palabra: Preguntas y Respuestas sobre la vacuna de Refuerzo
  • ¿Realmente se ha acabado la pandemia?
  • Últimas Estadísticas de COVID en Vashon
 

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
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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, including 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
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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
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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

STORM PREPARATION

Oct 14

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10/14/2016 8:13 AM  RssIcon

As a glance outside will show, we’re currently experiencing a strong storm. Actually there are two storms, one a day away from the other.

Check local weather reports (e.g., NOAA or Weather Underground) for the latest reports as the predictions are changing fairly quickly.

In addition to the checklist on our website, here are some other points that may be helpful in your winter storm season preparations:

  • Water - If possible, fill up bathtubs and containers with water for washing, and also stock up on boiled water for consumption.
  • Food - make sure that you have at least enough for a few days, non-perishable packaged or canned food, juices, foods for infants or the elderly, snack foods, non-electric can opener, cooking tools, fuel, paper plates and plastic utensils.
  • Blankets, Pillows and Seasonal Clothing Items First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs Special Items - for babies and the elderly Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes Flashlight / Batteries
  • Radio and Clock - Battery operated, also consider purchasing an NOAA weather radio
  • Telephone - Fully charged cell phone with extra batteries and a traditional (not cordless) landline telephone
  • Emergency Numbers - Keep a list of emergency telephone numbers including the local utility company
  • Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
  • Keys Toys, Books and Games on hand to pass the time should we loose power for a period of time
  • Important documents - (in a waterproof container or bag) insurance cards, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, birth certificates etc.
  • Tools - keep a set with you during the storm. Some items include duct tape, screw drivers, work gloves, safety goggles, etc.
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled
  • Pet care items - ample supply of food and water, proper identification, immunization records, medications, a carrier or cage, muzzle and leash.
  • Keep family and friends out of flooded basements to avoid electrical shock.
  • Keep family and friends away from all downed power lines during or after a storm.
  • Be sure to follow all manufacturers'  recommendations when using a generator to avoid tragedy. Never plug it into a wall outlet or directly into the home's wiring.

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