COVID-19 Resources

Vashon’s COVID response & recovery efforts moved to standby/monitoring mode at the end of June. 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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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, May 20:  VashonBePrepared COVID Update (web link • newsletter version):

One Million and Five • Vashon COVID Monitoring: The Flat Surge Continues • Now It’s BA.2.12.1 • Developments: Kid Boosters, COVID/Flu Test 
You Can Take Control: Be Protected & Be Prepared • Latest Vashon COVID Statistics

Mas de un Millón  • Actualización de COVID en Vashon: La Oleada Continúa Presente y Aplanada  • Ahora es BA.2.12.1
Vacunas de Refuerzo para Niños, Pruebas combinada para COVID/Influenza • Usted puede tomar el Control:  Esté protegido y Esté Preparado
Últimas Estadisticas 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

ISLANDS OF THE SALISH SEA: PREPARING FOR DISASTERS

Mar 28

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3/28/2019 10:24 AM  RssIcon

Building, sustaining volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands

who should attend:  island residents (from across the Salish Sea) who are physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, pharmacists

when:  Saturday, April 6   9a.m. - 4p.m.

where:  Vashon Land Trust Building
10014 SW Bank Rd, Vashon, WA 98070
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cost:  $20 suggested donation

hosts:  Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and VashonBePrepared

RSVP (seating limited to 50):  contact John Osborn MD  MRC@VashonBePrepared.org

We live within the "Ring of Fire" - a place beautiful and prone to major geologic events such as the Cascadia Earthquake.  When the next one comes, the likelihood is that major population centers will be consumed with responding.   Currently there is little or no reserve in our region's hospitals.  A major event would likely render medical centers bereft of staffing and possibly structurally unsafe to use.  Transportation systems (bridges, ferries, airports) will be incapacitated.

Rising to the Challenge

Health care providers (physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, pharmacists, and others) living on the islands of the Salish Sea will be placed in survival mode - left to help their families, their neighbors, and their communities.  Islands such as Vashon currently have no urgent care services or emergency rooms. The ability to survive, to care for the injured and sick, may well depend on how well we help our island communities prepare.

This conference intends to continue the dialogue among health care providers we must have about preparing for disasters - earthquakes to be sure, but also increasing storm and forest fire risks in a time of climate change, epidemics, and behavioral health challenges.

Bringing together Salish Sea islands' health care professionals

Our speakers will include Vashon Island historian Bruce Haulman, ER physician Arthur French MD who served in New Orleans after Katrina, and ER physician Stephen Morris MD who focuses on regional disaster preparedness such as Cascadia Rising Exercise.  This conference intends to expand the dialogue and learn from what others are doing to help their island communities throughout the Salish Sea prepare for disaster.

This conference will be recorded for public education purposes and broadcast on various outlets.

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