VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter

Friday, June 2, 2023(web link | newsletter version


  • Good News: Most COVID Rates Are Hitting New Lows
  • COVID Risk Level: Basic
  • Red Algae in the Water: Is It Safe to Swim?
  • Prep Your Car for Summer Road Trips
  • Buenas Noticias:
  • La mayoría de las Tasas de COVID, Alcanzando nuevos Mínimos
  • Nivel de Riesgo para COVID: Sigue siendo Básico
  • Con Algas Rojas en el Agua: ¿Es Seguro Nadar?
  • Consejos para estar Preparado:
  • Tenga su Auto Listo para Viajes Durante el Verano

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

Emergency preparedness seminar 3/31 launches CERT course

Jan 13

Written by:
1/13/2018 11:23 AM  RssIcon

The ever-popular CERT Preparedness Seminar will be offered again on March 31, from 9 am to 2 pm. It also serves as the first in a series of classes that comprise Vashon's rigorous and empowering CERT (Community Emergency Response Organization) training program. (To enroll in the whole CERT course, contact CERT manager Jan Milligan at

The preparedness seminar will be held at the Penny Farcy training center, on Bank Rd right across from the main fire station. Leaders from CERT, Emergency Operations, Auxiliary Communications, NERO, and of course VIFR, will present on topics ranging from household and neighborhood preparedness, and communications challenges and solutions when cell or landline service are disrupted, to gas and electric safety during a storm or other outage, and home fire safety.

The class is free, open to the public, and there will only be a brief lunch break, so please bring a bag lunch or snack.

Sign up with Jan at

If you can't make it, watch for a repeat of this stand-alone preparedness class in the fall.

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