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

COVID-19 Town Hall this Saturday

Apr 24

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4/24/2020 9:38 AM  RssIcon

Vashon’s second COVID-19 Town Hall will take place Saturday, April 25, from 10 am to 11:30 am. It will have a panel of island experts joining Fire Chief Charlie Krimmert and leaders of the all-volunteer Vashon Emergency Operations Center to answer questions about COVID-19 and the island’s response to layoffs, business closures, food availability, testing, transportation issues and what happens when Stay Home restrictions ease.  View the Town Hall live in English at or, or an audio only broadcast will be live on Voice of Vashon at 101.9 FM. A live Spanish translation is available through a Zoom conference, if you wish to view the Town Hall translated live in Spanish, please sign up here: You will receive log-in information via email.   If you cannot attend the live broadcast, you will find links to recordings of both the Spanish and English versions on the Voice of Vashon website,, later Saturday.Thank you t o Backbone Vashon and Voice of Vashon

Many of us have not left the Island for many days or weeks, which is exactly what we're supposed to be doing. But if you do have an urgent need to leave the Island, remember that the West Seattle high-rise bridge is closed at least until 2022 for structural repairs. Also be aware that the lower bridge is restricted to transit, emergency vehicles and freight. Seattle Police have started ticketing pretty aggressively, so if you forget about the closure next time you head into town, and are tempted to try the lower bridge, it might be a very expensive trip.

It is worth planning to take West Marginal South to the 1st Ave. South bridge. Project updates and alternate travel routes are available at this website:

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