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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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

2018 Citizen Corps Expo: Aug 3rd & 4th

Jul 18

Written by:
7/18/2018 10:49 AM  RssIcon

NWCCExpoOver a decade ago, about 75 enthusiastic CERT volunteers came out to the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Snohomish County, for the day. That memorable day, in 2003, was the first CERT Expo. The CERT Expo evolved to include continuing education sessions in the morning and participation by volunteers in a disaster exercise in the afternoon.  In 2005, the CERT Expo expanded and moved to the Everett Community College. Our intrepid volunteers spread the word about the Expo and, in 2007, the Expo moved to the Washington State Fire Training Academy, in North Bend, to accommodate the growing participation of CERT volunteers from across the state. Children’s Hospital and the State Citizen Corps joined us as partners, which allowed us to extend our offerings. The focus was on skill refreshers through training and disaster exercises.

Since 2008, the Expo has expanded to include Citizen Corps partners and affiliates from across the Northwest: including participants from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Canada.  Each year, with the help of our sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff, we train hundreds of disaster response volunteers on key emergency response skills, preparing them to assist when the need arises in their own communities. By 2010, over 200 people were actively training and participating in the Expo.

EMD LogoThe need for emergency preparedness has been front and center in the news with the SR-530 mudslide, wildfires and flooding and the threat of tsunamis and a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Changing weather patterns increase the risk for extreme weather events and, no matter where we live, natural disasters can strike at any time.

True to the calling to community service, our numbers continue to grow. We expect more volunteers from all over the West and Northwest to participate this year!

Learn more about this at:

http://nwcitizencorpsexpo.org/

Register for this at:

https://reg.abcsignup.com/view/cal4a.aspx?ek=&ref=&aa=&sid1=&sid2=&as=38&wp=235&tz=&ms=&nav=&cc=&cat1=&cat2=&cat3=&aid=WSEMD&rf=

Event Courses

Session 1: Aug 3rd AM

  • Accessible CERT
  • CERT Skills Refresher, Unit 2 Fire & Unit 5 Cribbing/Transport/Search and Rescue
  • CERT Skills Refresher: Unit 3 & 4 Triage/Treatment
  • Emergency Communications: Basic
  • Stop The Bleed
  • Whole Community Resiliency

Session 2: Aug 3rd PM

  • Accessible CERT
  • CERT Skills Refresher, Unit 2 Fire & Unit 5
  • Cribbing/Transport/Search and Rescue
  • CERT Skills Refreshers: Unit 3 & 4 Triage/ Treatment
  • Emergency Communications: Advanced
  • Stop The Bleed
  • Whole Community Resiliency

Session 1: Aug 4th AM

  • CERT-ICS/Leadership Integration
  • Communicating in Emergencies with People with Disabilities
  • Emergency Communications: Basic
  • Leadership 1
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Stop The Bleed
  • Teen CERT/My PI
  • Virtual Operations Support Teams - Deployment Stories and Security Basics
  • WA State Guard Preparedness/Engaging

Session 2: Aug 4th PM

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