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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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, August 5, 2022:  VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter (web link • newsletter version):

  • COVID Isolation: When Is It Okay to Emerge?
  • Omicron Vaccine Tune-Up: September Timing
  • For the Truly Immunocompromised: Evusheld
  • Expanded Telehealth Options for All
  • That Was Not the Last Heat Wave: Heat Health Action Steps
  • Latest Vashon COVID Statistics


  • Aislamiento por COVID: ¿Cuándo está bien empezar a salir?
  • Nueva Vacuna de Ómicron: Para septiembre
  • Para los que están realmente inmunocomprometidos: Evusheld
  • Servicio de telesalud gratuito, para todos
  • Esta no ha sido la última ola de calor: Pasos para protegerse
  • Ultimas 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

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

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

Thanks for a Wonderful Island Community!

May 22

Written by:
5/22/2020 3:26 PM  RssIcon

The following is a collection of thank you notes that the community has sent to VashonBeprepared! We are honored to be recognized.

That is outstanding news! Makes me feel even better than ever about living on Vashon. Together, we will make it through!

Y.M.(volunteer too!)
That's amazing we've raised that much amount in short time! And yes, the time people are giving to help others are wonderful. I'm grateful for the Vashon community.

Thank you for the incredible work you are all doing. The daily bulletin alone is a huge effort and representative of so much of your work. We are so lucky to live on this beautiful island!

I am pleased to hear that over $200,000 has been raised so far. It is my privilege to be in a position to help islanders and our community.

You are so welcome. In this uncertain time, my only regret was that it wasn’t a larger amount. Perhaps next year! Take care.

S. B.
I’m glad to donate. Thank you and others with EOC for all your efforts

We are so grateful to you all for this amazing and crucial work! clip_image003clip_image003[1]clip_image003[2]

No, Thank You and everyone at the EOC! We are lucky to have all of you.

We’re all in this together. I am so proud of the people of Vashon- all the volunteers jumping in and pulling together so efficiently. Awesome indeed.

You are the ones doing great work!

Wow - you have raised a lot. And at a time when many of us have no income. I love this island! Be well.


Thank you to all for your support/help! Greatly appreciated.


Many thanks to all the VashonBePrepared volunteers helping to get our Island through this difficult time!

E.P and K.P.

Thank you for all your efforts to help everyone on the Vashon that you can!

A.W and G.W.

Thank you all for your service to the Vashon community.


Donation to VBP as a thank you to Deborah Diamond for her help and willingness to share her expertise.

Online comments:

"Thank you, Rick and Vicky and the entire team, at Vashon Be Prepared. You have been such a vital part of keeping Vashon safe."
"Thank you for your leadership, support, and communication during the Covid-19 crisis. Vicky deMonterey Richoux is a Vashon hero."
"Thank you for all you do"
"Thank you for your good work"
"Thanks for your efforts, always, and especially now!"
"Keep up the good work!"
"Thank you for all the good work you are doing to communicate and to help Islanders during this pandemic. We appreciate all your hard work and many volunteer hours." [bolding thanks to Emily : ) ]
"Keep up the good work!! I feel safer"
"Thank you for your foresight and helpful coordination of island services"
"Thank you for your work in our community!"
"Thank you for the amazing work you have done and continue to do to keep Vashonites informed, safe and cared for. I am very impressed and grateful."
"Thank you for all you are doing for our community!" (edited)

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