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 (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)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, October 15: Vashon COVID Update:  • Half of New Vashon Cases Are Kids and Youth  • Appointments Available for Pfizer Boosters • Booster Vaccination Site Opens Strong • How Can I Get Maximum Protection from My Mask? • Latest Vashon COVID Statistics

• La mitad de los nuevos casos en Vashon son en niños y jóvenes • Si recibió la vacuna de Pfizer, y si está a riesgo, haga su cita para recibir el refuerzo • ¿Como puedo obtener la máxima protección con el cubreboca? • Número de casos de COVID

Updated testing info available here 

Access the latest COVID information (including the following), as a PDF: Vashon COVID Guide

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
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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
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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
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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
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

Free Ham Radio Technician License Exam Preparatory Class: May 20, 2011 to May 22, 2011

Apr 3

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4/3/2011 3:41 AM  RssIcon

Amateur Radio operators are people from all walks of life--no matter what age, gender or physical ability. Did you know that most of the astronauts are Amateur Radio Operators? You're never too young or old. And, getting started in Amateur Radio has never been easier! Now, you no longer have to learn Morse Code to get your first Ham Radio License, the Technician Class, as in years past! Just pass a 35 question multiple choice exam given by volunteer Ham Radio Operators and you will be "on the air" in no time!

Vashon - Maury Island Radio Club in conjunction with West Seattle Ham Radio Club will be presenting a Technician License Exam Preparatory Class Friday evening, 05-20-2011 to Sunday evening 05-22-2011.  This is a free course but participants are required to purchase a text book (approximately $29) and your ARRL VEC Test Fee will be $15

If you would like to sign up for this class, please contact Sharon Danielson at kharazi@aol.com

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Textbook:

ARRL Ham Radio License Manual Revised 2nd Edition 

Includes practice exam software on CD-ROM

Printing (November 2010)

ISBN: 978-0-87259-097-7

http://www.arrl.org/shop/Ham-Radio-License-Manual-Revised-2nd-Edition/?page=1

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Ham-Radio-License-Manual-CD/dp/0872590976/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1301781488&sr=1-2-fkmr0

Lesson Plan:

Friday Night: 6:30PM to 9:30PM

Chapters 7 and 8 (lecture)

Group Practice and Study

Saturday: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Chapter 3 (lecture)

Group Practice and Study

Chapter 5 (lecture)

Group Practice and Study

Chapter 2 (lecture)

Group Practice and Study

Sunday: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Chapter 4 (lecture)

Group Practice and Study

Chapter 6 & 9 (lecture)

Group Practice and Study

Final Review

Group Practice and Study

Exam Starts @ 6:30

ARRL VEC test fee $15.00

This will be an open testing session.   You may request to take your General or Extra test at this time.

Please contact Sharon Danielson kharazi@aol.com to request a General or Extra test form.

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